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Origin of the Fund



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On April 18, 2004, Julian Brown traveled on a tour bus to the airport in Paris with 17 other
North Carolina Olympic Development Program (ODP) team members.  The team had just completed an international soccer tournament in Nantes, France where Julian had played left defender in every minute of every game.  Speeding on wet roads, the bus overturned and Julian was fatally injured. He was 13 years old.

Following their devastating loss, Julian’s parents established the Julian Brown Memorial Fund, administered by Foundation For The Carolinas, to honor and sustain their son’s noble spirit, dedication to excellence and passion for soccer, “the beautiful game.”   The mission of The Fund is to promote outstanding scholarship, athleticism and character among youth.  Through fundraising and community outreach, it increases access to soccer for children and teens who demonstrate exceptional soccer skill, excel in academic pursuits, and exhibit  important character attributes. The Fund also seeks to motivate others through recognition of various forms of achievement.

Today the Julian Brown Memorial Fund offers individuals, groups and businesses an opportunity to provide gifted and/or financially challenged children a chance to benefit from the formative sport of soccer. The Fund seeks to provide children and teens with chances to succeed and make their lives count, as Julian’s did. 

You can support the Julian Brown Memorial Fund with a contribution of $10.00 or more by clicking the DONATE NOW icon on the right side of this page.  Your contributions are fully deductible to the extent permitted by tax law.



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Soccer players from all over North Carolina line the steps of the First United Methodist Church,  Charlotte, NC to receive the pallbearers at the funeral of Julian Brown




 

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