The Oakland Association of Realtors is pleased to present the 14th Annual Oral Lee Brown Foundation Walkathon, on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:30am.
The Walkathon will be held at Lake Merritt near the entrance to Children’s Fairyland on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The entire community is invited to support this foundation by participating in the walk. Registration fees are $35 for adults, $10 for youth and free for youth under 12. For those unable to walk, donations of any amount are accepted.
In 1987, Oral Lee Brown made a tremendous commitment towards “giving something back”. She adopted the entire first grade class at Brookfield Elementary School located in East Oakland and promised them that if they stayed in school, she would help them get into college and pay for their education. She deposited $10,000 into a trust account and created the Oral Lee Brown Foundation. She continued to deposit $10,000 for several years into the Foundation’s trust account and has made the same promise to over 400 4th graders in Oakland. 136 of them have gone on to college since her 1987 pledge, 56 have graduated and 4 are on their way to graduate school. Mrs. Brown also sponsors an annual Scholarship Gala that celebrates the graduating students of the Oral Lee Brown Foundation.
Stayed tuned for registration details.