X Games Gold Medal winning snowboarder Hannah Teter raises funds at the Clearasil(R) PerfectaParty to feed poor Zambian children served by Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization
Submitted by: Children International
Posted: Feb 16, 2012 – 03:06 PM EST
The snowboarding champion celebrated her 25th birthday during the X Games, with a party hosted by Clearasil® PerfectaWash™, and guests contributed donations to help feed impoverished children in Zambia.
Some of the X Games' top athletes attended the party and contributed at the door and also through a raffle. Their contributions will help 29 children in the Kanyama Community School near Lusaka, Zambia receive fortified food through the school's feeding program.
"When we heard that Hannah wanted to raise money at this event for Children's International, we did not hesitate to match the total amount of money raised," says Clearasil Senior Brand Manager Nathan Marafioti. "It is our pleasure to do our part to support such an important and impactful cause."
Teter currently donates a portion of the proceeds from her Sweet Cheeks Panties line to help provide nutritious food to schoolchildren who would otherwise go hungry. With 19 percent of Zambian children suffering from malnutrition, according to UNICEF, the meal provided by the feeding program may be the only meal they will eat in a day.
Children International president and CEO Jim Cook said, "We are grateful to Hannah and Clearasil® for helping children living in crushing poverty. Their support means children's lives will change dramatically."
Since 2007, Teter has sponsored seven children in Honduras and the Philippines living in dire poverty. She is helping provide them with important medical care, dental checkups and educational opportunities. Teter is also the Athlete Ambassador for Children International's Game On! Youth Sports™, a program developed by the International Alliance for Youth Sports.
Using a whole-child approach, Children International provides medical and dental care, educational support and youth programs to children and youth, some whose families live on less than $1.25 a day.
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About Children International:
Established in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International's programs help more than 340,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States. For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit www.children.org.