THE ANNUAL FUND

Support the Broyles Foundation & the Broyles Award by donating to our Annual Fund

From the desk of Lincoln Riley,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Broyles Award and the Frank & Barbara Broyles Legacy Foundation. As a former assistant coach, Broyles Award recipient and now head coach, I understand how critical it is that we recognize excellence in assistant coaching, not only as a boost to coaching careers, but also as a celebration of the bond between coaches. Twenty-six years ago, the Broyles Award embarked on a journey to honor these individuals and in the process has forged new and lasting relationships between coaches of all ages and experiences. As a result, no award has done more to shed light on the hard work and dedication of assistant coaches than the Broyles Award. Thanks to the relentless efforts of Coach Broyles’s daughter and granddaughter, Betsy Broyles Arnold and Molly Harrell, that legacy continues.

To kick off their 26th year, the Broyles Award is launching the Broyles Award Annual Fund to support its charitable mission to provide “game plans” for Alzheimer’s caregivers and their families at no cost during the toughest game of their life. After losing his wife, Barbara Broyles, to Alzheimer’s in 2004, supporting Alzheimer’s caregivers became Coach’s passion, and both the Broyles Foundation and the Broyles Award exist to support that purpose.

Before we lost Coach Broyles to the same disease in 2017, he would say that to be a successful coach, “There’s no substitute for good preparation”. For football coaches this means studying plays, watching game film, and preparing your team. For Alzheimer’s patient caregivers, however, this means learning from those who have already gone through the difficult experience and creating a unique game plan that fits each family.

By contributing to the Broyles Award Annual Fund, your support will allow the Broyles Foundation to continue to assist caregivers and unites us in a common mission of celebrating the legacy of Coach Broyles and his dedication to honoring assistant coaches. I appreciate your consideration.

Sincerely,

Lincoln Riley

University of Oklahoma Head Football Coach

2015 Broyles Award Winner

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"Receiving the Broyles Award in 2018 will go down as one of the top honors that this family has and will ever receive. The recognition for the on-field accomplishments is just a small part of why this award is so special to us. Having our family's name tied to an organization that champions making an impact in the community is what makes the Broyles Award so special. The Broyles Foundation continues to make a meaningful impact in the world with their tireless efforts in Alzheimer’s caregiving. Coach Frank Broyles defined what being the ultimate humanitarian was. He earned the respect of everyone that he encountered and touched the lives of so many.”
Coach Mike Locksley
2018 Winner, Current Head Coach, Maryland

26 winners, over 100 Finalists, and a lifetime of coaching excellence.

Proceeds would allow us to to continue to honor the work of collegiate assistant coaches as we have since 1996.
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Celebrating assistant coaches at the high school level, 46 States and counting.

Proceeds would allow us to to expand our support of assistant coaches at the high school as we have since 1996.
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Our Impact, 2019-2020

Our Mission

Though terminal, Alzheimer’s is rarely a rapid disease, and many diagnoses last for the better part of a decade. In a care-giving situation, financial and personal planning must be viewed as a shift in lifestyle, not an emergency. Unfortunately, many caregivers cannot anticipate nor adequately prepare for the costs or stresses of being a caregiver. We’ve been there, and we can help create a Game Plan to navigate these crises.

Supporting our Annual Fund directly benefits the following caregiver-oriented programs, allowing us to create game plans at no cost to caregivers or their families.

Coach’s Playbook, 2nd Edition

This publication would provide updated caregiver strategies and new sections written by caregivers and healthcare experts, and would be available in an eBook format.
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Game Plan Programs

Our programs would expand online with new content available at no cost to caregivers. Additionally, our Game Plan Conferences allow us to directly connect with caregivers.
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Why We Need Your Help

financial planning is the largest source of long-term stress for caregivers

Over 5.8 million Americans over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s, and the number is increasing rapidly. Every 65 seconds another person develops the disease in the United States. For most families, a dementia diagnosis is more than just a terminal illness: it is an abrupt end to a planned future for retirement and financial independence.

Important facts and figures

Projected increases between 2020 and 2025 in Alzheimer's dementia prevalence by state.

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