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- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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JOIN US FOR THE
11TH ANNUAL SLAMfest
at the Otis “POPS” Brown Basketball Court!
SLAMfest is our annual basketball tournament and fundraiser benefiting elementary school children in the DFW metroplex. This event is spearheaded by Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation Board Member and organization co-founder, Jamaal Brown. Jamaal created this event in 2009 to give back to his alma mater, Sam Houston High School AISD, by bringing together current students and alumni with a fun filled, competitive day of community basketball games and community giving.
Join us for our 11th annual celebration on August 14, 2021, from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Otis “POPS” Brown Basketball Court at Bob Cooke Park in Arlington, Texas! Bob Cooke Park is located at 2025 Craig Hanking Drive Arlington, Texas 76010. This event is FREE to attend. Food trucks will be onsite selling concessions.
To register a team or to play as an individual on an existing basketball team, please email Jamaal Brown at email@example.com for more event details.
Please bring back to school donations geared for elementary school kids!
The 7th Annual ExtraordinaryIs Awards Gala 2021
On Friday, November 12, 2021, the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation will host its 7th Annual Awards Gala at Live! By Loews in Arlington, Texas. The ExtraordinaryIs Awards Gala is the marquis, annual fundraising event of the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation. At the Awards Gala, we celebrate and honor local nonprofit organizations, high school and college students, and corporations who have made an extraordinary impact on the local DFW community. We strive to honor the unsung, ordinary, everyday heroes in our community with grants and scholarships.
The event is comprised of a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, awards ceremony, dinner, dancing, and keynote speech. Past keynote addresses have been given by Lynette Khalfani-Cox, Carl Lewis, US Army Master Sergeant Cedric King, Tyson Durfey, and Thasunda Brown Duckett. Since 2017, Kevin Frazier, the Emmy Award winning co-host of Entertainment Tonight, has been a special guest and master of ceremonies at the event. To date, we have given out 99 college scholarships, 23 sustaining college grants, 13 community impact awards, and have seeded 18 nonprofit organizations.
Friday, November 12, 2021
6:30 PM to 11 PM
Live! by Loews
1600 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011
Valet and Garage Parking
Special Group Room Rates will be available soon.
Ticket sales will begin online on September 15, 2021.
2021 Keynote Speaker
Announcement Coming Soon!
Special Guest and Master of Ceremonies
Emmy Award-winning Co-Host of Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Provided By
3 time Grammy Award Winner and Golden Globe Nominated Singer
Official DJ of the Dallas Cowboys
Executive Director and Gala Event Coordinator
Shannon’s Custom Events
Gala Presentation and Event Videos Crafted By
What does extraordinary mean to you?
The ExtraordinaryIS movement seeks to improve our community by finding and rewarding ordinary people who have the conviction to achieve extraordinary goals with limited resources. Join us in honoring and celebrating these extraordinary heroes in our community.
Nominate a student today for the 2021 ExtraordinaryIS Scholarship Award! Do you know an extraordinary high school senior who gives back to the community? The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation provides scholarships to these unsung heroes in our local area high schools. The 2021 application submissions open on January 18, 2021. Applications will be accepted until midnight on April 30, 2021. Awardees will be announced by the end May, 2021.
We also offer a Renewal Sustaining Grant for past ExtraordinaryIS Scholars to continue their college education. Returning ExtraordinaryIS Scholars should reapply using the same submission form. We look forward to hearing from you. Good luck pursuing your higher education dreams!
Do you know of an extraordinary Texas-based tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an extraordinary story? The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation's ExtraordinaryIS grant program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary things with limited resources in our community. Nominate your favorite nonprofit organization for an ExtraordinaryIS Award today!
SLAMfest is our annual basketball tournament and fundraiser at Sam Houston High School benefiting the Arlington Independent School basketball programs. Our event also raises money and provides school supplies to children in need across the DFW metroplex.
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Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc.
7220 Fossil Rim Trail
Arlington, TX 76002