History and Vision

The Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage honors Auburn native Brian Bisgrove, an active and athletic young man who lost his life to cancer at the age of 21. Originally a family farm, the land where the BBHC sits was donated by Brian's sisters and their families to the Everest Association for Family Enrichment. The 160 acres became what is now known as Everest Park, and is operated by Champions for Life, Inc.

Champions for Life, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1983. Through the CFL Sports Center, Everest Park, and Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage, Champions For Life promotes virtues and character through sports, recreational programs, and activities that foster a love of God, the dignity of the human person, family unity, and respect for others.

Today, nestled among the woods, fields, and pond where Brian found solace during his struggle with cancer, the Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage offers children with life-altering conditions and illnesses, and their families a quiet refuge, wherein God's love is apparent. Families experience great peace and tranquility while at Brian's Home. Our goal is to provide a retreat for our guests from the struggles of daily life, and where they can experience growth and faith, with a deeper understanding of God's presence in their lives.