National scholarship fund Beyond The Boroughs continued in their mission of rewarding academic achievers in need of financial assistance while celebrating one of the NFL’s biggest nights through their annual “NFL Draft Viewing Party” in New York City on Thursday April 30, 2015.
Despite the draft being held in Chicago this year, veteran NFL offensive lineman Tutan Reyes decided to keep the non-profit’s signature event in the Big Apple, hosting fellow NFL Veteran Gary Brown .
Guests mingled all while viewing the 2015 Draft at the DL while scholarships were awarded to college bound youth Cathy Williams of Rutgers University Dental School and Christian Hernandez of City College.
With charitable sponsorships and donations from nationwide businesses including Crunch Gym, Equionox, Legend Securities, JMJ Financial, The DL, Grandstand Sports, Deth’s Door Vodka, Don Q Cristal Rum and TY KU Citrus Liqueur, the affair generated exceptional buzz surrounding it’s charitable efforts in its seventh year.
“This event is special, and I’m just proud that we can do this again for the 7th year,” says Reyes. “It’s celebrating the future on both ends of academics and athleticism. Being able to award students the opportunity to attend college with the money we raised while also celebrating the achievements of the drafted players is special. It’s a time of celebration, and I can’t help but thank everyone involved for making the dreams of these future college students a reality. We’re seven years strong, and we’ll keep this tradition going for the sake of all college students in need.”
Beyond the Boroughs was created in 2007 and offers general scholarships for up to $5,000 per year over four years. The charity also provides named scholarships under personal, family or business titles that can help pay for a student’s semester. Fresh off the heels of their recent fundraising event with tennis star Serena Williams, Beyond The Boroughs charity is continuing their fundraising efforts to award the 2015 applicants that applied between January 15 and March 15. Scholarship winners are from all over the country and in many cases, represented first generation college students in their families for inner city communities.
“I’m already looking forward to next year’s draft” says Reyes. “And looking forward to awarding next year’s recipients at this event.”
About Beyond the Boroughs
Founded by veteran NFL player Tutan Reyes, Beyond the Boroughs is a public charity organization committed to bringing bright futures to young men and women through a scholarship fund that rewards students that have a college acceptance letter but have an unmet financial need. As a public charity with 501c3 status from the IRS, Beyond the Boroughs raises money and disseminates as many scholarships as possible each year. For more information on Beyond The Boroughs, please visit (http://www.beyondtheboroughs.com).