THE BIG MAN FOUNDATION
CHANGING THE GAME FOR COACHES AND THEIR FAMILIES
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that believes athletic coaches and their families make up an underserved community of very selfless people.
Our mission is to alleviate and prevent hardships for athletic coaches and their families.
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OUR PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
Jamal Powell Legacy Grant
BMF is committed to providing support to coaches and their families experiencing unimaginable hardships.
The Best Day of My Life Initiative
BMF takes an active role in the coaching community to try to prevent the next coaching tragedy from happening by partners with schools and coaching staffs to administer on-site Point of Care physical exams to their coaches.
April Coaches Health
& Wellness Month
During the month of April, BMF offers empowering programs and supportive resources to address a variety of health and wellness topics as they relate to coaches.
The AED Initiative
BMF seeks to increase availability and access to life saving AED devices in high risk areas such as youth sports facilities, gyms, and schools.
Why What We Do Matters
Research shows that relationships with coaches are some of, if not the, most impactful relationships that a young person can have. Good coaches can use sport as a vehicle for positive personal growth, self-confidence, and overall well-being (including mental health). But the immense influence of a good coach is still overlooked and underappreciated - including by coaches themselves.
That is where The Big Man Foundation's story begins.
The Big Man Foundation was founded in 2020 to honor the legacy of Coach Jamal Powell. Coach Powell was known for the strong relationships he was able to build with his players, and the positive change he was able to bring to their lives. Coach Powell passed away from cancer in Spring 2021 at 39 years-old. He is survived by his wife and their three young children. It is Coach Powell's life, principles, and service to others that are his legacy - and this foundation's inspiration.
We believe that coaches and their families deserve a support system.
We believe that coaches and their families deserve help when they need it.
We believe that every young person deserves a Coach Powell.