TOWSON, Md. - On Saturday, May 4, Coach Rob Ambrose and a number of Tiger football players joined the Brigance Brigade and thousands of other supporters in Baltimore for the seventh annual Fiesta 5K run to promote awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Founded by former Baltimore Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance, the Brigance Brigade Foundation is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis); we strive to improve the quality of life for them and their families by providing needed equipment, resource guidance and support services, in addition to funding various research initiatives.
In 2007, O.J. Brigance was diagnosed with ALS. After a 12-year playing career in pro football, he had joined the Ravens in a front office position after his retirement.
While fighting this terrible disease, he continues to work for the Ravens and work with his foundation trying to find a cure.
Coach Ambrose and his Tiger football players were joined by Dan Crowley, '94, an All-American quarterback at Towson who works in the Tigers' athletics department. Crowley and Brigance were teammates on the 1995 Baltimore Stallions, the only American team ever to win the Grey Cup.