Helping Youth to "B" Fit and "B" Strong

The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with Drew Frank for the fall 2016 B STRONG Shoe Giveaway.

In honor of his Bar Mitzvah, Drew Frank has joined efforts with the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation to put new shoes on economically disadvantaged children in El Paso. 

Donations can be sent to:

The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation
5024 Doniphan #2
El Paso, Texas 79932


Donate online via PayPal by clicking the link below:
Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation PayPal Donation Page

Shoe Giveaway applications will be accepted from August 1st, 2016-October 31st, 2016

The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation is a volunteer organization that has distributed more than $1,000,000 of in kind and monetary donations to our area schools and athletes.  The Foundation was established in loving memory of Braden, a 14-year-old boy who died in a skiing accident on February 4, 2007.  The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation was formed to ensure children from all walks of life could have some of the same opportunities Braden enjoyed in his lifetime.  The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation provides an avenue through sports that will help promote positive self-esteem and create lifelong friendships among children in our community.  The funding for this Foundation comes from the largest youth and family Walk/Run in the country!


To encourage good health and fitness in our border city, the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation annually selects an elementary school, and distributes new tennis shoes to each student.  Schools are chosen based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged that make up their enrollment and the school's willingness to help the children earn their shoes through fitness and positive behavior.


Over the past ten years, the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation has distributed more than 5,000 shoes to students at Aoy, Roberts, Hart, Hulbert, Travis, Lamar, Zavala, Childress, Milam and Lyndon B Johnson Elementary schools. 




To apply, please send the following information to:

The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation

5024 Doniphan #2

El Paso, TX 79932



  • School Name
  • School Address
  • School Phone Number
  • Number of students at your school
  • Percentage of economically disadvantagd
  • Percentage of at risk students
  • Percentage of students on free or reduced lunch program
  • Name of Individual filling out application
  • Application must have approval from Elementary School Principal
  • Explain why you want the Shoe Giveaway at your school
  • List who will be the *Coordinatior for the Shoe Giveaway (*for more information on Coordinator responisibilities, please reference the downloadable application form below)

Click Here to download the "B Strong Coordinator Responsibilities" document