Thursday, July 10, 2008

Athletes Support Cabrini Connections and Tutoring/Mentoring

El Da'Sheon Nix, a former football player at Northwestern, and current Administrative Coordinator for Cabrini Connections, just posted this photo and a message on the Cabrini Connection Blog. It's purpose is to show how successful athletes can become fans, and supporters, of programs like Cabrini Connections.

We're selling this jersey at the Silent Auction during our July 17th Jimmy Biggs Memorial Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit. One of the co-chairs is Kurt Kittner, former Quarterback for the University of Illinois and Chicago Bears.

Kurt has recently joined the Board of Directors at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, with a goal of helping us enlist more athletes to use their celebrity and success to draw volunteers and donors to our program, and to similar programs in every poverty neighborhood of the Chicago region.

Here's a pdf presentation that illustrates how athletes, celebrities, CEOs and faith leaders might use the maps and database on the T/MC site to draw daily attention, and more consistent volunteer and donor support, to tutor/mentor programs in every part of the Chicago region, including Cabrini Connections.

If you want to be a hero, I hope you'll take this role. I hope you'll support our efforts with a donation for our own Golf Benefit, or with a donation to support one or more other tutor/mentor programs in Chicago.

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