Multi-Disciplined Engineering Firm Makes Donation to Foundation that Supports People Living with ALS and their Families
The Brigance Brigade Foundation, an organization that supports ALS patients and their families created by former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda, today announced that it will be presented with a $1,500 charitable donation from KCI Technologies on Sunday, December 23, 2013. O.J. & Chanda Brigance will accept the donation on behalf of the Brigance Brigade Foundation at a check presentation held prior to the Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants football game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD.
"When KCI Technologies was first introduced to the Brigance Brigade Foundation by Todd Jennings, a mutual friend and fundraiser for the Brigade, we realized this was a cause we wanted to get our company behind," said Nathan Beil, "The Brigance Brigade Foundation does tremendous work with ALS patients and their families, and we hope this donation will progress into a deeper partnership in the future."
KCI Technologies is an engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the U.S. and beyond. With revenues of approximately $117 million in 2011, KCI is ranked 96 on the Engineering News-Record's current list of the top 500 engineering firms in the country. Roughly 950 KCI employee owners provide environmental, transportation, telecommunications, construction, facilities and land development services from more than 20 locations.
"The Brigance Brigade Foundation is honored to be the recipient of such a generous donation from KCI Technologies," said O.J. Brigance, co-founder of the Brigance Brigade Foundation. "We look forward to forging a partnership with KCI to help spread awareness of ALS and the foundation."
The funds donated to the Brigance Brigade Foundation will be used to further the Foundation's goal of improving the quality of life for ALS patients and their families by providing access to vital equipment and supports services.
About the Brigance Brigade:
O.J. Brigance is one of the few professional football players to win both a Canadian Football League and National Football League championship, and the only one to do it in the same city, Baltimore, MD. Brigance joined the Ravens in 2000, helped the team claim a Super Bowl victory, and now works as Senior Advisor to Player Development. In 2007, Brigance was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a motor neuron disease and is determined to win his fight against it. Following his diagnosis with ALS, O.J. and his wife Chanda created the Brigance Brigade Foundation to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis); we strive to improve the quality of life for them and their families by providing needed equipment, resource guidance and support services, in addition to funding various research initiatives. For more information on the Brigance Brigade, visit www.brigancebrigade.org.