The Braylon Edwards Foundation
You know Braylon Edwards as an NFL wide receiver who started blazing the headlines during his football days at The University of Michigan. He is a guy that grew up in Detroit and used his athletic talents to take it to the next level. He’s also an all around good guy that never forgot about his roots and always made it a priority to give back.
Braylon started The Braylon Edwards Foundation in an effort to provide scholarships to youth in our community so that the importance of education is never forgotten.
We had the pleasure of working with Braylon and his team on two different occasions. Braylon held his 3rd Annual Celebrity Basketball Game and had the likes of Derrick Coleman (former NBA player), Marlin Jackson (NFLer), Roy Roundtree, Tim Hardaway Jr, Jordan Morgan, Alex Swieca (Michigan players), Mike Martin (NFL draftee), K9 (current welterweight world champion), Zach Novak and David Merritt (former basketball team captains), Stu Douglass, David Terrell (former Michigan players), Nic Harris (NFL Free Agent), Ralph Godbee (Detroit Police Chief), Dr. Darrius, Ryan Ermanni and Erin Nicole (media personalities), Rob Parker (sports commentator), Brain Olatunji (NHRA Funny Car Driver), Comedian CP (YouTube sensation).
Braylon even invited me (a Michigan State University alum) to play in the game! See, Wolverines and Spartans can play nice!
We also covered the 5th Annual Women Moving Forward & Reaching Back Brunch and Awards Ceremony, an event inspired by Braylon’s mother, Malesa Plater. The brunch was held at The Reserve in Birmingham, with World Champion athlete and former WNBA star, Marion Jones, as the keynote speaker. My former Local 4 colleague Paula Tutman served as the Master of Ceremonies during this fun, educational and celebratory event.
We love the work that Braylon does in the community and are proud to call him and his wonderful team friends of ours.
The Braylon Edwards Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs of under-served youth in the concentrated area of education. The Foundation’s goal is to emphasize the importance of education by providing scholarships and incentives to youth who demonstrate strong commitment and effort to excel in academics, conduct and community volunteerism. The Foundation also supports and contributes to organization’s whose programming includes health and hunger prevention.
Public Relations for Braylon Edwards and The Braylon Edwards Foundation provided by Tatiana Grant of Infused PR.