4Rudy Project

Husband. Father. Teammate.

Coming together to make an impact.

The 4Rudy project is an effort by friends, colleagues, and the baseball community to support the wife and children of Zacharay "Rudy" Brown.

Rudy passed away on October 23rd, 2021 leaving behind his wife, Kayla, and three kids, Silas (5yrs), Titus (3yrs), and Prezleigh (8months). Kayla is also currently pregnant with their fourth child.

Trust for the kids. Support for mom.

We are raising funds to help ensure that his kids are able to get a proper education. $250,000 will be endowed in a Trust that his children can access for college tuition and other educational-related expenses. This will help support Kayla (mom) and offer some peace of mind as she learns to navigate life without her husband, and the father of her children.

Rudy's family needs all of our help.

The southpaw pitched for three seasons in the Kansas City Royals organization and is a part of the baseball brotherhood. Rudy loved giving back to the community and did so through coaching and teaching kids the game of baseball.

The 4Rudy project is organized by former high school, college, and professional teammates. As former amateur and professional players ourselves, we are calling on all college, MiLB, and MLB players, coaches, organizations, and staff for help.

*This project is not officially endorsed by Milb or MLB.

Total Raised: 


Goal = $250,000

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A Note That Lasts Forever.

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Our prayers are with you.
Terry and Dee Stone

The Life Principals Sunday School class of Shiloh Reformed Church in Faith NC is praying for your family and we made a donation we hope will help your family.

Our hearts are breaking from the loss of Rudy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Kayla,, the children all family and friends of Rudy. Rudy was such an inspiration and guided my son Logan for several years with pitching, fielding and catching lessons. He was always positive with his words of wisdom. He loved teaching just not baseball but life skills. Rudy will be missed by so many and we are blessed that we had the opportunity to learn from him

Rudy, where to start man. Baseball is what brought us together, and that may be how most people know you, but for us it was deeper than that. You were one of my best friends coming up, we were like brothers.

I can't help but think about all the times we had together and all the ball we played together. What I wouldn't give you step on a diamond one more time with you, have you staring down at me waiting on a signal. Or to go wet a hook, or shoot some squirrels and some of Ray's squirrel dumplings.

You will be missed by so many, I will miss you a lot buddy. Heaven got them an ace. Look over us down here. I love you Rudy!


10/23/21 will be a day I always remember. I can't believe you are gone, big guy. My heart is heavy and broken. Though we reminisce and grieve here on earth, I know you're just across the way... smiling from the other side.

One of my favorite quotes is from Bull Durham, and it goes:

"This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains."

Win or Lose, I'd do anything to take the field with you one last time... Today is definitely one of those rainy days.