Blessings in a Backpack hosts Breakfast of Champions
Note to Media: The excitement was palpable as athletes from professional, college and Olympic sports spoke words of encouragement to students at Tice Elementary during the Breakfast of Champions event as part of a series of fundraisers for Blessings in a Backpack SWFL.
Blessings in a Backpack partnered with Champions 4 Children to deliver messages of hope, determination and inspiration to the children, who received a free breakfast and also got to meet Tony the Tiger of Frosted Flakes fame.
Executives from Frosted Flakes’ parent company, Kellogg’s, were also on hand to witness the emotional and exciting event that brings awareness to the issue of childhood hunger.
A leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings in a Backpack SWFL makes sure school-age children receive nutritional meals over the weekend during the school year. Every Friday afternoon, each child receives a backpack filled with nutritious, kid-friendly, ready-to-eat items. They return the backpacks on Monday, and each is filled and ready for the next weekend.
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1- Tony the Tiger hanging out with Tice students at the recent Breakfast of Champions event
2- Tony the Tiger
3- Champions 4 Children athletes, Tice Elementary staff and Tony the Tiger at the recent Breakfast of Champions event
4- O.J. McDuffie, Tony the Tiger and Jerry Fort gave students words of encouragement along with their weekend meals
5- Former Oakland A’s baseball player Adam Piatt spread an uplifting message to students at the Breakfast of Champions
6- Former University of Kentucky basketball player Jim Andrews spoke to students at the recent Breakfast of Champions event at Tice Elementary
7- Former University of Nebraska basketball star Jerry Fort spread an empowering message to students at Tice Elementary
8- Champions 4 Children athletes, Tice staff and Tony the Tiger all took part in the recent Breakfast of Champions event
9- Champions, Tice staff and Tony the Tiger gave out food and encouragement to Tice students at the recent Breakfast of Champions