August 5, 2013
Mary-Ann Baldwin Named Executive Director of Holt Brothers Foundation
(RALEIGH, NC) – The Holt Brothers Foundation, which supports children impacted by a parent with cancer, has named Mary-Ann Baldwin as its new Executive Director. Mary-Ann currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Holt Brothers Construction, a branch of Holt Brothers Inc. She will serve in dual roles for the company.
“Mary-Ann has worked with us for a year on the construction side of our business and has helped us develop our brand and grow our experience and revenue,” said Terrence Holt. “She brings a wealth of market experience and connections.”
Her experience working for the Carolina Hurricanes as Director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, combined with her experience running the team’s Kids ‘n Community Foundation, was instrumental in the decision, said Torry Holt. “She’s proven adept at fundraising, developing relationships and growing a community,” he said.
The Holt Brothers established the Foundation after losing their mother to a hard-fought battle with cancer. Baldwin said the goal is to grow the Foundation so it can support more children who have a parent battling this disease. “Terrence and Torry were deeply impacted by their mother’s illness. It’s a compelling and compassionate story that people can relate to and support,” she said.
Baldwin has more than 25 years of experience in the communications field and specializes in branding and business development. Before joining Holt Brothers Construction, she ran her own firm, Baldwin Communications, working with such clients as NC State University, Strategyn and Builders of Hope. Prior to that, she served as director of marketing and business development for Stewart Engineering and was an assistant branch manager at Mulkey Engineers & Consultants.
She currently serves an at-large City Councilor in Raleigh. She is the co-founder of the Innovate Raleigh initiative, which serves as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. She’s also active in the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.
About the Holt Brothers Foundation
The Holt Brothers Foundation supports children who have a parent with cancer. Its main program, KidsCan!, provides education, emotional support, peer empathy and inspiration in partnership with four hospitals. During monthly group meetings, the kids learn about the disease and share their feelings in a safe environment. The Foundation also supports Camp Kesem North Carolina, a summer camp for children with a parent with cancer. The camp gives the children a break and allows them to just be kids. The Holt Brothers Foundation’s Butterfly Grant provides an extra week of camp for children. For more information about The Holt Brothers Foundation, visit www.HoltBrothersFoundation.com or call 919-787-1981.
May 17, 2013
Holt Brothers Announce New Location for Football Camp in Partnership with NC State
(RALEIGH, NC) — Holt Brothers Football, founded by NFL brothers Torry and Terrence Holt, will hold its annual football camp this July 13 at the Dail Outdoor Football Practice Facility at NC State University. Both Torry and Terrence were stars at NC State, shattering records on the football field and earning the respect of fans for their positive attitudes and community involvement.
“This partnership with our alma mater means a lot to us,” said Torry Holt. “NC State gave us the opportunity to have successful football careers. We chose to come back to Raleigh to start our careers after football and raise our families. We want to keep the relationship going for mutual benefit and the benefit of our campers.”
Campers will have the opportunity to play on the same practice field as NC State’s football team, raising the profile of the camp and providing a central location that is easy to access from throughout the Triangle. The Holt Brothers hope the new location will allow them to expand the size of their camps.
Registration for the Holt Brothers Football camp has begun. Parents and prospective campers may learn more by visiting www.HoltBrothersFootball.com. Fees for half-day, non-contact camp is $100 per registrant.
About Holt Brothers Football
Known throughout the community for their efforts to give back, former NFL stars Torry and Terrence Holt established Holt Brothers Football as a way to teach young players the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork while providing them NFL level instruction. Having achieved success both on and off the football field, the Holt Brothers share with campers both football and life skills to inspire them to reach for all their dreams and aspirations. For more information on Holt Brothers Football, please visit www.HoltBrothersFootball.com. To learn more about the Holt Brothers other activities in the community visit www.HoltBrothersFoundation.com or follow them at www.Facebook.com/HoltBrothersInc or on Twitter at @HoltBrothersInc.
April 12, 2013
Holt Brothers Set July 13th Date for Annual Football Camp, Expand Age Divisions
(RALEIGH, NC) —Holt Brothers Football, founded by NFL stars Torry and Terrence Holt, has announced the date of its annual Triangle football camp. This year, first through 12th graders are invited to attend camp on Saturday, July 13, at the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh. Holt Brothers Football Camp will teach participants about sportsmanship and teamwork, while providing them with tips from NFL greats as well as local high school and college coaches.
