What: 41st Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Gala– Come out and join us to celebrate our 41st Ed Block Courage Award Gala

Who: Ed Block Courage Award Foundation:a 501-(3)(C) non-profit that’s mission is supporting the well-being of abused, neglected and at-risk children throughout our Courage House National Support Network for Kids. Through our partnership with the National Football League, the Foundation cultivates awareness at each Courage House and helps to raise funds for their programs and initiatives. Our Vision is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and to lay the foundation for generations of safe and nurturing families   

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 5 pm 

Where: Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel, 202 E Pratt St , Baltimore, MD 21202

Why: This award ceremony will honor each recipient from the 27 teams associated with us here at the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. This Awards Gala also helps spread awareness about at risk children and their families that deal with abuse within their communities 

2018 Ed Block Courage Award Recipients 

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Check out last year’s 40th Ed Block Courage Award Gala below

Browns Courage House Providence House raises over $100,000 at 23rd Annual Deck The Halls Auction. 

On December 11th, The Cleveland Browns Courage House Providence House Crisis Nursery held their annual Deck The Halls at First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and raised over $100,000 toward their Nursery. 

The night also honored the Cleveland Browns Courage Award Recipient for 2018 Terrance Mitchell, who had wrist surgery mid-season and came back to play this year. Mitchell and fellow Browns including Baker Mayfield helped to run the auction and raise as much money as they could for the Courage House on items that many of them donated themselves.

Providence House CEO Natalie Leek commented after the big night saying, “It’s amazing, We’ve been so blessed through the years that players have stepped up and feel really passionate about this issue. I think it speaks to the heart of the Cleveland Browns and how much they love their city.”

You can read more about the big night for Providence House in this story below and check out some photos of Terrance Mitchell on his big night. 




The Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation has partnered with Hunter Patrick and the Hereford High School Sports Boosters to raise money for the Foundation. Hunter is raising money during his football season by kicking field goals and kickoffs. Here is how his points are broken down:

  • 1 Point for each Extra Point,
  • 2 Points for each Touchback
  • 3 Points for each Field Goal
  • A Field Goal over 40 yards earns 2 bonus points.

For more information and to pledge a donation, click here.




On February 15th, the Los Angles Rams held a “Play 60” event at A Place Called Home to formally announce the dedication of the facility as their official Courage House, becoming the 27th member of the National Courage House Support Network for Kids. A Place Called Home offers many services to the youth of South Central, Los Angles, including schooling and tutoring, behavioral counseling, music and arts program, college scholarship and job placement, among many other amenities.

The event included members of the Los Angles Rams community Relations department, team mascot Rampage, Athletic Trainer Reggie Scott and members of the local government, including the Mayor’s office. The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation’s Director of Operations, Brett Dickinson, was on hand to present the team and facility with commemorative plaques of the occasion. The Rams matched the Foundation’s $10,000 donation, to jump start their relationship, as they build their imprint  on the Los Angles community.

During the event, the children were given the opportunity to join in special activities, to promote physical activity, including football drills and games, along with a bounce house donated by the team. Members from the Rams were also given a tour of the facilities to see first hand the impressive work done year round to help those in need.