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2016 Soiree with O.J. – A Rockin’ Good Time!


The Brigance Brigade Foundation celebrated O.J. Brigance’s 47th birthday on Friday, October 21st with the “Soiree with O.J. – A Rockin’ Good Time!” event at the Hard Rock Café Baltimore with ESNAVI.

98 Rock Dip Bowl

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On September 24, 2016, 98 Rock Baltimore hosted the first ever Dip Bowl! Held at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, this wonderful event featured a Ravens Roosts dip competition and benefited the Brigance Brigade Foundation.

ROSE Majestic Gala

roseO.J. Brigance served as the keynote speaker at the REGAL Women and ROYAL Men Majestic Gala on June 25, 2-16. The REGAL Women and ROYAL Men Internship Program serves youth between the ages of 11-17 years old within the Yale Heights and Irvington communities in Baltimore City. The program seeks to provide youth with the tools to become successful and marketable towards their career desires, while also inspiring them to become entrepreneurial leaders in their communities by increasing social skills, cultivating talent, and developing their capacity to serve others. The Majestic Gala served as an event to culminate the year and celebrate the progress of each participant.

2016 5.7K Championship Run Event

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The Brigance Brigade Foundation hosted its third annual 5.7K Championship Run and 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk event on Sunday, May 1, 2016 to kick off ALS Awareness Month! More than 1,200 runners and their families from the Baltimore area, and across the region, registered for the event which took place in Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore, MD and raised $200,000 to support people currently battling ALS. Photos courtesy of: One Rock Studio

Zumbathon for ALS

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On Wednesday, May 11, Baltimore area residents got up and moving for fun, fitness and a great cause at the third annual Zumbathon for ALS! Merritt Athletic Clubs teamed up with the Brigance Brigade Foundation to host this calorie-burning dance fitness party in support of the Foundation’s mission to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS.

Celebrity Crush Night at The BoatHouse Canton

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The BoatHouse Canton hosted Celebrity Crush Night on Tuesday, March 29 to support the Brigance Brigade Foundation and encourage the community to #RaceForALS! The event featured a live radio-broadcasting from 98 Rock and some of our favorite sports celebrities including former University of Maryland Basketball Coach Gary Williams, Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker C.J. Mosley, WBAL-TV Sports Anchor Keith Mills and former NFL players Mike McCrary and Matt Stover.

Soiree with O.J. – A Rockin’ Good Time!

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The Brigance Brigade Foundation celebrated O.J. Brigance’s 46th birthday on Tuesday, October 6 with the “Soiree with O.J. – A Rockin’ Good Time!” event at the Hard Rock Café Baltimore. Photos courtesy of: One Rock Studio

2015 5.7K Championship Run Event

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On Saturday, April 25, 2015 more than 1,400 runners and their families gathered from across the state and region at Canton Waterfront Park for the event which raised over $175,000 for those suffering from ALS.
Photos courtesy of: One Rock Studio & Tyrone Eaton Photography

Big 12 Lacrosse Invitational

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On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Baltimore Warhawks – a non-profit, semi-professional football team made up of police officers and firefighters in the National Public Safety Football League – honored O.J. Brigance and the Brigance Brigade Foundation prior to their home opener against the Philadelphia Blue Flame.

Ravens Honor Brigance as “Legend of the Game”

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Business leaders in Baltimore and the surrounding areas gathered at The BoatHouse Canton on Thursday, March 12th to learn about the Brigance Brigade 5.7K Championship Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk and enjoy breakfast!

Inaugural 5.7K Championship Run Event

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The Brigance Brigade Foundation hosted their first annual 5.7K family fun run event on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. Over 1,000 runners and their fam
ilies gathered at Canton Waterfront Park for the event which raised $110,000 for those suffering from ALS.

“Three Rings for O.J.” Birthday Celebration

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The Brigance Brigade Foundation celebrated the 45th birthday of O.J. Brigance on Saturday, September 12th with a ‘Three Rings for O.J.’ event at Pimlico Race Course.

Worthington Elementary School Appearance

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On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, O.J. and Chanda Brigance visited Worthington Elementary School to speak to an audience of 500 students, teachers and parents about overcoming the challenges they face with ALS and helping and supporting others when they are struggling or dealing with difficulties in their lives.

NC Assistive Technology Program Conference

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O.J. and Chanda Brigance were the Keynote Speakers on Friday, August 30, 2013 in Charlotte, NC on behalf of the North Carolina Rehabilitation Association at the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program Conference. The Association also made a $5,000 donation to the Brigance Brigade Foundation.

O.J. Brigance 44th Birthday Celebration

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O.J. Brigance celebrated his birthday on September 24th with a southwestern themed party held at Pimlico Race Course. Friends, family and supporters of the Brigance Brigade Foundation gathered to celebrate O.J.’s continued fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. The star-studded event featured guest appearances by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, CNN Anchor and ALS advocate Suzanne Malveaux, as well as former and current Baltimore Ravens, including Ray Lewis, Ray Rice and Ozzie Newsome.

