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Alex Popeck Never Back Down

Our Story

On a quiet, cold Sunday morning on his way to basketball practice, Alex’s car slid off the road resulting in a terrible car accident. Despite a valiant effort, Alex succumbed 27 days later to the injuries he suffered. Alex lived an amazing life and fought hard…


In keeping with Alex’s memory and spirit, the Alex Popeck “Never Back Down” Foundation raises funds each year to benefit Montgomery Co. high school students. Each spring, college scholarships are awarded to selected seniors whose applications…

Mission and Vision

Our Vision: The Never Back Down Foundation is an organization established in the memory of Alex Popeck, a teen scholar-athlete, to influence teens to recognize that an individual can make a difference in their community. Specifically, the Foundation seeks…

Our Principles

  • Everybody matters and is to be valued; show people respect and that you genuinely care about them (this includes friends, teammates, and competitors).
  • Help make everybody feel better about themselves.
  • Challenge friends and teammates to go beyond their self-imposed limits to improve themselves.
  • Strive to do your best, and then some, in every activity, all the time.
  • Recognize the fear that arises from facing difficult challenges, and be motivated by the opportunity to conquer them.
  • See and Act …. notice opportunities to help, protect and support others and do something about it.


The Alex Popeck Never Back Down Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax #ID 27-4577942.

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  • Run News!

    Alex’s Run 2016 was June 12th. Visit the Sponsors! Check your results. Photos to be posted soon.

  • Twitter & Facebook

    Follow us on twitter!@APNeverBackDown (dial-in at 404-04) or join our facebook group! facebook.com/AlexPopeckNeverBackDown

  • Golf Outing News

    The 6th Annual Alex Open Golf Outing will be held 9/19/16. Register &/or Sponsor.


Follow us on twitter!
@APNeverBackDown or
dial-in at 404-04.


Join our group
on Facebook!

Caring Bridge

Visit Alex’s Caring Bridge site – “Connecting Family and Friends When Health Matters Most”.

View the guestbook, read what others have written, or add your own comments.


Please consider donating to the Never Back Down Foundation. All donations are very much appreciated and go towards a great cause.

If you would like to donate, please do so here.