New York, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
The Dewey Does Foundation, a group that teaches kids the importance of teamwork, pride and dedication, is expanding its efforts with its new logo and increased participation with local schools and organizations.
At a recent school health fair at PS 36 in New York, the Dewey Does character, a favorite of kids across the city, yet again inspired children to give 110% in all that they do. One participant in particular, a seven-year-old boy named Ernie, wowed his teachers and peers as he won first place in the 110% Fitness Dash. Despite being very quiet and reluctant at first, Ernie soon learned that, with a great deal of effort, anything is possible.
“Ernie was a kid who really inspired us with his dedication to giving it his all when it came to this fitness event at PS 36, and he embodies what the Dewey Does Foundation is all about,” said Thomas Kinslow, chairman of the organization. “Our mission is to eliminate childhood obesity by showing youth how to put a maximum amount of effort into everything that they decide to do.”
The Dewey Does Foundation produces sports-oriented children’s books and other products designed to teach children real-life lessons that will last them for the long term. These lessons are all imparted through an entertaining character named Dewey Does, who regularly visits schools to share his message of always giving 110%.
Just like Ernie, many young people have learned the value of demonstrating hard work, a sense of commitment and critical thinking skills in their everyday lives thanks to the message of Dewey Does. Now, the Dewey Does Foundation is asking community members to support its mission by giving a small donation toward its efforts.
“Dewey Does is becoming a widely recognized symbol of youth sports and activities,” said Kinslow. “We hope to bring unprecedented awareness to the cause of eliminating childhood obesity across the country, but we need your help to do so. Whether you give $10, $20, $35 or more, you’ll be helping to address a major issue for today’s youth—obesity.”
Dewey Does has already been featured in a series of sports-oriented children’s books entitled “Heroes Start as Kids!” and he is the star of the “What does Dewey Does do?” touring stage show, which has played in over 200 schools. He also shares his 110% message in his first animated production, called “Dewey Does 4 President,” which is available on YouTube on the Dewey Does Channel. Dewey Does shares his energy and love of life with children who face real issues and concerns.
Created in 2005, the Dewey Does Foundation places a strong emphasis on reaching youths who do not already participate in athletics, and acts as an example for the “forgotten” young people who are inactive due to a variety of physical, economic and emotional impediments. To learn more or to make a donation, visit http://deweydoes.org/ or look for Dewey Does on Facebook and Twitter.