Notre Dame football legend Tim Brown was back in South Bend on Monday, but this time it had nothing to with football or even Notre Dame. The 1987 Heisman Trophy winner was in town to support a great cause.
Brown hosted his fourth annual golf outing at Morris Park Country Club to benefit Five Star Life – an organization that supports thousands of at-risk students in the area. Brown is the board president for the organization, which started right here in Michiana eight years ago.
“When you’re able to get 2,500 to 3,000 kids to make a decision to stay in school and graduate, that’s life-altering stuff,” Brown said. “These kids, they’re so connected to the program. There’s a waiting list to get on the program. So, Five Star Life, they’re doing great things.”
Last year, 74 percent of the students who took part in the program raised their GPA or maintained a GPA above 3.0.