THE RONNIE BREWER FOUNDATION

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The Ronnie Brewer Foundation supports communities in at-risk situations while promoting education, physical fitness, and the importance of working together as a team. Ronnie Brewer Jr. was motivated to start this foundation because he found it important to give back and support communities in ways he felt supported while he was growing up.

“Family is very important in developing values and
morals in a child, but your community also plays an
important part in building great character as well,”
– Ronnie Brewer Jr.

Ronnie Brewer Jr. has touched many communities during his NBA career. Since entering into the NBA, Ronnie Brewer Jr. and his family have dedicated themselves to making a difference in each of those communities in which Ronnie Brewer Jr. has been blessed to reside. While playing professional basketball, Ronnie Brewer Jr. has managed to support the Salt Lake City, Chicago, and New York City areas. He also dedicates enormous support in his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. As The Ronnie Brewer Foundation continues to grow, its programs will continue to expand and increase the scope of its reach. Every year since 2007, The Ronnie Brewer Foundation has been able to bless families with a holiday meal during Thanksgiving and Christmas through our Holiday Blessing Baskets program. This year, twenty-five families were blessed with a turkey and a basket full of food during the Christmas holiday. These families were chosen through the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club in Arkansas. The Holiday Blessing Basket program is just one of many programs that the foundation provides through the Boys and Girls Club. Ronnie Brewer Jr. and the Foundation also hosts a charity weekend where there is a series of events that takes place to raise money to help build a new gymnasium and life center for the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club. The Night with the Stars gala that takes place during that weekend also helps to raise money that goes towards scholarships to help high school students to attend college. Ronnie Brewer Jr. will continue to support communities and their programs with the goal of impacting as many people that he possibly can.

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Letter From The Founder

Growing up the son of a professional basketball player was not always easy. Many kids labeled my siblings and I as “privileged” because they assumed we lived a “certain type” of lifestyle due to our father’s career in the NBA. I can remember going to the Boys and Girls Club in Fayetteville and being able to feel like a normal kid. The Boys and Girls Club was just one of the many places in my community that impacted my life. My school, my church, and many other places played an instrumental part as well.

When I became a professional athlete I made it my mission to give back to the community that helped shaped me into the man that I am today. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others, especially kids, like many had done for me. My parents placed a huge emphasis on education and physical fitness. I have read books to elementary school kids at Owl Creek Elementary School. Every year I give away The Ronnie Brewer Scholarship to a male student-athlete at Fayetteville High School to assist in attending college. Through the Brew Crew, I host a “Brew Crew Basketball Camp” and the Foundation allows for 15 athletes to attend the camp for free. I have also been blessed to help families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Each year I give out food through our “Holiday Blessing Baskets” program. This year I’ve blessed 25 families with a basket full of food for their holiday meals.

Since The Ronnie Brewer Foundation was started, it has grown tremendously. Our outreach has extended to Salt Lake City, Chicago, New York City, and Oklahoma City. The Foundation and I have adopted two schools along my NBA journey: Pershing West School in Chicago and Harriet Tubman Charter School in the Bronx. Kids from these schools are given the opportunity to attend an NBA game and experience the entire atmosphere of the game. I am very proud of the work I do for my hometown, but one of by greatest accomplishments was becoming Sports & Fitness Ambassador of the Boys & Girls Club, Tri-State New York area.

My family and I are dedicated to making a difference by changing our community, and yours. We will continue our mission to support communities in at-risk situations while promoting education, physical fitness, and the importance of working together as a team. Thank you for your continued support of the Ronnie Brewer Foundation!

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Brewer Jr.
Founder, The Ronnie Brewer Foundation

The Ronnie Brewer Foundation Team

Carolyn Brewer – President of The Ronnie Brewer Foundation

“She, and husband Ron Sr., have dedicated their time to supporting Ronnie and helping build better communities through the Ronnie Brewer Foundation.”

