Former Badger and NFL football super star and Heisman Trophy winner, Ron
Dayne, has signed on with the Celebrate Children Foundation to support
this year's Champion for Children Campaign. The campaign supports
the Foundation's mission to help build the best child care programs for
children from birth to age five in communities across Wisconsin.
"I'm proud to endorse the important work of the Celebrate Children
Foundation and to help them reach their fundraising goal of $30,000 for
this campaign. We can't allow our children to slip through the cracks
and enter school unprepared to learn. I've partnered with the Celebrate
Children Foundation team to ensure all young kids in Wisconsin get the
early start they need to succeed in school and in life and that is
important to me," Dayne said.
"We are thrilled that Ron has joined our cause to raise funds, so that
every child in Wisconsin can benefit from a safe and positive early
learning environment and parents can access essential resourcesin order
to place their children in the best possible care setting," said Jim
Leonhart, Foundation President. "Almost three quarters of Wisconsin kids
attend child care centers and preschools while their parents work.
Research shows brain development is so rapid during the preschool years
that high quality child care and education can be tied directly to
kindergarten readiness, better high school graduation rates and
ultimately, the quality of our future workforce and economy."
The Champion for Children campaign kicks off Nov. 19, but you can
contribute now. Join Ron Dayne and become a Champion for
Children by sending your donation to the Celebrate Children Foundation,
110 E. Main St., Suite 810, Madison, WI 53703 or by donating online at www.celebrate-children.org.
About the Celebrate Children Foundation
The Celebrate Children Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3)
organization that helps communities throughout Wisconsin create the most
effective early learning systems. Through public-private partnerships,
our initiatives reach children at a critical time in their development
and help to promote the growth of healthy, engaged citizens. The
foundation has created a permanent endowment to ensure that investments
will continue to be made in young children throughout the state. You can
help by purchasing a Celebrate Children license plate today. For more
information about the foundation, please visit www.celebrate-children.org.
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