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Citizen and Community Award

2021-09-21T11:31:42-04:00September 21st, 2021|Awards, DB in the community, DBCYP, News|

Darrell Daniels of Derrick Brooks Charities is congratulated by Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister. Daniels and Derrick Brooks Charities received the Citizen and Community Award at a ceremony on September 8, 2021.

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Hard Rock 50th Anniversary Event

2021-09-21T11:32:11-04:00September 17th, 2021|Awards, Events, News, Partnerships|

On Wednesday September 8, 2021 Derrick Brooks Charities was awarded a $10,000 check from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as part of their 50th Anniversary celebration. The Hard Rock awarded 50 charities in Tampa Bay with the $10,000 donation for a grand total of $500,000 in charitable contributions! Thank you to our partners [...]

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September 27-Community Police Relations Forum

2021-09-14T15:26:06-04:00September 13th, 2021|DBCYP, Events|

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs sponsors September's discussion on Police & Community Relationships "WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?" with law enforcement sheriffs, chiefs, youth and residents from across the state.Join us Monday, September 27th at 5:30pm.Check the Facebook event for the link to join: https://fb.me/e/1N7JguJj0

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August 30-Community Police Relations Forum

2021-09-13T17:41:21-04:00August 27th, 2021|DBCYP, Events|

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs sponsors August's discussion on Police & Community Relationships with law enforcement sheriffs, chiefs, youth and residents from across the state. Join us Monday, August 30th at 5:30pm. Check the Facebook event for the link to join: https://fb.me/e/1xaHNWvyc

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Pensacola Golf Tournament SOLD OUT!

2021-08-13T13:27:19-04:00August 13th, 2021|Celebrity Golf Classic, Fundraisers, Golf Tournament, Northwest Florida, Pensacola Classic|

We're excited to announce our first Derrick Brooks Pensacola Classic has sold out! Thank you to all our participants, and can't wait to see you on August 30th!

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BDCHS Phoenix Robotics Team Update

2021-08-06T12:40:24-04:00August 6th, 2021|BDCHS|

Yesterday the BDCHS Phoenix Robotics Team attended the opening ceremony, set up their marketing display, talked to other teams, and completed their engineering presentation. Overall, the team feels good about their performance in the presentation and has high hopes for a great score!   Today they have product demonstrations (pool runs) at 10am and 3pm. [...]

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July 26-Community Police Relations Forum

2021-07-21T12:52:15-04:00July 21st, 2021|DBCYP, Events|

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs sponsors July's discussion on Police & Community Relationships with law enforcement sheriffs, chiefs, youth and residents from across the state. Join us Monday, July 26th at 5:30pm. Check the Facebook event for the link to join: https://fb.me/e/1aVMYThOJ

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June 28-Community Police Relations Forum

2021-06-24T13:28:25-04:00June 24th, 2021|DBCYP, Events|

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs sponsors June's discussion on Police & Community Relationships with law enforcement sheriffs, chiefs, youth and residents from across the state. Join us Monday, June 28th at 5:30pm. Check the Facebook event for the link to join: https://fb.me/e/41Mf0PW1c

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306: African American History Program Video and Update

2021-06-18T11:58:49-04:00June 18th, 2021|306 African American History Program|

Derrick Brooks Charities and The Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation have been partners for the 306: African American History program for the past few years. Due to the pandemic things got off to a slow start, however, we were able to rebound and successfully complete the school year with over 300 students in Hillsborough County Middle [...]

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Juneteenth 2021

2021-06-16T14:33:10-04:00June 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Juneteenth is a celebration marking an end to slavery in the United States. Though Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, very few people were immediately freed. It proclaimed that “all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” But the nation was in the midst [...]

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June Sale: Orange Replica Jersey

2021-06-09T13:07:03-04:00June 9th, 2021|Fundraisers, Gift Shop Products|

Now on sale!   Derrick Brooks Orange Replica Jersey!   Want to get something for a loved one that's one of a kind? Personalize this memorabilia for any sports lover with a Derrick Brooks #55 Jersey!   Use code "JUNE2021" at checkout for 20% off this item throughout June 2021!   https://db55.org/product/autographed-orange-derrick-brooks-jersey/   #Buccaneers #buccaneersfootball [...]