Carolyn Brewer, lovely mother of Ronnie, has served as the president of the Ronnie Brewer Foundation since 2007. Carolyn became the foundation’s president after retiring from Proctor and Gamble after 11 years with the company. She is responsible for the overall management of all the programs that the foundation creates, develops, and enters into partnership with. Currently Carolyn is on the University of Arkansas’ Chancellor’s Diversity Committee as well. While serving as the foundation’s president, she has also committed her time to the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr Committee and the Free Health Clinic Board in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She, and husband Ron Sr., have dedicated their time to supporting Ronnie and helping build better communities through the Ronnie Brewer Foundation.

 

Ron Brewer – Vice President of The Ronnie Brewer Foundation

“Ron and Ronnie are the first father-son combination in Bulls history. Though Ron continues to mentor Ronnie on all aspects of his game-play, Ron also helps in exploring avenues where Ronnie can help his community.”

This ex-NBA great, is Ronnie’s father and he played a vital role in molding Ronnie into a great person and athlete. Ron Brewer first made his mark in basketball history when he was a part of the “Triplets”, along with Sidney Moncrief and Marvin Delph, playing for the University of Arkansas. After taking the Razorbacks to the NCAA Final Four in 1978, Ron entered into the 1978 NBA Draft. He was picked 7th in the draft by the Portland Trailblazers. Ron went on to play 8 years in the NBA before retiring in 1986. His experience proved to be a useful tool in preparing his son Ronnie for the NBA.

 

Candice Graham – Director of The Ronnie Brewer Foundation and The Brew Crew 

“Candice and Ronnie battled each other on the court growing up for years, but now they are working on the same team for the better of their community.”

Candice is honored to work with one of her siblings on a mission that has been dear to her heart. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tulsa in Sociology while she played basketball for the women’s basketball team. Candice found it important to help her community by serving the youth. While she worked on her Masters in Sports Management at Drexel University, she worked for several social work organizations such as Family and Children’s Services and Youth Bridge. Currently, she is a co-owner of a beauty supply store in Arkansas called Hair Couture. Candice continues to pursue the foundation’s mission by being heavily involved in organizing, marketing, advertising, and executing programs and events that the foundation and the Brew Crew is involved with.

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Blessing Baskets

The Brewer family cherishes the holiday season and together they decided to make sure that families that were in need of food during the holiday season would be able to provide a meal for their families for that holiday. The Ronnie Brewer Foundation has partnered up with the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club to put on the Blessing Baskets program. Every year the Ronnie Brewer Foundation provides a selected group of families, identified by the Boys and Girls Club, with the necessary groceries to have a holiday meal during Thanksgiving or Christmas. Each family selected gets items such as a turkey, green beans, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, and items to make dressing.

See the latest press release for the 2013 Thanksgivings Blessing Basket attached in a PDF below!
Click here for Thanksgivings Blessing Basket Press Release

Blessings in Backpack

Ronnie donates funds to the Blessings in a Backpack program. This program provides elementary school children who are on the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. The backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.

Community Outreach

The Ronnie Brewer Foundation has partnered with New York Based Rogosin Institute to bring awareness to issues such as kidney disease hypertension and diabetes. The Rogosin Institute is an independent not-for-profit treatment and research center that has been providing care to patients for over five decades. Rogosin is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

The Rogosin Institute has unique ways of bringing worldwide, the results of basic research to the patient for prevention and treatment of disease. The Institute has unusual opportunities to do this in kidney disease; transplantation including pancreatic islet transplantation for diabetes, cardiovascular disease related to cholesterol and other lipid disorders. It has the ability to recognize allied health problems. The goal of The Institute is to carry out and further these missions. Ronnie Brewer Jr. has been a significant catalyst in bringing awareness to people of all ages.

Sports and Fitness

The Ronnie Brewer Foundation has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to develop Sports and Fitness Initiatives for kids. In November 2012, Ronnie was selected as the Sports & Fitness Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club. This platform will promote health, wellness and staying fit. During his off-season Ronnie will visit Boys & Girls Clubs in select cities to run basketball clinics and participate in youth based healthy living panels.