“We take great pride in educating the next generation of players with not only NFL level drills to sharpen their game, but also in showing them how to be a leader in the classroom and the community,” said Torry Holt. “Life is about so much more than football and we want our campers to understand that balance.”
Using a station-based training format, campers are divided by age and experience so that each receives the proper level of instruction and support. Camp will begin at 9:00 a.m. for kids from first to eighth grade and will focus on comprehensive skills while providing the campers with an appreciation for football at all skill positions.
Beginning at 2 p.m., rising 9th to 12th grade players will focus on preparation for the upcoming season through professional-level simulations and skill-specific instruction. This high-intensity camp is ideal for Defensive Backs, Linebackers, Quarterbacks, Running Backs and Wide Receivers.
“We have developed this camp to be both fun and challenging for all age groups,” said Terrence Holt. “Our goal is to provide campers with examples of what it takes to be successful and how hard work, sportsmanship and positive attitudes set the foundation for future success.”
To learn more about or register for Holt Brothers Football Camp, please visit www.HoltBrothersFootball.com. Registration is limited. Fees for campers are $100 each.
About Holt Brothers Football
Known throughout the community for their efforts to give back, former NFL stars Torry and Terrence Holt established Holt Brothers Football as a way to teach young players the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork while providing them NFL level instruction. Having achieved success on and off the football field, the Holts Brothers share with campers both football and life skills to help them achieve their dreams and aspirations. For more information on Holt Brothers Football, please visit www.HoltBrothersFootball.com. To learn more about the Holt Brothers other activities in the community, visit www.HoltBrothersFoundation.com or follow them at www.Facebook.com/HoltBrothersInc or on Twitter at @HoltBrothersInc.
March 9, 2012
Holt Brothers Foundation Establishes Grant to Help Children Affected by a Parent’s Cancer
(RALEIGH, NC) – The Holt Brothers Foundation, founded by NFL brothers Torry and Terrence Holt to improve the quality of life for children and families dealing with cancer, is proud to announce the formation of the Holt Brothers Butterfly Grant to fund a second week of summer camp for children at Camp Kesem North Carolina. The camp is dedicated to serving children from the state of North Carolina who have a parent coping with cancer. The Holts will officially present the $40,000 grant to members of the Camp Kesem national board on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Chicago, IL at Camp Kesem’s annual Gala.
“Having dealt with the loss of a loved one from cancer, my brother and I know firsthand what these young children are dealing with,” said Torry Holt, President of the Holt Brothers Foundation. “Camp Kesem is a wonderful place that offers children the support they need to cope with a parent facing cancer. It was a natural fit for us to partner with them and help afford a second week of camp to these kids.”
The Butterfly Grant was named by the Holt’s because it represents the perfect transition from Camp Kesem’s mascot, a caterpillar, which takes two weeks to transform into a butterfly. In addition to providing an extra week of camp for North Carolina children in 2013, the grant will assist other chapters across the country with implementing a second week of programs beginning in 2014. Camp Kesem North Carolina takes place at Keyauwee Program Center near Greensboro, North Carolina each year.
“We are so thrilled the Holt Brothers Foundation has stepped in to help answer the overwhelming demand for our services, supporting children affected by a parent’s cancer,” said Jane Saccaro, Camp Kesem CEO. “It is estimated there are more than 3 million children living with a parent who has cancer, and far many more have lost a parent to cancer. We have much work to do to serve all those in need, and this partnership is an amazing step toward helping us close that gap.”
About Camp Kesem
The ever-expanding Camp Kesem provides children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. Since its establishment in 2000, Camp Kesem has provided over 5,000 children ages 6-16 with free, college student-run camps, offering the chance to escape from reality and an opportunity to just be kids. Across the country at 41 college campuses, campers enjoy activities such as sports, arts and crafts, drama, and nature exploration. In addition to non-stop excitement and laughs, these children are provided with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage in a much needed emotional support system. Camp Kesem operates off donations and community support and requires no cost to families and children attending. Grants, such as these, are extremely important to the expansion and continuation of these camps. For more information on Camp Kesem, please visit www.CampKesem.org or call 260-225-3736.
About the Holt Brothers Foundation
Torry and Terrence Holt established The Holt Brothers Foundation after losing their mother to a hard-fought battle with cancer. Through their own experience, they realized there was a great need for an organization to help families who are coping with cancer, especially the children. The Holt Brothers Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for those families, with a focus on communication, education and support for children who are coping with a cancer-stricken parent. For more information about The Holt Brothers Foundation and how you can get involved, please visit www.HoltBrothersFoundation.com or call 866-394-8800 ext. 12.