New England Patriots outside linebacker Brandon Copeland may be known for his athletic accomplishments, but we believe he should also be celebrated for the work he’s doing off the field, deep in the heart of communities all across the United States.
Though he spends long hours working with his teammates and coaches to improve their chances of success on game day, Brandon commits his free time to a non-profit he and his wife founded called Beyond the Basics to give others a chance at success in life. They both have a natural ambition to work hard and feel blessed to have been surrounded by people who could help them harness their gifts to benefit others.
Now, Brandon is now paying it forward by giving others access to enriching experiences that can propel them toward a fulfilling future. Beyond the Basics affords others the opportunity to chase their dreams, whether they want to be professional basketball players with a max contract (like Brandon thought about in high school), start their own business or achieve any other goal. If people are willing to put in the effort, Brandon and the Beyond the Basics team will help open doors for them – and provide support while they are on their journeys.
Zebra supports Brandon and his philanthropic initiatives, as we too believe in doing well by doing good in local communities around the world. In fact, we recently contributed to his “December to Remember” campaign, which he talks about in this new 15-minute interview on the Your Edge podcast: