Why is Coach Involved in Charity Work?
Coach Hodgson’s early childhood shaped who he is today, in large part to his experience as a foster child and eventual adoption by his parents Larry and Rebecca Hodgson. Being adopted at the young age of 2 years old allowed coach Hodgson to grow up in an environment where he was able to chase his dream of going to college and eventually becoming a college basketball coach. Bryan was born to a single 14 year old mom who at the time was not able to handle the responsibilities that come with raising and taking care of a child. Today he has chosen to give back by making donations to numerous adoption agencies across the country. He also has joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Erie County to mentor a child or teenager who may have been born into a similar situation. Bryan has spent time working at a juvenile detention center while also running several basketball camps for at-risk youth around Western New York. Please feel free to donate to one of the following adoption/mentoring agencies below if you feel inclined to do so: