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Author: Via Camp Kesem Posted: 7/22/2013

Tyler Polumbus, right tackle for the Washington Redskins, announced today with Camp Kesem, a national network of free summer camps and supper programs for children affected by a parent’s cancer, the launch of “Scoring for Good” – a novel fundraising program that will send children to Camp Kesem every time participating NFL players make a qualifying play. Polumbus will donate funds to send kids to a new camp in Colorado, corresponding with the pancake blocks he makes during the 2013 season.

“Scoring for Good” will allow donors to match Polumbus’s contributions, and encourages other NFL players to join the effort. SF 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith is also participating. “Camp Kesem is doing amazing work, helping an often-overlooked population of kids,” said Polumbus. “Getting a chance to play and have fun is so important for children, and so for this season, as I score pancakes, I will help send kids to Camp Kesem. My true passion is helping kids realize their potential, and so I am thrilled to join Scoring for Good.”  

“We are so grateful for Tyler Polumbus’ and the Tyler’s Kids Outreach Program’s support in launching ‘Scoring for Good,’” said Jane Saccaro, Camp Kesem CEO.  “We have a big job to do, as there are more than 3 million children living with a parent who has cancer, and far many more that have lost a parent to cancer. Tyler and TKO’s support will help us bring more life-altering services to kids in need, and also help more families learn that this resource exists.”

Saccaro also shares, “Camp Kesem will host its first Boulder, Colorado based program in summer 2014, and funds raised by Tyler and his fans will go to support this expansion.”

It costs Camp Kesem $1,000 to give a child one year’s worth of support, including attending 1 week of summer camp and year-round reunions with their network of friends “just like them.”  For $5,000, Camp Kesem can support an entire cabin.  Camp Kesem will engage its donors in making contributions to Camp Kesem for every sack, every pancake, and for every touchdown scored, by participating NFL players.  Players have the option to donate their own funds through “Scoring for Good” as well.

 

About Camp Kesem
The ever-expanding Camp Kesem provides children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. Since its establishment in 2000, Camp Kesem has provided over 5,000 children ages 6-16 with free, college-student run camps, offering the chance to escape from reality and an opportunity to just be kids. Camp Kesem currently has programs at 41 campuses, and will expand to 54 campuses by summer 2014.  In addition to non-stop excitement and laughs, Camp Kesem campers are provided with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage in a much needed emotional support system. Camp Kesem operates off donations and community support and requires no cost to families and children attending. Programs like “Scoring for Good,” are extremely important to the expansion and continuation of these camps. For more information on Camp Kesem, please visit www.CampKesem.org or call 260-225-3736.

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