The Ronnie Brewer Scholarship

The Ronnie Brewer Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship that is given to a high school male student athlete headed to college, but needs extra funds in order to attend. This scholarship is given to a current student attending Fayetteville High School and they are selected by the men’s basketball coach. The student athlete must meet the requirements of the college in which he wishes to attend in order to qualify for the scholarship.

“The 2018 Ronnie Brewer Foundation Charity Weekend”

JUNE 8-10, 2018

The Ronnie Brewer Foundation is so excited to be hosting its annual charity weekend for its 8th year. Our charity weekend started after Ronnie Brewer dedicated himself to raising money to build a new gymnasium and life center for the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club.

Click on this link to download more information about this event.

Ronnie Brewer Jr. was raised in Arkansas and wants to make a difference in the lives of as many people in the Northwest Arkansas community. He makes sure to take time out of his schedule to help his hometown area.
The RBF has been making a difference in our community for years. We have a Blessing Basket program during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The RBF hosts a toy drive during the Christmas holiday to provide gifts for children that would otherwise not receive any. The foundation gives scholarships to high school student-athletes that need additional assistance paying for the essentials of college as well. These are just a few of the things that we do throughout the year. We strive to support the NWA community in at-risk situations while promoting education, physical fitness, and the importance of working together as a team.

The RBF charity weekend brings people together from all walks of life to have fun while raising money. This year’s events begin on Friday, June 8th with our bowling tournament at the Ozark Bowling Lanes. Everyone has a blast bowling, socializing, dancing, and eating amazing food. Whether you are an amazing bowler or a beginner, it’s the perfect Friday night out! The following night we have our charity gala at Pratt Barn. This year’s theme is “A Night with the Stars: The Best of Northwest Arkansas. This night is filled with music, dancing, great local food, and an awesome silent auction. We will be highlighting all the things that make Northwest Arkansas great, as well as some of Ronnie’s favorite too. It’s the who’s who event of the summer and you NEVER know who the special invited guests will be.

We are asking you to join our team by becoming a sponsor and by helping to make this “Ronnie Brewer Foundation Charity Weekend” bigger and better than ever! Please review the information that follows, and we look forward to you joining the team. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Ronnie Brewer Foundation by emailing us at Send Mail


SPONSORSHIP – TITLE: $10,000

  • Company name and logo as the Title Sponsor recognition on all 2018 RBF Charity Events
  • Company logo on Step & Repeat for press / Media Interviews & Photos
  • “Presented by” your company on Radio & TV promo
  • Exclusive area for photos
  • 4 Foursomes (16 Players/4 Lanes) in bowling tournament
  • Included greens fees, cart, gift bag and lunch
  • Signage at the bowling event
  • 3 tables (each table seats 8) at the Gala
  • 2 bottles of wine per table
  • Gift Bags at the Gala
  • Digital & Social Media

  • Opportunity to display banner at event
  • Social media mentions on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts
  • Print

  • Press Release
  • 1. SPONSORSHIP – TITLE: $10,000
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    SPONSORSHIP – PLATINUM: $7,500

  • Company Logo on the Step & Repeat For Press/Media Interviews and Photos
  • “Presented by” Your Companies name on Radio and TV Promo
  • Exclusive Area for Photos
  • 3 Foursomes (12 Players/3 Lanes) in bowling tournament
  • Signage at the bowling event
  • 2 tables (each table seats 8) at the Gala
  • 2 bottles of wine per table
  • Exclusive are for photos at Gala
  • Gift Bags at the Gala
  • Digital & Social Media

  • Opportunity to display banner at event
  • Social media mentions on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts
  • Print

  • Press Release
  • Click here to email us for more details






    SPONSORSHIP – GOLD: $5,000

  • Company Logo on the Step & Repeat For Press/Media Interviews and Photos
  • “Presented by” Your Companies name on Radio and TV Promo
  • 2 Foursomes (8 Players/2 Lanes) in bowling tournament
  • Signage at the bowling event
  • 2 tables (each table seats 8) at the Gala
  • 2 bottles of wine per table
  • Gift Bags at the Gala
  • DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Opportunity to display banner at event
  • Social media mentions on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts
  • PRINT

  • Press release
  • Click here to email us for more details






    SPONSORSHIP – SILVER: $2,500

  • Company Logo on the Step & Repeat For Press/Media Interviews and Photos
  • “Presented by” Your Companies name on Radio and TV Promo
  • 1 Foursomes (4 Players/1 Lane) in bowling tournament
  • Signage at the bowling event
  • 1 table (each table seats 8) at the Gala
  • 2 bottles of wine
  • Gift Bags at the Gala
  • DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Opportunity to display banner at event
  • Social media mentions on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts
  • PRINT

  • Press release
  • Click here to email us for more details






    SPONSORSHIP – BRONZE: $1,500

  • Company name on the program at Gala
  • One table at the Gala (seats 8)
  • One team of four at bowling event
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    SPONSORSHIP – TABLE: $1,000

  • 1 table at the gala (table of 8)
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    SPONSORSHIP – INDIVIDUAL BOWLER: $100

  • 1 individual bowler ticket
  • Click here to email us for more details






    SPONSORSHIP – Single Gala Ticket: $60

  • 1 individual ticket to the gala
  • Click here to email us for more details





    The Ronnie Brewer Foundation was established in 2009. Ronnie Brewer Jr. commits himself to giving back to his community. Through his involvement in charitable events, it is Ronnie Brewer Jr.’s hope that he can be used as an instrument to harness the power of professional sports to make a difference in the community. It is his desire to help fund nonprofit organizations in the areas of education and youth sports( basketball camps) and recreation in order to positively impact his community.

    We believe that it takes everyone working together to improve our community. Through your tax-deductible donation to The Ronnie Brewer Foundation, you will help support our community by joining Ronnie Brewer Jr.’s team and his mission to “reach for a brighter tomorrow”.

     

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    Use this to find articles and much more about The Ronnie Brewer Foundation. Please use the links below of titles to look for recent and archived stories.

    1. Ronnie Brewer Supports Prematurity Awareness Month
    2. The Ronnie Brewer Foundation Donates $100,000 to Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club
    3. The Ronnie Brewer Foundation Private V.I.P. Event
    4. The Ronnie Brewer Foundation Gala
    5. Not Far From Home: Ronnie Brewer’s Home Ties In Oklahoma City
    6. “Brew Crew” Basketball Camp 2011
    7. Ronnie Brewer Foundation Charity Weekend
    8. Event: Ronnie Brewer Foundation A Night With the Stars
    9. NBA Star Raises Money for New Gym
    10. The Ronnie Brewer Foundation presents the Brew Bowling Extravaganza!
    11. Ronnie Brewer Makes Appearances Around Chicago
    12. Teamwork Makes The Dreamwork
    13. Chicago Bulls Guard Ronnie Brewer Jr. Adopts Pershing West Middle School
    14. Ronnie Brewer For Stamp Out Smoking
    15. Like Father, Like Son – Ronnie Brewer Jr.
    16. Ronnie Brewer Jr. Fan’s Edge Autograph Signing
    17. BSO Interview: Chicago Bulls’ Ronnie Brewer Talks Lockout and Playing with Derrick Rose
    18. Shoot for the Stairs – Skyrise Climb
    19. All The Right Moves | Good Health Initiative
    20. Ronnie Brewer Jr. Recognized as Sporting Generosity’s Player of the Month
    21. 2011 Brew Crew Camp A Huge Success
    22. Ronnie Brewer Jr. 14th Pick in the 2006 NBA Draft