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Announcing the Branch Out Foundation

Scott-Schraderby:Scott Schrader11/21/23


Las Vegas, NV (November 21, 2023) – Zion and Zachariah Branch announced today the establishment of the Branch Out Foundation, dedicated to the support of youth initiatives including homelessness, after-school programs, health and wellness as well as other charitable causes.

“We are really excited to establish the Branch Out Foundation and truly make a difference in the lives of others,” said Zachariah Branch

“Our parents have taught us to always lead with a servant’s heart,” said Zion Branch. “The Branch Out Foundation will do all we can to lift the spirits of those in need.”

Both Zion and Zachariah Branch are members of the University of Southern California Trojans football team. Zion (a red shirt freshman) plays Safety and brother Zachariah (a freshman) plays Wide Receiver and is a Return Specialist.

“Sheva and I could not be prouder of our sons,” said Renee Branch, Zion and Zachariah’s mother. “It is a blessing to have this opportunity to help others.”

The Branch Out Foundation will primarily focus on charitable endeavors in Southern Nevada and the Los Angeles area.

Teaming up at dream school USC

In Week 0, the Branch brothers played their first college game in the Trojans’ win over San Jose State. It was a huge moment for freshman Zachariah, but it was an even bigger moment because he got to share it with his brother, Zion Branch.

“Me and my brother have a great relationship,” Zachariah Branch said. “Growing up, always been super tight with him. That’s my best friend. So, just seeing him battle through adversity, those troubling times, I’m always in his corner. My parents are always in his corner.”

Last season, Zion Branch was unable to play because of a lower body injury. He’s healthy now, though, and played on the USC defense in the same game Zachariah made his college debut. 

“Always in his corner. So, just to see him get back out there, actually said a prayer that’s something we do every game we’re on the same team. It was just fun to finally get back out there with him and do it. So, I’m definitely excited for what he can do this season.”

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