(Pictured from left to right) Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers founding partner, Jim Hurley, presents Monica Atkins of Stop the Violence 757, Bishop Kim Brown of The Mount Church, and Anthony Clary of Reck League with checks after winning the top three spots in Vote for a Cause. Attorney Griffin O’Hanlon announced the winners at a press conference on May 19, 2023. Also pictured is John Page of Norfolk City Council.
A Norfolk-based youth development organization has won first place in Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ Vote for a Cause contest after the public cast their ballots for Hampton Roads’ favorite nonprofits.
The personal injury law firm presented Reck League founder Anthony Clary with a $10,000 check this May. The 501c3 creates and implements sports and mentoring programs for students from underperforming schools and those within known gang and gun conflict zones in Hampton Roads.
Clary, who established the organization in 2012, said the donation will help fund its annual summer football skills and leadership training camp.
“This will allow me to do more for the community,” Clary told Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ Chief Marketing Officer, Cassidy Lewis.
“Right now, we’re working on a shoestring budget, so the blessing in this is that I can add more programming, pay for more supplies, and pay for more students who have different needs.”
Clary added that Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ donation will help 50-70 kids attend the Norfolk summer camp for free.
The Mount won second place in Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ Vote for a Cause contest. The Chesapeake-based church received a check for $3,000.
Founded in 1902 and led today by Bishop Kim W. Brown, The Mount cares, connects, and covers its members across nine locations from Virginia to North Carolina and plans to use the funds to install an indoor playground on its campus.
“Our goal is that moms can have playdates at the church during the winter. It’ll be what you see at McDonald’s and Chick-fil-a on steroids,” Bishop Brown shared at the check presentation this May.
The third most popular cause was Stop the Violence 757. Portsmouth resident Monica Atkins launched the nonprofit after she lost her son to gun violence in the city in 2014.
The organization’s mission is to spread awareness of the gun violence that is plaguing Hampton Roads and other cities and to be a voice for parents of victims who have been voiceless in the past. Stop the Violence 757, who also won third place in last year’s contest, received $2,000 from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving causes in the Hampton Roads community in recent years. The personal injury law firm makes significant donations to non-profits, places of worship, schools, and others.
Vote for a Cause has grown in scope and more money has been awarded to top causes over the last three years. Last year, Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge, a Suffolk animal rehabilitation organization, won first place in the contest.
The firm launched its Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Cares campaign in 2019 and distributed more than $125,000 in charitable contributions in 2022. It is happy to support these great causes that improve the lives of its neighbors and youth throughout Tidewater.
About Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, The Car Crash Experts, helps those who have been injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents throughout Virginia. The personal injury firm also represents family members of wrongful death victims. For more information about Cooper Hurley Injury Cares or the accidents the firm handles, call 757-333-3333.