2012 Heart of Houston Recipient

SHEFFIELD Teen honored for fighting spirit But when it comes to character and spirituality, no one can question the quality of Austin’s heart.Physically, Evan Austin suffers from congenital heart disease. The Sheffield Junior High School seventh-grader has undergone a lifetime of surgeries because of his condition. He underwent his first operation when he was 4 months […]

2011-2012 Bags of Hope

Whatley Elementary School Woodlawn, Alabama Birmingham, AL -Jeremiah Castille Foundation is pleased to announce Bags of Hope, book bag and school supply give-a-way, at Whatley Elementary School in Birmingham. Bags of Hope is a ministry of Jeremiah Castille Foundation that provides book bags and school supplies to students.  Since the inception of the program in […]

Campers Develop Character and Football Skills

CULLMAN – June 12, 2012 -Here in Alabama, it’s a given that football is important. But what former Alabama defensive back Jeremiah Castille tries to instill in some of Cullman County’s youth at his annual camp is that character is a lot more valuable. “It’s about the abilities and skills they can take into life,” […]

2010-2011 Bags of Hope

Anna F. Booth Elementary School Bayou La Batre, Alabama     “Bags of Hope” is an initiative of the Jeremiah Castille Foundation – a non-profit organization focused on “investing in, influencing, impacting and inspiring” young people. The founder of the organization – Jeremiah Castille — was raised in a dysfunctional home troubled by abuse, domestic violence and alcoholism. […]

2009-2010 Bags of Hope

Swift Elementary School Bon Secour, Alabama BON SECOUR — Former University of Alabama and National Football League star Jeremiah Castille presented 225 bags of school supplies to students at Swift School on Thursday. In addition to pens, pencils and paper, the ex-cornerback had two words for the elementary students, “dream big.” “You talk to people […]

2008-2009 Bags of Hope

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Dream Visit: Houston Thrailkill

WEST POINT — To say Monday was a special day for Houston Thrailkill would be an understatement. State Legislature proclaimed the day as Houston Thraikill Day to honor the 14-year-old, who lost his home and all his possessions in a Feb. 13 fire. The West Point Middle School eighth-grader received an even bigger surprise at […]