This past Sunday, November 14, was a special day at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Buffalo Bills earned their first victory of the 2010 season as they held off the Detroit Lions, 14-12. In addition, the Bills organization recognized local veterans in observation of Veterans Day and they presented Ruben Brown with the Ralph C. Wilson Distinguished Service Award. We were able to watch from the sideline with his foundation volunteers Mary-Jo and Mike and his three adorable children, Solomon, Benjamin and Isabel. Then we were off to the suite to watch the Bills win!
Brown, who spent nine years with the Bills, accepted the award in recognition of his work with the Ruben Brown Foundation. Created in 2000, the foundation provides assistance to charities and community organizations that focuses on the development of youth through athletics, cultural and educational programs.
Some of the organizations that have benefited from the Foundation’s work include; Dreams Take Flight, The Bo Henson Foundation, Buffalo Prep, Inner City Youth Football, Camp Good Days, Salvation Army (Virginia, Chicago & Buffalo), The Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, High School and Youth Athletic Programs, and many ‘in time of need’ donations.
A huge congratulations to the Ruben Brown Foundation as they have raised over $500,000 towards youth programs throughout the years and have no sign of slowing down just like Ruben during his 13 years in the NFL! For more information on the Ruben Brown Foundation please visit Rubensrun.com. Be sure to stay tuned to KC You There to find out more about Ruben’s involvement in the community and his upcoming Anguilla Classic.