Navigation Links
Chicago Cubs Awarded 2008 'Spirit of Youth' Award From National Runaway Switchboard
Date:11/7/2008

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Cubs were presented with the 2008 "Spirit of Youth" award tonight at the National Runaway Switchboard's (http://www.1800runaway.org/) (NRS) annual benefit at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

The "Spirit of Youth" award recognizes individuals and organizations who work to keep America's runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the street. The award was accepted on behalf of the Cubs by Cory Provus, one of the team's radio announcers and host of Cubs Central Pregame on WGN Radio.

"We're recognizing the Chicago Cubs because of their ongoing support and commitment to NRS, but also for the organizations it supports throughout the Chicagoland area that help runaway and at-risk youth," said Maureen Blaha (http://www.1800runaway.org/about_nrs/maureen_bio.html), NRS executive director.

"We're honored to receive this award and proud to be a sponsor of the National Runaway Switchboard," said Mike Lufrano, Cubs senior vice president of community affairs. "The work of NRS reaches youth in our city and around the country and is so important to so many children and young adults who need a helping hand."

The Cubs community efforts include charitable donations, neighborhood protection activities and year-round community service involvement. Through its Cubs Care fund, McCormick Foundation has granted more than $13 million to support deserving Chicago-area organizations. Grants help support non-profit organizations which aid children with special needs, support youth sports programs, help victims of domestic violence, and assist social service efforts in the Lakeview community.

Chicago-based NRS has benefited from the generosity of the Cubs through grants and in-kind donations to support its mission of keeping America's runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. And since 2005, the Cubs, Cubs Care and NRS have teamed up annually to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for runaway and homeless youth in Chicago. Each year at the event, Cubs executives, broadcasters and staff volunteer to prepare and serve the meal.

Tonight's event raised funds for NRS programs and services that benefit runaway and at-risk youth and their families throughout the country. Pat Tomasulo, sports anchor and reporter of WGN-TV's Morning News, served as master of ceremonies. Sponsors included Platinum Sponsors Michele and Gary Lehman, and United Airlines, and Gold Sponsors Greyhound Lines, Inc., Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, and Radio Flyer.

For more information on NRS visit http://www.1800RUNAWAY.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Runaway Switchboard
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HighPoint Solutions Expands with New Chicago Office
2. University of Illinois - Chicago Study: Raisins Contain Compounds that May Inhibit Cavity-causing Bacteria
3. First-Ever Over-the-Counter Dual Action Iron Supplement Launched at the American Dietetic Association Conference in Chicago; Bifera to be Available in Select Stores in Early 2009
4. Sample Signature Dishes of Chicagos Finest Chefs at the March of Dimes Chicago Signature Chefs Auction on Monday, November 10, 2008
5. MD2 International Brings Highly Attentive Medicine to Chicago
6. Chicago Artist Tadeusz Seidel Supports Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Chicago Chapter Benefit
7. U. of Chicago study: More than 10 percent of older Americans suffer mistreatment
8. IMRISneuro at Central DuPage Hospital will be the first in the Chicago area
9. Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Top LASIK Expert Randy Epstein, M.D. of Chicago to it's Unique Lasik Directory Service
10. Complimentary Sports Injury Prevention Pamphlet for Women Offered by NOHC of Chicago
11. Chicago-Based Speaker/Author Concurs with Research Finding of Using Journaling as a Tool to Combat Obesity and Other Health Problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Team Type 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization pursuing ... by diabetes, is excited to announce the 106 college athletes with type 1 diabetes ... in 2005, the Team Type 1 Foundation has bestowed a total of 271 college ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... IDC-Eating Disorder Care is excited ... program located in Royal Oak, Michigan. IDC, formerly known as Inner Door ... providing the highest standards in the field of eating disorder treatment in the state ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... Wendy M. Musielak, a partner ... was elected as DuPage County Bar Association’s third Vice President earlier this year. She will ... the office of the second Vice President, in accordance with the organization’s by-laws. , ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Now Hiring!” is a popular phrase at Home Delivery ... record-breaking sales for over 30 consecutive years and now plans to hire more than ... offers excitement and growth at HDIS, following the company’s acquisition by Fortune 1000 company ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... MOORE, OK (PRWEB) , ... July 25, 2017 ... ... are proud to announce the launch of their partnership to provide the ... is the first pharmacy-focused platform in the country with the ability to develop ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/24/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) announced ... operating results on Monday, August 7, 2017 after market ... p.m. ET. Shareholders ... of the conference call by dialing 877-201-0168 or 647-788-4901 ... 15 minutes prior to the call. A live webcast ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) today ... manufacturing network, the Company will be ceasing operations and ... Huntsville, Alabama . The closure of the facilities ... to 18 months. The Huntsville ... products and these restructuring actions are intended to better ...
(Date:7/19/2017)... July 19, 2017  Mako Medical Laboratories partnered with ... Military Family Assistance Fund (MFA) to bring 140 soldiers ... visit with their families one last time before being ... the travel and logistics needed for these soldiers. "Mako ... and their families. We just wish we could bring ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: