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Next Door Announces Star Packer Running Back Eddie Lacy Will Lead ‘Walk With Me’ Event on May 16
Milwaukee – (March 27, 2015) – Next Door, a nationally-recognized leader in early education, announced today that star Green Bay Packer Running Back Eddie Lacy will lead “WALK WITH ME” — the 26th Annual Walk for Children on Saturday, May 16th at Next Door Headquarters in Milwaukee.
“WALK WITH ME” brings together hundreds of friends, families and special guests from throughout greater Milwaukee. The event raises funds and awareness for Next Door’s programming and services designed to help at-risk children get ready for first grade and ready for life.
“I am so excited to welcome Mr. Lacy as our Walk Leader and thank him for his commitment,” said Next Door Executive Director Carol Keintz. “We appreciate his dedication to our mission and to the people we serve. Our Walk is traditionally the highlight of the year for Next Door. We welcome everyone to walk with our children and our families on this special day!”
“WALK WITH ME” is a family-fun event and includes a one-mile walk starting at Next Door, 2545 N. 29th Street. This year’s festivities include live entertainment by popular national musical act, Alex & the Kaleidoscope, kids’ games and activities, prizes, and food for all registered participants. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk begins at 10 a.m.*
Harley-Davidson Motor Company is the presenting sponsor for this event.
Eddie Lacy, star running back for the Green Bay Packers, was named the 2013 NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He played college football for the University of Alabama.
Mr. Lacy is represented by #MayfieldSport, Wisconsin’s premier sports marketing and booking agency representing your favorite Wisconsin professional athletes. www.MayfieldSports.com
WALK WITH ME event sponsorships available. For more information and to register a team, visit nextdoormil.org/NextDoor/Walk-for-Children or contact Megan Kutchenriter at (414) 562-2929(414) 562-2929 ext. 192 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NO PETS PLEASE: WALK WITH ME participants are welcome to bring strollers or wheelchairs, but for the safety of participants and pets, Next Door asks that pets be left at home. Thank you.
About Next Door: Next Door has served children and families in Milwaukee’s central city since 1969. Our mission is to support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. Through a holistic approach, we provide programming to support school-readiness through a high-quality early educational environment, parent engagement and a focus on family wellness. Programs: Early Head Start (home and center based) including Prenatal Care Coordination, traditional Head Start programs, K(4) and K(5) Charter School, and Educare of Milwaukee for children 6-weeks to 3 years. Crucial supporting programs include: Books for Kids, Adult Basic Education, and Fatherhood Enrichment. Visit us at nextdoormil.org.