(L-R) Greg Grulikowski, KIA Director Western Area; Denise Booth, L.A. Clippers representative; Pamela Bakewell, Brotherhood Crusader board member; Stacy Hill-Williams, Brotherhood Crusade communications & development director; and members of the L.A. Clippers Spirt, Mariah and Karissa. (Photo by Varon P. Jazz)

The LA Clippers Foundation recently announced Brotherhood Crusade as the First Place winner the LA Clippers Foundation Charity Challenge presented by Kia Motors America, a fundraising campaign on CrowdRise to support charitable organizations focused on making an impact in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Out of all the participating organizations, Brotherhood Crusade won 1st Place by raising $129,400 for its cause by the promotion deadline. As a result, the LA Clippers Foundation will award Brotherhood Crusade with a $50,000 grand prize and a 2017 Kia. Other organizations who placed 2nd and 3rd will also receive smaller grant awards, including:

2nd Place: Junior Achievement with $122,075 Raised

3rd Place: Inner-City Arts with $31,095 Raised

The LA Clippers Foundation Charity Challenge presented by Kia launched Tuesday, March 7th at 12:00pm PT and ran through Tuesday, April 4th at 12:59:59pm PT.

Charisse Bremond Weaver, Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO said, “Brotherhood Crusade thanks the LA Clippers Foundation for including our organization in the challenge and giving us this amazing opportunity. We also extend our warm congratulations to the other charities that participated in the challenge.”

The Brotherhood Crusade joined the Challenge on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Brotherhood Crusade provides human and social services to more than 25,000 South Los Angeles residents annually. These services include educational enrichment, mentorship, internships, academic assistance services, at-risk youth prevention programs, health education, life & social skills training, character development, appreciation of diversity training, employment readiness, post-employment services, financial literacy education, access to cultural and artistic excellence and recreational services.

We are appreciative of all the supporters, donors and friends who made winning this fundraising challenge possible. Your support not only assisted Brotherhood in winning $50,000 but also a brand new 2017 Kia which will help us continue to provide much needed services and programs to our youth, families and communities we serve.”