Bowling for Students Fundraiser May 30!

Come join us for a night of cosmic bowling!  It’ll be a night of fun for the whole family.  Including DJ Matt, raffles, door prizes, goodie bags for the kids, and a silent auction.

  • When:  Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00P.M. – 9:00P.M.
  • Where:  Bowl America Bull Run, 10641 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA  20109
  • Cost:  $25.00 (includes 2 games and shoe rental)
We hope to see you there!

College Connection Trip to Johns Hopkins University!

On March 25, 2015, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, Maryland was host to a group of students from A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The students were on a College Connection trip sponsored by the Brian K. Betts Foundation for Educational Enrichment.

Upon arrival at JHU, the students were greeted by Kelsie Gory, Assistant Athletics Director/SWA-Game Operations, Mike Cosgrove, representative from the BKB Foundation, and Doris Betts, Chairperson of the Foundation. They also met the student-athlete mentors who would be with them throughout the day.   After enjoying a continental breakfast in the Student-Athlete Lounge, the Athletics Director of JHU, Mr. Calder, welcomed the students and spoke with them for a few minutes.

Then, off to Mason Hall where they met with an Admissions Officer and had an opportunity to learn about the admission process and ask questions regarding attending college.  We were happy to see there was a lot of interest and many questions asked by the students. Following the admissions overview, the students were treated to a campus tour that was conducted by two students from Johns Hopkins and was quite informative.

The students attended their first college class – Psychopharmacology – at Mudd Hall.  After class they had lunch in the dining hall with the student-athletes and then a residence hall tour.  Lots of questions were asked during this tour.

The Facilities Tour was next at Homewood/Athletic Center.  After the tour, the students watched some of the baseball game before heading to the Lacrosse field to watch Johns Hopkins win over Vanderbilt.

The day is coming to a close and it’s time to head back to the Student-Athlete Lounge for a pizza dinner, debriefing and departing for home.  It was a full and exciting day for the students.  This experience will help them become more focused on what they need to do academically in the upcoming years so they will be prepared for college.  The middle school students can continue to remain in contact with the student-athlete assigned to them during the trip.  This communication may be via phone, email, texting, Facebook or another form of social media.

This was the first BKB Foundation sponsored College Connection trip to Johns Hopkins University, and we are looking forward to partnering with JHU for many more trips.

Thanks to everyone at JHU who gave of their time for the middle school students.

A very special thanks to Kelsie Gory, Mike Cosgrove, Shannon Cosgrove and the student-athlete mentors for making this first College Connection Trip to JHU a successful and memorable one.


College Connection Trip to Duke University!

DURHAM—Making connections is the one way to get where you want to go and that is what the Brian K. Betts Foundation does for students in middle school.

Eight students from a Washington D.C. middle school visited Duke University and talked with some student athletes. The chairwoman of the foundation, Doris Betts, said her son would be all smiles to see the work that being done.

Read more here.

First Annual Memorial Scholarships Awarded

June 30, 2013-

We are very pleased to announce the commencement of the first annual Brian K.
Betts Memorial Scholarships.

Students applying for the scholarships were required to meet established
selection criteria and fill out an application form consisting of various
questions and a 500-word essay about their college plans. Recipients of the
scholarships were chosen by a Selection Committee.

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Nikia Ewell & Jennifer Betts Altomare

One scholarship was offered to eligible graduating students at Stonewall Jackson
High School in Manassas, VA, the alma mater of Brian Betts. Nikia Ewell is the
recipient from Stonewall. Nikia is enrolled at the University of Virginia and will major in Elementary Education.

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Christian Carter & Jennifer Betts Altomare

The other scholarship was awarded to a past student of Brian’s, Christian Carter, from Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. Christian will be attending Sacred Heart University and major in Athletic Training.

Brian’s sister, Jennifer, presented both of the awards.


BKB Foundation Sponsors College Connection

Through College Connection, Brian’s legacy continues. 
Along with Duke University, the BKB Foundation sponsored the College Connection for students from Shaw and Hart Middle Schools in Washington, DC.

Beginning in 2004, the College Connection is an initiative offering opportunities for middle school students whose parents did not attend college to visit and experience a college campus. Visitors shadow student athletes as they attend classes, walk around the campus, dine in the cafeteria and study in the library.   Middle school students also meet with an admissions representative, tour the campus, and attend athletic events.

In Feburary, students from Shaw and Hart middle schools participated in College Connection, visiting Duke University.  Read more here.

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Students with Duke Athletes
Hart & Shaw Students
Hart & Shaw Students
Hart & Shaw Students
Hart & Shaw Students
Hart & Shaw Students
Hart & Shaw Students
College Connection Students
College Connection Students