Stone’s Cove KitBar ‘do good things Sunday’ Event

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On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Stone’s Cove KitBar in Owings Mills, MD hosted their first do good things Sunday in support of the Brigance Brigade Foundation. As a part of this program, the restaurant donated 10% of the day’s proceeds to the Foundation who also hosted an information table and supplied guest ‘ChefTenders’ throughout the day.

48th Annual Touchdowner of the Year Award

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The Touchdown Club of Houston honored former Rice football player O.J. Brigance with the 48th annual Touchdowner of the Year award on Wednesday, August 14. Brigance accepted via Skype while his father, Marcus, accepted the award in person on his behalf.

Super Bowl XLVII Ring Ceremony

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On June 7, 2013, the Baltimore Ravens staff and players gathered with their friends and family at the Under Armour Performance Center to celebrate their Super Bowl XLVII victory as they received their Super Bowl rings!

Baltimore Ravens’ White House Visit

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On June 5, 2013, President Obama welcomed Coach Harbaugh and the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House in honor of their Super Bowl XLVII victory.

Technology Cup

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As one of the charities of choice for the 2013 Technology Cup Challenge, the premier golfing event in the Mid-Atlantic region for Senior Level Information Technology executives, the Brigance Brigade Foundation received a portion of the proceeds from the June 3, 2013 event held at the Manor Country Club in Rockville, MD.

ALS Awareness Night at the Orioles

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In honor of ALS Awareness Month, O.J. and Chanda Brigance threw the ceremonial first pitch at the May 30, 2013 Baltimore Orioles game versus the Washington Nationals to raise awareness for ALS throughout Camden Yards. The Brigance Brigade Foundation also hosted the Orioles Community Booth that evening, distributing educational materials and ALS awareness badges and pins.

Maryland Terps vs. Eagles

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O.J. Brigance and former Boston College baseball player Peter Frates, who also suffers from ALS, joined the Terps baseball team and BC Eagles as honorary captains for their May 16th game. During warm ups, both teams wore Brigance Brigade t-shirts to show their support for the organization. In addition, prior to first pitch, Brigance and Frates exchanged lineup cards alongside Terrapin head coach John Szefc and BC head coach Mike Gambino.

2013 Fiesta 5K

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On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the 7th annual Fiesta 5K Run for ALS Research had another successful year as the biggest ALS event in the Baltimore area. Over 2,600 runners raised over $415,000 for the Packard Center’s research programs. With one of the largest teams of the day, the Brigance Brigade Foundation showed full support and also hosted a Fun Zone for families sponsored by CareFirst.

Benefit Concert

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On April 6, 2013, the Brigance Brigade Foundation hosted a benefit concert at the Baltimore Soundstage which featured the Charm City Devils and Loving the Lie. The concert, whose emcee was Baltimore’s own Sara Fleischer of 98 Rock, was held to raise money for families dealing with ALS.

Corporate Breakfast 2013

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The Brigance Brigade Foundation hosted their first annual Corporate Cultivation Breakfast on February 28, 2013 at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s location in Canton, MD to educate business owners and community leaders about the organization and different opportunities available for corporate sponsorships.

Super Bowl XLVII Journey!

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During Super Bowl XLVII, the Brigance Brigade Foundation had the opportunity to promote ALS awareness throughout Baltimore and across the country through exciting events, appearances and initiatives including: the Today Show’s viist to the Inner Harbor, distributing commemorative t-shirts and watching O.J. and Chanda celebrate the Ravens’ victory!

KCI Technologies Check Presentation

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On Sunday, December 23, 2013, the Brigance Brigade Foundation was presented with a charitable donation from KCI Technologies prior to the Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants football game at M&T Bank Stadium.

ALS Dance for the Cure

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The Brigance Brigade Foundation partnered with local veteran and volunteer firefighter Justin Coulter, on November 17, 2012 to host the “ALS Dance for the Cure” at the Aberdeen American Legion Post 128. Sponsored by Ravens Nest #26, the event aimed to educate the public about ALS and raise funds for t
he Foundation.

Mount de Sales Academy 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame

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On November 10, 2012, O.J. Brigance joined Mount de Sales Academy at their 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Night as the distinguished guest of the evening. He spoke to the audience about his roots in his faith, leaving the crowd with the thought that God has chosen each of them to rise above the challenges they face, and positively influence those in the world around them.

O.J. Brigance Visits Towson University

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On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, O.J. Brigance met with the Towson University football team and coaching staff to speak about his football experiences and the lessons he has learned in his battle with ALS. Brigance’s message to the team focused on three words that have been vital to his strength and success through adversity: faith, focus, fortitude.

2012 Laureates Dinner

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On May 12, 2012, Rice University honored O.J. Brigance with a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented to alumni who have advanced the interests and standards of excellence of Rice University through distinctive professional or volunteer careers. While at Rice University studying Managerial Studies, Brigance received a number of Rice and Southwest Conference recognitions for his collegiate football career.