Entering the 2018-19 season, Bradley Beal wanted to form a relationship with a local school. He wanted to become a mentor to a group of students, preferably high school basketball players, and help set a positive example. Beal identified Ron Brown College Preparatory High School (RBHS) as a potential partner because it reminded him of his time in middle school and high school at Chaminade College Prep in Missouri. Chaminade is a private school, but its concepts of excellence in developing young men made Beal and RBHS a match.
RBHS is a local all-male public high school in DC that provides young men with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. It strives to ensure that all young men are prepared to successfully navigate their life upon completing their high school education. Beal’s family instilled education in him when he was growing up. During his time at the University of Florida, Beal studied pre-medicine and cherished the experience of being a student. Those values from his upbringing are the foundation for Beal's mission to give back to the D.C. community this season and beyond.
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PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY
Beal shadowed Ron Brown College Prep Principal, Dr. Benjamin Williams, for a day and participated in school activities that encouraged and supported the young men at RBHS. Beal spoke with the students and offered words of encouragement as they began a new school year.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
Beal invited Ron Brown College Prep Principal, Dr. Benjamin Williams, and five students to participate in a celebratory video-taping, which was set to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beal, and guests, taped their lines on October 23 and the video was shown in-game on 1/21/19.
Bradley Beal participated in the Wizards Christmas Toyland Drive; the toy drive was in partnership with the Salvation Army. Beal arrived at Capital One Arena before the game against the Lakers and dropped off multiple sacks of toys to aid the Salvation Army during the holiday season.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation continued to celebrate the holiday season for the eighth-consecutive year with the Family-to-Family Bus Caravan gift delivery on Dec. 21st. Bradley Beal joined some of his teammates & coaching staff, along with Mystics players, G-Wiz and Wizards Dancers to deliver gifts to families that the MSE Foundation adopted for Christmas.
PRESEASON TICKET GIFT
Beal offered 50 tickets to the Wizards Preseason game against the Guangzhou Long Lions. The tickets were given to students of Ron Brown College Prep. In addition to providing tickets, Beal also invited the guests to sit courtside to watch pre-game warm-ups. Beal stopped by and personally thank everyone for coming out and supporting the Wizards.
The Washington Wizards hosted a private, advanced screening of CREED II for local community groups in the DMV area. Bradley Beal personally invited a group from Ron Brown College Prep to watch the highly anticipated film.
RBHS CHRISTMAS SURPRISE
Beal adopted Ron Brown College Prep and planned a special event during the holiday season. He surprised the varsity and junior varsity basketball teams and attended practice. Immediately following practice, Beal presented the players with two new pairs of shoes - one basketball and one lifestyle shoe. In addition, Beal also replenished the school’s pantry that is used by students in need.
"WE ARE DREAMERS"
Beal and the Wizards invited young kings from Ron Brown College Prep to take part in the Wizards' annual Martin Luther King Jr. “We Are Dreamers” Interactive Discussion before the Wizards' game on January 21st. RBHS Principal, Benjamin Williams also joined in the celebration as a guest speaker. The interactive discussion allowed 50 aspiring young men of color to have an open and honest conversation about current events and their dreams and aspirations with 6 local male professionals.
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VISIT THE NMAAHC
Bradley accompanied 10 young kings from Ron Brown College Prep to the National Museum of African American History & Culture on Monday, February 25th. For most of the young kings in attendance, this was their first time touring the museum. Damion Thomas, the Curator for Sports: Leveling the Playing Field at the NMAAHC provided a guided tour of the museum for the group.