2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon
It’s that time of the year again! The Deion Branch Foundation will be entering the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon on Saturday April 25, 2015! For the fourth year, Team Branch will be running in the Mini (13.1 miles) portion of the race.
Because of all of you, last year we were able to raise a total of $10,727! That’s $22,000 including the Branch Family donation match. For more information click here
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HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE
Deion and Shola Branch along with their children and team members of the Deion Branch Foundation helped spread some holiday cheer for a Louisville family in need of a little assistance. The Branch family took the mother of four on a shopping spree. Things have been challenging for the mother since she’s been spending most of her time and money on her children. One child was diagnosed with ADHD and another is autistic. Between the family’s medical bills and day to day needs the hardship was real for the family.
We knew the family was very close when the children waited for their mother to walk away and they approached Mrs. Branch to see if they could get her a gift. They wanted to make sure she was also going to have something under the tree on Christmas as well.
We would like to thank the Louisville Metro Police Department. They made sure the family was able to get to Target in New Albany, Indiana to meet the Branch family.
Before leaving the store Team Branch still needed to make sure several dozen children currently in the Salvation of Army’s Emergency Shelter all had something for Christmas. We filled more than 50 bags with pajamas, underclothes, socks and diapers just to name a few of the items in their bags. Each child received a gift bag personally addressed to them.
After the shopping spree, the Branch family met the staff from the Salvation of Army and dropped off the gifts just in time for the holidays.
Two-time Super Bowl Champion Deion Branch says “I was always brought up as a child that when you are blessed with a special gift in your life, turn around and be a blessing to others. When the family walked into the store and we explained to the mother why she was there, the look on her face was simply priceless. I turned to my wife Shola and we knew that we were definitely doing the right thing by helping this great family. I’m also trying to instill in my children that it’s important to give back to the community. The whole day was truly a blessing and I’m so happy that my foundation was a part of it.”
Thanksgiving Blessing in a Backpack Event – 11/21/2014
When: Saturday, June 1st 2013 Where: St. X High School Louisville, KY Time: Camp starts at 9:00am - Noon | Registration from 8:00am - 9:00am Age: 7-16 Admission: $50
When: April 27th, 2013
It’s that time of the year again! The Deion Branch Foundation will be entering the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Mini Marathon on Saturday, April 27, 2013! For the second time, Team Branch will be running the Mini (13.1 miles) portion of the race. We were overwhelmed and beyond grateful of how much of a success last year’s event was. Because of all of you, we were able to SURPASS our goal of $25,000 and raise a total of $27,500. We are excited to begin training and even more excited to see if we can reach our goal this year. Support our cause and DONATE HERE
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New England Patriot WR Deion Branch and the Deion Branch Foundation, (DBF) is partnering with Target and the Children’s Shelter of Blackstone Valley to help make a season bright for a group of children wanting to have a Christmas holiday. With Christmas just days away, Deion and his family will take a group of children to a New England area Target to make sure their season is bright. The shopping event will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at Target. Click here for Press Release
November 20, 2012 Providence, RI - NFL star Deion Branch and the Deion Branch Foundation, (DBF) is spreading some holiday cheer and giving thanks for their many blessings. On Tuesday, November 20th, the DBF will participate in the BackPackers Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The foundation purchased turkeys to benefit the families in the Providence, Rhode Island community.