Dimmitt Automotive Group was a proud sponsor of the 19th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic.
Beginning with a Celebrity Pairings Party on Sunday evening and leading into a Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday, the two-day event included a full breakfast and awards luncheon. To really take the event to the next level, Derrick Brooks Charities flew high-profile professional athletes and celebrities into Tampa to participate in the event.
The mission of Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. is to provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live, to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong, productive leaders of tomorrow.
A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Derrick Brooks has been a positive force within the community for decades. Early in his athletic career, he began visiting Boys & Girls Clubs to encourage young people to work hard and excel in the classroom. But Derrick Brooks wanted to do more.
He started small. Mr. Brooks learned that many children didn’t have the opportunities to experience things that other kids took for granted. So, he took a group on a day trip on an airplane to Ft. Lauderdale. He didn’t stop there.
Day trips led to longer field trips. Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. has provided children with the opportunities to visit historical sites and educational centers in Washington, DC, Cincinnati, Boston, and even various cities in South Africa.
Charities that provide social and educational opportunities for children who would otherwise not have access to such experiences are so important within our community. And to have an accomplished celebrity like Derrick Brooks spearheading the organization is an inspiration.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the event, and thank you to Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. for organizing such a success. We look forward to the 20th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic!