Investing in the human soul through charitable works and fundraising efforts

A Nonprofit Group of Professional Basketball Players’ Moms

Making a difference in the lives of those where we and our sons and daughters live, work and play.

President’s Welcome

I am honored to have served as the vice president of MPBP, Inc. from 2016-2018 and, currently, as president since 2018. I hope you will join me as MPBP, Inc. continues to move forward its mission of working and giving back to the communities where our athletes live, work, and play. As mothers, we are so blessed to have these opportunities, and we want the very best from our children. They are role models for the future; therefore, it is important that we exemplify honesty, integrity, and character.

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MPBP, Inc. was founded in 1996

When 23 dynamic mothers came together. It has been our goal since that day to make a difference in the lives of others through our charitable works. St. Jude, Covenant House, and A Woman Called Moses are just a few of the charities we contribute to annually.

As president, I am here to lead as we build supportive relationships with one another that will last a lifetime, and through our friendships, support our children as they cope with the enticements of fame and fortune.

Mona Lawton

About Us

MPBP Inc. was formed in 1996 by twenty-three mothers, led by Charlotte Brandon, looking for guidance and support due to the sudden lifestyle change we were experiencing as a result of our child’s professional basketball career. In addition, we were looking for ways to give back to the community. For many years, we have enjoyed a sisterly bond that has been a blessing to us as we’ve engaged in our charitable efforts.

We added members

And held our first conference in Las Vegas. Lucille O’Neal, mother of Shaquille O’Neal served as our 2nd-term president. Camillia Ratliff-Eatman, mother of Theodore Ratliff is the current president. Over the last nine years, we have given our time and efforts to make a difference in the lives of others.

We have contributed

To The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Florida Hospital Foundation (Diabetes Institute), Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, United Negro College Fund, Girl Scouts of America in Hawaii, University of Nevada-Las Vegas Foundation/Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach, Touro University Nevada Center of Autism Development Disabilities, and many more.

In 2010

A room in the Walt Disney Pavilion of the Florida Hospital for Children was dedicated in honor of all mothers. This room is generously supported by Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc.