MADISON, Wis.--()--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.
“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 resources in order to place their children in the best possible care setting”
“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 resources in 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.