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Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities Back to School Program


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Each August Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities partners with the Dallas Independent School District to serve its most underprivileged at-risk children and families by providing new school uniforms, fresh fruits and vegetables for each family, children’s books, dental screenings and more.  To date, 130,000 families in the Dallas community have received the benefits made possible by partner donations. 

Thanks to Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities’ partners, we have been able to provide these services and more for $18 per child. Imagine what your contribution can do. Please join us in helping the children in DISD start their school year on a high note, with the support of TEAM 22 Cycling behind them.

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A Note From Emmitt:

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in North Texas lives in poverty? Have inadequate food and nutrition? Live without healthcare? And That Nearly 30,000 third graders are reading below grade level, a powerful indicator of high school graduation. 

Almost thirty percent of children in our community living in poverty? I asked myself, “What can you do about it?” NOW, friends, I’m asking you, too. I was blessed to have people who cared about me and believed in me to help me achieve my potential – will you be that person for kids who need to be lifted up? I’m dedicated to using my platform and my time to help our youngest neighbors – here in North Dallas. And, I need everyone to step up and join TEAM 22 - the official fundraising program of the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo. 

I firmly believe that to whom much is given, much is required and humbly try to live by that mantra. I am personally motivated to help kids who don’t have access to the things we take for granted. Think about it – they can maybe see the skyscrapers in downtown Dallas, but to them, that might as well be a world away. Will you join me in lifting these kids? Will you join me in showing them how much their TEXAS neighbors and friends from across the U.S. care? 

This year, the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo TEAM 22 fundraising program is getting a reboot! Our partners at OneShare Health are underwriting your registration, so now any ride is just $22 and in return, we are asking that you raise $150 for kids in our community. We’ve selected three partners to support - with three amazing programs that we know are changing kids’ lives: Minnie’s Food Pantry, RockTeen Youth Foundation and the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities Back to School program. And when you raise money, you are supporting our future and you get great swag from us!

~Emmitt

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Mar 31 Anonymous $24.42
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Mar 10 Dan Rembold $1,250.00
Feb 26 Torrey E Stephens $25.00
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Feb 24 Joseph Price $107.81
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Feb 23 Zac Bichanich $16.94
Feb 23 Todd Gustafson Good luck, make the dream happen! $27.64