Brandon Carr and his Carr Cares Foundation created a new literacy initiative titled “Lit Buddies”, to promote a culture of reading amongst young students by providing books and other fun literary resources on a bi-monthly basis. Brandon Carr donated 250 year-long subscriptions to students in Dallas, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland. Brandon appeared at Glenmount Elementary in Baltimore on Monday, September 30th to surprise the whole second grade class with their first Lit Buddies box which included two new books, a writing journal, a Lit Buddies wrist band & water bottle, and other fun items! The box also included a Brandon Carr build-a-head which was donated by the company.
Baltimore Ravens Standout Brandon Carr Hosts Bright Smiles Kids Awards
On February 15th, more than 300 of Baltimore’s Arlington Elementary School students donned top hats and tiaras, boas and bow ties today to attend the Bright Smiles Kids Awards hosted by Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Strutting the red carpet, the students posed for “paparazzi” and shared how they keep their smiles healthy and bright. During the awards ceremony, special guest Brandon Carr, the Baltimore Raven’s veteran cornerback,
Carr Cares Foundation Hosts
6th Annual Brandon Carr Elite Football & Cheerleading Camp
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr returned home to host his 6th annual youth football & cheerleading camp in Flint, Michigan. More than 400 student athletes took the field at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School on Saturday, June 15th.The camp is designed to introduce children to football & cheerleading by teaching basic skills in an exciting and energetic environment while helping more experienced athletes elevate their game through specialized training.
The camp has continued to be a staple in the Flint community since its inception.
Carr Cares Foundation Hosts “Pitch Flint: Young Entrepreneur Challenge 2019”
On June 14, 2019, the Carr Cares Foundation hosted the highly anticipated “Pitch Flint: Young Entrepreneur Challenge 2019” at the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint, Michigan. In partnership with 100k ideas and the Community Foundation of Flint, the Carr Cares Foundation was able to put on its first inaugural student business pitch competition during Brandon Carr’s annual charity weekend. The competition featured six contestants between the ages of 12-15, whom competed for the opportunity to win as much as $5,000 of grant money to kickstart their business.
Each contestant had the chance to pitch their innovative idea to a panel of judges and the local business community.
The Carr Cares Foundation hosted their first inaugural “Chopped for a Cause” cooking competition that took place at Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts in Plano, TX. The event, which is now scheduled to be one of their annual fundraisers, was an evening spent raising money through silent and live auctions, sponsorships, and a fun interactive cooking contest.
Four chef teams, consisting of two contestants per top sponsorship, were paired with a celebrity athlete and given a mystery basket full of an unusual combination of ingredients that were expected to be used in their entrees. The dishes that were created by the four competing teams were later evaluated by a panel of judges.
The Carr Cares Foundation is ready for football season as Brandon Carr enters his 11th season of his National Football League career, but that’s not the only exciting thing starting up this fall. The Carr Cares Foundation is thrilled to announce their new partnership with EVERFI, Inc., leading technology innovator, to provide students at elementary schools in Flint, MI; Dallas, TX and Baltimore, MD with health and wellness education using a digital program sponsored by the Carr Cares Foundation.
The choices students learn to make when they’re young can have a lasting impact on their lifetime well-being,
On June 16th, 2018, Brandon Carr hosted his 5th annual youth football and cheerleading camp. Over 200 student-athletes took the field at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School to learn new skills and techniques.
The Camp was broken up into two sessions to assure the best experience for student-athletes. Youth athletes (ages 7-13) participated in session one and all high school athletes participated in session two. The student-athletes participated in comprehensive speed and agility drills used by professionals and college teams to improve their coordination, overall skills,
On June 15th, 2018, the Carr Cares Foundation hosted a charity comedy show at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint, MI. The show featured DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, and Chico Bean; three of the funniest comedians from MTV & Nick Cannon’s “Wild’N Out” sketch comedy series. The crowd was in for a treat as the trio did not disappoint, providing an evening full of laughs.
The Carr Cares Foundation also partnered with Dreamchasers Inc., founded by Flint native,
Carr Cares Foundation Presents
5th Annual Brandon Carr Elite Football & Cheerleading Camp
WHO: Brandon Carr, NFL Cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens, is hosting his fifth Annual Elite Football & Cheerleading camp. Carr will be bringing along several teammates and other NFL guests.
WHAT: The youth camp is designed to help participants develop and improve their football skills, sportsmanship and teamwork, while building confidence both on-and-off the field. NFL Players, college stars, and football coaches from the area will coach campers and provide their expertise.
On April 24th, 2018, a nervous Brandon Carr found himself entering a tunnel that led to 10, 000 cheering families, except on this occasion it wasn’t to enter a football game. A far too familiar feeling as Brandon has played in over 160 straight games as an NFL cornerback. On this day, he was entering the arena at UT-Arlington as the keynote speaker for Uplift Education’s College signing day. A celebratory event that features Uplift seniors as they walk across the stage enthusiastically unveiling their future college.
Brandon’s mission as the keynote speaker was to leave Uplift Education’s senior class with not only words of encouragement,
Flint native and Ravens defensive back Brandon Carr earned the national “Inspiration to Youth Award” on Saturday, May 25th at the 59th Pop Warner Little Scholar All-American Scholars Banquet. Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization and the only one with established academic standards, honored thousands of young student-athletes from around the country who earned a 96% GPA or higher and were named Pop Warner All-American Scholars during the event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
The Inspiration to Youth award is presented to an individual who has inspired the youth of today to become great achievers of tomorrow.
On June 10, 2017, the Carr Cares Foundation held the 4th annual Brandon Carr Elite Football & Cheerleading Camp in Brandon Carr’s hometown of Flint, MI. This year’s event was filled with over 260 student-athletes learning football and cheerleading techniques from some of the top individuals in the sports industry. Some of Brandon’s football friends joined the action this year including, Willie Henry (Baltimore Ravens), Morris Claiborne (New York Jets) and B.W. Webb (Chicago Bears) to give the students some tips from the pros.
In addition to a day filled with learning how to become better student-athletes,