Pro Football Draft Day Party Benefits Children's Literacy

8:00 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

Former Tennessee Titan Steve McNair and The Steve McNair Foundation hosted a Draft Day Party last Saturday at the Crow's Nest in Nashville, TN to benefit local children's literacy organizations Book’em and Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee.

All proceeds from the event benefited Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee, a non-profit organization that is part of The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Book’em, a nonprofit that provides books and volunteers on children in at risk situations. Books from Birth provides free age appropriate books to children ages 0-5 years old in Davidson, Williamson, and Sumner Counties. Book’em gives books to lower income children who do not have books of their own and provides reading volunteers to local preschool and elementary schools serving the lower income population. Both organizations strive to provide the brightest futures to local children by encouraging an early love of reading and learning.

“We are so pleased that the Crow’s Nest is hosting this event in order to give back to the community in such an important way,” said Sheryl Rogers, director of Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee. “Because neither Books from Birth or Book’em are fully funded it is a great gift to us to have businesses and individuals in our community give back, and we hope to serve even more local children with our programs in return.”

To learn more about Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee, and to make a donation or find a volunteer opportunity, simply visit: http://www.vanderbiltchildrens.com/booksfrombirth or call 615-936-3737.

To learn more about Book’em, to volunteer and to make a book or cash donation, call 615.255.1820 or visit www.bookem-kids.org.

About The Steve McNair Foundation:
Founded in 2001, The Steve McNair Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, is devoted to serving underprivileged children through programs and grants focusing on inspiring and empowering today's youth to utilize the educational, civic, and athletic opportunities available to them. Our foundation also provides scholarships for boys participating in the Steve McNair Annual Football Camps in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Over the past ten years, more than 5,000 campers have had the opportunity to attend football camps funded by the Steve McNair Foundation. The foundation always looks to provide financial support to non-profit agencies that promote self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth among children.
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3 comments:

  1. Doret said...

    I love the font on Steve Mcnair's name on foundation poster. It has a very cool superhero look which totally works with what he's doing. Thanks for sharing, I love to hear when players give back.

  2. Lori Calabrese said...

    It's very Star Trek, isn't it? It is cool, though! I always like to hear about all the programs out there and players that give back, too.

    All the best,
    Lori

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