Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr continues to be recognized for his dedication to helping others.
Carr received the national “Inspiration to Youth Award” Saturday at the 59th Pop Warner Little Scholar All-American Scholars Banquet, held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Pop Warner Little Scholars is the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization and honors thousands of young student-athletes from around the country. The “Inspiration to Youth Award” is presented to an individual who has inspired the youth of today to become great achievers of tomorrow.
During his 11-year NFL career, Carr has been one of the league’s most active players in the community. He was the Ravens’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2018, and he was also the Dallas Cowboys’ nominee for the Payton award in 2015.
Carr has been a leader in the Ravens’ secondary since joining them in 2017, and his streak of 176 consecutive starts is the longest of any active NFL defender. But in addition to his commitment to his teammates, Carr is committed to leaving a legacy off the field.
In 2012, he founded the Carr Cares Foundation, which aims to improve child literacy and encourages children to live healthy lifestyles. Carr has opened three reading centers in his hometown of Flint, Mich., and volunteers both time and money in the Dallas and Baltimore communities. Those initiatives include reading and mentoring programs, providing food and toys to families for the holidays, hosting an annual football camp and donating books to schools.
Carr has also been very involved in the fight against breast cancer, and was recently recognized as the 2019 National Breast Cancer “Women of Hope Legacy Award” winner.
Carr lost his mother, Kathy, to breast cancer in 2014. Kathy Carr was a teacher in Flint for over 30 years, and the Carr Cares Foundation is one of many ways in which Carr honors his mother’s memory. Earlier this year, Carr made “Hope Kits” for breast cancer patients and provided a full day of support for those undergoing treatment.
Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to provide a full day of support to patients undergoing treatment.