Big Dreams

New Orleans native and St. Augustine alumnus, Brandon Okpalobi, was recently honored by the City of Miami for his community outreach through his non-profit organization Dibia D.R.E.A.M. (Development through Recreational Education for Athletic Minds). The organization hosts sports camps throughout the country, and in Bermuda. Okpalobi brings his Essence of Sports Camp to New Orleans annually to coincide with the Essence Festival. His successful 2015 Essence of Sports Camp hosted over 80 kids exposing young minds to athletic prowess, life skills, science and engineering via a partnership STEM NOLA.

Brandon Okpalobi was awarded the Youth Sports Ambassador Award by Miami’s Mayor Jimenez, for leadership and service to children in the community. This is an amazing accomplishment for Okpalobi whose two organizations are still in their infancy. The parent company Dibia Athletic Development is only four years old, while Dibia D.R.E.A.M. is not even one-year old yet. Expect greater things from Mr. Brandon Okpalobi who’s company motto is “Dream Big and Conquer!”