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  • Sat
    Rice University, Houston, TX

    Rice University, in collaboration with the Rice University Athletic Department and “R” Association, will host two very special events in honor of alumnus and Rice University Hall of Fame Football Player, O.J. Brigance, who is currently in his 10th year of battling ALS.

     -- 9:00 AM - Celebration of Courage 1.57 Mile Championship Walk
    The starts kicks off with the Celebration of Courage 1.57 Mile Championship Walk (all ages welcome) which will be held at Rice Stadium. For a $30 Registration fee attendees can enjoy music by DJ Paki Nelson, Rice Alum DJ, snacks and water, music and games in the Kids’ Fun Zone as they honor O.J. Brigance with fun and fitness!

    -- 6:00 PM - Celebration of Courage Party
    Continue the celebrations at the Celebration of Courage Party (adults ages 21+ only please) being held at the Patterson Center. Tickets can be purchased for $75 and will provide access to to delicious food and beverages, entertainment, a silent auction, and a program which include remarks from O.J. Brigance and recognition of all O.J. Brigance Courage Award winners from the last several years.


    Special guests include:
    -- Matt Musil from KHOU CBS Houston (emcee)
    -- Nate Griffin from KRIV FOX Houston (emcee)
    -- Anthony Weaver, former Raven and defensive line coach for the Texans (reception)

    The O.J. Brigance Courage Award is given annually to the Rice University football player who best represents and demonstrates the combined qualities of teamwork, good character, work ethic, and courageous leadership which are the hallmarks of the athletic and professional career of O. J. Brigance. By his example, Brigance inspired and continues to inspire excellence in his teammates by simply striving for excellence in himself.

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