American Diabetes Association's National Youth Action Council Member Jared Kuper was recently appointed Gear for Goals' (G4G) humanitarian youth ambassador.
The 12 year-old youth activist and educator is on a mission to increase awareness for childhood diabetes and hope for a cure. With this new appointment, Jared aims to increase his reach and to join G4G's mission to bring love of sports and hope to impoverished children around the world.
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"Jared is passionate about helping other children," says Jared's mom, Laura Kuper. "Jared suffers from multiple diseases that make him understand how children with special challenges need to fight to overcome their adversities and the one thing that has helped Jared find some source of peace is sports, which is one of the things that drew him to G4G. Even when he can't play, sitting on the sidelines as part of a team makes him feel good and gives him hope."
"He's quite a fighter," Kuper states. "That is why he speaks so passionately and is so excited to be a part of G4G. He wants to bring other kids sports, arts and eventually healthcare and most of all hope!"
Jared will be throwing the opening pitch at G4G's fundraiser to be held at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Field on June 21st.
"I am honored to be a part of this wonderful charity that brings sports and hope to children in need," said Jared. "I'd like to extend my gratitude to the Gear for Goals' family by saying together we can make a difference for kids around the world. My partnership with G4G will help me support these kids and I can't wait to throw the opening pitch at the Boomers' game!"
"We're truly honored to welcome Jared as our humanitarian Youth Ambassador for Gear for Goals," says G4G Executive Director, Dr. Warren Bruhl. "He's an inspiration to many and he's changing lives every day with the good work that he's doing with the American Diabetes Association." "We're thankful for his support and look forward to working together to impact children's lives."
Bruhl said the G4G board admired Jared's commitment and the support and heightened awareness he will bring to the charity. In addition to Jared's work with the ADA, he has also appeared before congress in his fight to raise awareness for youth diabetes.
Also supporting G4G's upcoming fundraiser at the Schaumburg Boomers is Glenbrook North High School Poms and Orchesis Dance Company who will be dancing during a special flash mob during the 7th inning stretch at the game. "It's our time to shine and encourage fans in the ballpark to shine along with us for Gear for Goals' charity event," says Glenbrook North High School's Orchesis, Poms, Variety Show Director Diane DeRosa Reynolds. "Current and alumni dancers from the Glenbrook North High School Poms and Orchesis Dance Company will be a part of the 7th inning stretch Flash Mob. What a wonderful way to spread spirit and hope to those less fortunate." Gear for Goals is looking for dancers of all levels to participate in the flash mob. To register, contact G4G's Flash Mob choreographer Jen Eirenberg via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gear for Goals' Mega Sports Gear and Musical Instrument Drive seeks to fill a semi-truck with donated gear to benefit children in need. In total, G4G aims to provide equipment to over 10,000 children globally this year through their 10,000/$10,000 campaign.
About the Event:
G4G Mega Sports Gear & Musical Instrument Drive Awareness Night
When: Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Where: Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Field located at 1999 Springinsguth Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193
Tickets: $10 -- A portion of the proceeds benefit G4G and kids in need. Order online at http://www.boomersbaseball/gearforgoals. Use password 621goals. Advanced tickets benefitting G4G available through June 7th, 2013. FREE Parking. Fantastic Fireworks Display.
Attendees are asked to bring gently used or new sports or musical equipment to donate at the gate. Volunteers are also needed to help with this event. For more information, contact Dr. Warren Bruhl at 312.869.2031 or visit http://www.dreamweaver911.org. Not attending the game? You can still make a donation on June 21st in the Boomers Parking Lot at the G4G Gear Drive Truck that will feature a live DJ performance from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
We need your help! Collectively, we can make a difference.
G4G currently ships to the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Russia, Philippines, Jamaica, India, and Cuba.
About Jared Kuper
Jared Kuper serves as American Diabetes Association's National Youth Action Council Member. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes himself, Kuper is on a mission to raise awareness for diabetes, to educate about prevention and fight for a cure. For more information, visit http://www.JaredKuper.org.
About Gear for Goals
A project of Dreamweaver International, Gear for Goals' Vision is to see every child in the world have the opportunity to play, compete, and enjoy sport through equal access to necessary equipment and instruction. Gear for Goals' Mission is to provide every child enjoyment, passion, and love of sport. Follow Gear for Goals on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/GearforGoals.
About Dreamweaver International
Dreamweaver International is a 501c(3) organization located in the United States that provides education, healthcare, and humanitarian aid to the people of the Rift Valley of Kenya. With the addition of partner program, Gear for Goals, Dreamweaver International's scope and outreach of humanitarian care continues to grow globally.