Ruben’s Run Video Interview

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Former NFL Guard Ruben Brown has made it to 6 stops so far on his 7,000 mile bike ride across the country as he raises awareness of The Salvation Army.

We’ve posted updates along the way, but we love this video from FOX 4 in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Ruben tells in his own words how his trip is going and shares some background about why he chose to support The Salvation Army as his charity of choice. We definitely recommend watching the interview!

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Ruben Rolls Into Dallas-Ft. Worth

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ruben Brown has made it all the way down to Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas!

When he arrived at The Salvation Army in Arlington, he had a group of excited young fans waiting for him. Ruben also rolled west to the Mabee Center where he served lunch. At both Salvation Army programs, he didn’t waste any time getting involved and hanging out with his new friends.

Check out our photos to see all the fun!

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Kids in the summer day camp program at The Salvation Army in Arlington, Texas welcomed Ruben with big smiles and handmade signs.

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Christian, a summer day camper, drew a picture of a motorcycle for Ruben’s arrival. Ruben gladly autographed the drawing!

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The kids even played Ruben, a former NFL pro, in flag football!

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From right, Ruben Brown serves lunch at The Salvation Army’s Mabee Center homeless shelter in Fort Worth, along with Cedric James, a former NFL pro with the New England Patriots, and Marc Colombo a current player with the Dallas Cowboys.

Ruben’s next stop is across the state in El Paso, TX where he’ll visit The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter and later ride with local motorcycle groups to the Texas/New Mexico border. Keep checking our blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages for updates.

You can help Ruben in his mission to raise awareness of and funds for Salvation Army programs! Just use your mobile phone to text the word “RUN” to 80888*. Ninety percent of all funds donated will go to support the work of The Salvation Army; the remainder will subsidize transportation expenses associated with the Run. Plus, donations will stay in the local community in which it was raised.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to 80888 to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t

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NFL Pro Ruben Brown Supports Salvation Army with 7,000 Mile Motorcycle Ride

Monday, July 11, 2011

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Former Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears All-Pro NFL guard Ruben Brown will kick off his cross country motorcycle run this Friday, July 15, to raise funds for and awareness of The Salvation Army.

As part of the 11th annual Ruben Brown Motorcycle Run, Ruben will travel from the East Coast to West Coast and back again while making pit stops at our community programs along the way.

Having grown up in Salvation Army programs, Brown understands that limited financial or material means does not have to limit someone’s opportunity to achieve something great. That’s why his Ruben Brown Foundation is committed to supporting youth development through athletics, cultural, and educational programs.

We’re excited that he’s using this creative opportunity to help support other kids who are benefitting from Salvation Army programs, just like he did!

You can support Ruben’s Motorcycle Run by donating online at www.RubensRun.com, or give a $10 gift via text message by texting the word “RUN” to 80888.* Ninety percent of all funds donated will go to support the work of The Salvation Army; the remainder will subsidize transportation expenses associated with the Run. Plus, donations will stay in the local community in which it was raised.

Be sure to follow Ruben’s progress at www.facebook.com/rubenbrownfoundation and www.twitter.com/rubenbrownFDFN.

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Ruben Brown, center, is using his motorcycle to make some noise for Salvation Army programs across the country. Photo: The Salvation Army Buffalo

And keep your eyes and ears open – if you hear a rumbling down the street, it may just be Ruben rumbling his way through your neighborhood. Check the schedule below to see if he’ll be visiting a Salvation Army center near you:

* Buffalo, NY (July 15): Ruben’s Run kick off with Salvation Army staff, city officials and local business supporters.
* Lynchburg, VA (July 16): Ruben provides food to Salvation Army clients at the Lynchburg Corps Gymnasium.
* Nashville, TN (July 18): Ruben visits the Madison Corps and takes a motorcycle tour of Madison with the Corps Officer.
* Little Rock, AR (July 22): Ruben rides with the local motorcycle group to The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light to serve breakfast to clients.
* Tulsa, OK (July 23): Ruben visits the Center of Hope in Tulsa, OK and helps serve lunch.
* Dallas – Fort Worth, TX (July 25): Ruben visits kids at The Salvation Army’s Summer Youth Day Camp and later serves lunch at the Mabee Center.
* El Paso, TX (July 26): Ruben visits The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter and later ride with local motorcycle groups to the Texas/New Mexico border.
* Los Angeles, CA (July 30): Ruben visits The Salvation Army Red Shield Youth and Community Center to play with the kids.
* Milwaukee, WI (August 11): Ruben has a Meet and Greet Autograph Session at the Harley Museum’s monthly Bike Night Meeting.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to 80888 to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t

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