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The Full Story

24 Strong Foundation: Our Why

The 24Strong Foundation was founded by Robert and Tammy Grays in memory of their son, Robert Tyree Grays. Robert attended L.V. Hightower High School (2014-2016) located in Fort Bend ISD, where he was a passionate and devoted student and football player. Robert was also a faithful member of Word of Restoration International Church. 

Robert Grays was blessed with the opportunity to attend Midwestern State University not only to obtain a college degree, but also to play the sport that he loved and excelled in - Football.  On September 19, 2017, Robert Passed away because of a traumatic neck injury that he suffered during his college football game.

Robert was known for his big smile, heart of gold, enthusiasm, dedication to family and friends, determination for his craft, positive attitude, and his love for God. He was an excellent mentor to others and a silent leader, who chose to lead by example through his actions.


Empowering Dreams, Transforming Futures:  Our Mission to Support Students


24Strong Foundation, we are dedicated to championing the dreams of young student athletes. Our mission is to provide transformative scholarship opportunities that bridge the gap between academic excellence and athletic achievement. We believe that sports instill invaluable qualities like discipline, teamwork, and determination – traits that lay a strong foundation for success in all aspects of life.


Empowering Dreams, Transforming Futures:  Our Vision for Scholarships to Students


At 24Strong Foundation, we envision a future where every student-athlete can excel both on and off the field, unburdened by financial barriers. 

As we look ahead, we see a world where our scholarship recipients become role models and leaders, driving positive change in their communities and beyond. By offering these scholarships, we are not just providing financial assistance, but also igniting a spark that inspires recipients to push their limits, embrace challenges, and achieve greatness.

Our vision is one of inclusivity, diversity, and equity. We envision a future where our scholarships not only support the brightest talents but also champion individuals who exemplifies great leadership, commitment, character, faith, and integrity.  By investing in their education, we are not only investing in their individual futures but also in the betterment of society at large.

In partnership with generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and passionate advocates, we are committed to turning this vision into reality. By supporting student-athletes in their pursuit of education, personal growth, and athletic excellence, we are shaping a future where dreams are within reach, and opportunities abound for all. 

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