MAN TO MAN EVENT 2013 - ARROWHEAD STADIUM
Kansas City, MO
April 18, 2013 – The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, MO held the third annual Man 2 Man event. Eric Berry is a spokesman for this chapter, which is the most recognized BBBS chapter in the United States. The invitation only guys’ night out was held at Arrowhead Stadium. The night was well attended and filled with celebrity attendees, corporate sponsors of the BBBS, and “BIGS”. The festivities included in-depth interviews and meet and greets with some of Kansas City’s finest athletes. Among the honored guests were the parents of Eric, James and Carol Berry of Fairburn, GA. Attendees enjoyed an evening of fine dining, cigars, VIP locker room tours, and a chance to win prizes donated by the generous sponsors in a speed auction. This year’s special guest was the one and only, KU Head Coach Bill Self. Eric and Coach Self conducted a one-on-one interview session in front of the crowd, where Eric role-played as the newscaster interviewing Coach Self. The audience was then granted the opportunity to ask both men questions. The Big Brothers Big Sisters event, in collaboration with The Eric Berry Foundation, was able to raise more than $90,000 for the local chapter.
ERIC BERRY SPEED FOOTBALL CAMP #2
Liberty North High School
June 1, 2013 – EBF immediately hosted a second set of student athletes in another great youth football camp the following morning. The camp was set up in a similar manner targeting another geographical area in Kansas City to reach more youth. YSportz Camps, along with the guidance of James Berry, set up the camp and got the boys fired up with music and lively interaction. Athletes, ranging from ages 7-18, took part in drills and scrimmages being reminded of a positive competitive spirit. The camp sessions were closed out with a huddle at the 50 yard line and the youth had the opportunity to ask questions of Eric Berry. With the help of Kansas City sponsors, prizes were given to MVP’s, Best Attitude, and the hustlers of each age group.
ERIC BERRY SPEED AND AGILITY YOUTH CAMP
Creekside High School, Fairburn, GA
July 20, 2013 – The final camp of the year was the largest of them all! Over 300 youth boys from Metro Atlanta attended youth camp hosted by YSportz Camps, Eric Berry, James Berry and his fellow coaching staff. Ages ranged from 6-18. Over eight stations were set up and worked simultaneously to accommodate the highly attended event. Eric has made the commitment to provide football camps to young athletes since he was drafted into the NFL in 2010. The Eric Berry Foundation takes great pride in teaching the youth correct form and position to the young upcoming athletes. EBF instills a common belief in everything done on and off the field, “finish through!” It is heard repeatedly throughout the camp because it has become “the Berry way”.
500 BACKPACKS GIVEAWAY
Dick's Sporting Goods, Independence, MO
August 10, 2013 – The Eric Berry Foundation closed out the summer events with a bang hosting “500 Backpacks Giveaway” just a few days before the first day of school in Independence, MO (suburb of Kansas City). Eric Berry teamed up with Ms. Missouri 2013, Shannon Tajchman, Kansas City Royal’s First Baseman, Eric Hosmer, and Kansas City Chief, Rokevious Watkins. The event provided 500 backpacks filled with supplies age appropriate to local students. Each backpack was filled with the necessary supplies to get every student started down the right path for academic success. Eric implemented a personal goal setting session by having each child write down five goals to strive and reach during the upcoming school year. The goals were discussed with the four hosts during the one on one time they shared with the students and their families. Mrs. Carol Berry (Mother of Eric), President of EBF, and Yvette Stanley, Executive Director, also attended “500 Backpacks” to greet, motivate, and connect with the Kansas City youth.