Athletes First Classic 2015
Deuce Brand was a proud sponsor of the Athletes First Golf Classic benefiting Orangewood Children's Foundation. The tournament was in Orange County at the Monarch Beach. It featured top NFL talent including: Toby Gerhart, Matt Barkclay, Jimmy Clausen, & Logan Thomas just to name a few.
Orangewood Children's Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization. Founded in 1981, it is one of the leading providers of services to children in foster care. Through programs focused on education, employment, housing, life skills and basic needs, the Foundation gives children and teens the tools necessary for happy, productive lives. Recognizing that nearly 50% of foster youth do not graduate from high school, in 2013 the Foundation opened The Academy, a free charter high school for community, under-served and foster teens. Orangewood PALS is a group of young professionals who support the Foundation by fund-raising and organizing activities for current and former foster children, hosting events for children at The Academy and the Orangewood Children's Home emergency shelter.
Last year alone Orangewood scholarships helped 279 former foster children attend colleges and universities throughout the United States. In its 32 year history, Orangewood has helped over 76,000 kids find their wings and soar. Beyond the programs, for thousands of foster children, Orangewood means "family," "opportunity" and "hope."