PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The second annual coaches clinic to benefit “In Brayden’s Eyes, The Brayden Carr Foundation” will take place on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Notable hardwood mentors Billy Donovan, Tom Crean, Mick Cronin, Stan Van Gundy, Kevin Eastman and Fran Fraschilla are scheduled to lecture at the highly anticipated event.
“In Brayden’s Eyes, The Brayden Carr Foundation Inc.”, is a 501(c)(3) non- profit charitable organization established by Jim and Natalie Carr, parents of the late Brayden James Carr. Jim called the BIG EAST conference home for 14 years and is now an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island. He was a staple with the Rutgers University men’s basketball program in various positions for many years. Natalie is a former athletic trainer, coach, local teacher, and most importantly Brayden’s Mommy.
Brayden was an adorable two and a half year old boy whose beautiful life was much too short. Brayden’s battle remains an inspiration to us and his courage and perseverance is a tribute to the human spirit. Out of horrific tragedy, in May 2011, the Carr family dedicated their lives to honoring their son’s indomitable spirit and infectious enthusiasm for life through positive endeavors. By way of service projects and fundraising ventures, they hope to provide athletic, social, rehabilitative, and academic opportunities to children with seizure conditions and their related physical needs, as well as provide humanitarian support/relief to their parents.
The foundation has a fully volunteer staff and 100% of the net proceeds go directly into the scholarship fund to help put smiles on many kids’ faces.
The clinic is open to all coaches. It will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 with a pre-event registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and a lunch break from 12:20-1:10 p.m. Lunch will be provided. A $150.00 donation fee per coach is required.
For additional information on the foundation and to register for the coaching clinic, please visit www.braydencarrfoundation.org.