Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
Former UCLA Wide Receiver Junior Taylor (8), is doing great things as the Athletic Director of a foundation known as Champion Schools in Phoenix, Arizona. He would like to ask Bruin fans to help his kids board a bus to the UCLA-Washington game in conjunction with the "I'm Going to College" program.
Most of these kids are from economically disadvantaged homes and have never been to a college football game. He told me that he wants to show them that it's possible to attend the best college in the country like he did. Here is the email he sent to me:
UCLA's “I'm Going to College” program, the nation's largest collegiate community outreach effort, has touched the lives of thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students across Southern California. Offered through the Southern California school systems, this unique program couples the excitement and tradition of UCLA Athletic events with a message about the importance of higher education. UCLA has extended a special invite to Champion Schools of Phoenix, Arizona the only Out of State School to participate in the program.
My team and I will be participating in the “I’m Going to College” program November 6th-8th. The objective of this program is designed to place young students (5th-8th grade) in a collegiate atmosphere that stresses the excellence of education and athletics. In hosting us, UCLA’s goal is to build positive relationships with young people in their own community and to motivate them to continue achieving goals in both school and life. The three-day experience includes pre-game activities, tickets to UCLA vs. University of Washington, a campus tour, and attendance at a college fair.
Several of our team members have never been on a college campus before and most of them have never had the opportunity to travel out of the state of Arizona. This trip will truly be a life-changing experience for our kids.
I am currently seeking financial sponsors to help with expenses of the trip and hope I can count on your support. Any contributions are greatly appreciated.
This is a great weekend for the kids. If you would like to donate, please email me at email@example.com and I will send you the tax deductible form. You can fax or scan/email to Junior with your credit card info and donation amount. If you wish to pay by check, the address is on this form as well.
The deadline is November 2nd for donations! If you have any questions about this program, please contact Junior at firstname.lastname@example.org.