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May sale: Autographed Hall of Fame Photo

2021-05-04T15:33:11-04:00May 4th, 2021|Fundraisers, Gift Shop Products|

Now on sale! Autographed Hall of Fame Photo Want to get something for a loved one that's one of a kind? Personalize this memorabilia for any sports lover with a Hall of Fame Photograph signed by Derrick Brooks! Use code "MAY2021" at checkout for 20% off this item throughout May 2021! https://db55.org/product/autographed-derrick-brooks-hall-of-fame-photo/  

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Thank you Sue Straughn for helping us get the word out!

2021-04-23T17:30:44-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Join us for the 2021 Derrick Brooks Pensacola Charitable Golf Classic on Monday, August 30th at the Pensacola Country Club. All proceeds of this event go to support our charities in Pensacola and the surrounding Northwest Florida area. Thank you Sue Straughn for helping us get the word out! We appreciate you. For more [...]

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Help Derrick Brooks Charities while you shop!

2021-04-22T12:02:19-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Fundraisers|

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Derrick Brooks Charities Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works: 1. [...]

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Community Champion Award

2021-04-14T15:54:19-04:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

On April 6, 2021 Derrick Brooks was honored by Thaddeus Bullard of the WWE with the Wrestle Mania 37 Community Champion Award at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School for his work through Derrick Brooks Charities. It was a very special honor for him as he was presented with a WWE Championship Belt by the one and [...]

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Date set for 2021 Pensacola Golf Tournament

2021-03-31T17:45:46-04:00March 31st, 2021|Fundraisers, Golf Tournament, Northwest Florida, Pensacola Classic|

SAVE THE DATE! The date for 2021 Derrick Brooks Pensacola Classic has been set for Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Pensacola Country Club. For more information and to register: visit https://db55.org/nwfl-golf/

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Community-Police Relationships (CPR) forum Wrap-up

2021-02-15T16:05:34-05:00February 15th, 2021|DB in the community|

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs Advisory Committee sponsored Community-Police Relationships (CPR) forums on Zoom between November 2020 to February 2021. These three (3) Zoom forums, that took place of normally in-person interaction between youth and law enforcement, was a continuation of the charity’s commitment to bridge the gap between the community and local law enforcement [...]

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Happy Valentine’s and Happy Birthday in one!

2021-02-15T15:41:58-05:00February 14th, 2021|DBCYP|

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs Advisory Committee Chair Diedrea Anthony pose with Shaniyah Higgins, who is a member of Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs weekly Zoom sessions and a sophomore at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, on Valentine's Day which is her birthday. Shaniyah received a laptop and gift card courtesy of the charity for [...]

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DBCYP teaching Black History classes online

2021-02-15T15:49:56-05:00February 13th, 2021|DBCYP|

Darrell Daniels of Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs taught two classes on Black History for Polk State College on Saturday, February 13th. Pictured are some of the youth and faculty from the College Reach Out Program (CROP) that enjoyed the session.

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What will your story read?

2021-03-01T19:57:36-05:00February 12th, 2021|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Allow your choices to be your actions to write your legacy! What will your story read? Former high school Social Studies teacher Curtis Sails spoke with the Rites of Passage Program's young ladies about their ability to make meaningful, responsible decisions and how their actions today determine their tomorrow. Mr. Sails based his discussion on [...]

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DBCYP Student surprised with a free laptop!

2021-02-15T15:46:34-05:00February 12th, 2021|DBCYP|

Another Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs member is surprised to receive a free laptop courtesy of the charity. She attends regularly on the twice weekly Zoom sessions using her aunt's laptop. She was glad she finally has her own!

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Rites of Passage Female Mentoring Program – 2020 Wrap-up

2021-03-01T17:29:25-05:00January 8th, 2021|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Greetings and Happy New Year! Out with the old and in with the new! As we all know, 2020 presented many hardships for us all, but by the grace of GOD, we made it through! And, the Rites of Passage Mentoring Program weathered the storm. While adhering to the COVID guidelines, Derrick Brooks Charities continues [...]

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