In this season of giving, CCBC salutes its student athletes, coaches and staff for raising more than $4100 on all three CCBC campuses for the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation
Through community service projects, such as bowl-a-thons, relays, benefit games, student athletes, coaches and staff at CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Dundalk and CCBC Essex raised $4,110 in support of the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation.
“The goal was to have our student athletes on all three campuses involved in a common outreach project designed to improve the quality of life in our local community,” says Brian Farrell, director of College Athletics at CCBC, who presented the proceeds to the Foundation.
To accomplish this goal, CCBC Athletics partnered with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization. The organization raises awareness and prevention of child abuse through its Courage House National Support Network for Kids.
According to Farrell, “This organization, though national in scope, was founded in Baltimore and is headquartered in Baltimore County. More than that, its mission, named in honor of Ed Block, a former Baltimore Colts trainer, supports his profession of athletic training and trainers that plays a crucial role in providing a safe and supporting environment for our student athletes on a daily basis each season.”
The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Sam Lamantia, Jr. in a thank you letter to CCBC President Sandra L Kurtinitis noted:
“The Community College of Baltimore County is the first college or university that has undertaken a program to directly support our cause and we could not be more grateful to CCBC athletics, its 21 intercollegiate teams and 400 student athletes for the support they have shown.” He also thanked their campuses and community sponsors who helped make this drive a success.