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Keynote speaker Roger Clemens pitches support to education at Education Foundation of Harris County Luncheon Oct. 23

‘Pitch In for Our Children and Teachers’ Luncheon features

sports memorabilia auction courtesy of Roger Clemens Foundation

Join Keynote Speaker Roger Clemens for lunch at the “Pitch In for Our Children and Teachers” benefit on Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar, in Houston, Texas (doors open at 11 am). Highlights include an auction featuring sports memorabilia autographed by the famous Major League pitcher and former Houston Astros star, and donated by the Roger Clemens Foundation; see www.efhc.org/rogerclemens for photographs of these items and to sponsor and attend this exciting luncheon benefit.

Clemens is a product of local public school systems, and will share anecdotes from his childhood schooling along with his support for teachers, coaches and public school education. The luncheon hosted by the Education Foundation of Harris County (EFHC) generates operational funding for innovative educational initiatives supporting teachers and elementary and middle school students in greater Harris County. At the luncheon, teachers and students from multiple Harris County Independent School Districts will demonstrate these chemistry, physics and autonomous robotics initiatives and after-school Kids’ Days, which support teachers to accelerate learning and excite and motivate young learners.

Former President George H.W. Bush serves as Honorary Chair for the “Pitch In for Our Children and Teachers” Luncheon. The Host Committee includes Philamena and Arthur Baird; Franci and Jim Crane; Gwen and the Honorable Harris County Judge Ed Emmett; Susan and Larry Kellner; Janice and Bob McNair; Sally and Mark Russ; Lori and Dan Wolterman; and Kay and Fred Zeidman.

“The operations and initiatives this breakfast supports are critical to moving education in Greater Houston forward in the 21st Century,” said Host Committee member Mark Russ, a former naval aviator who is President/CEO of National Specialty Alloys. “We are committed to building our future workforce by supporting science, technology, engineering and financial planning studies in schools. We who lead corporations can act through the Education Foundation with teachers to aggressively develop the next generations of leaders in this region of the country.

“The Education Foundation of Harris County and the Roger Clemens Foundation understand the importance of providing support for teachers and investing in our future generation of learners who will become leaders.”

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The Education Foundation of Harris County achieves goals by bringing together its board members, corporate volunteers, school teachers, HCDE professionals and countywide independent school district leaders

· Accelerate the capacity of pre-k to fourth grade school teachers to successfully convey lessons in complex chemistry and applied physics, using children’s literature;

· Promote workforce consciousness with the All Earth EcoBot Challenge, a unique engineering competition in which fifth to eight graders develop programming skills and become proficient at constructing and controlling autonomous robots. Teams compete against others to win real-world industrial and commercial problem-solving missions; alike to what occurs every day at the Houston institutions like the Port, IAH or Hobby airports or our Houston Medical Center.

· Create customized after-school programs or Kids’ Days, involving multiple schools for 8- to 10-week periods. Kids’ Days provide in-depth instruction with inquiry-driven, project-based educational curricula related to the industry of the funder. (Recent Kids’ Days covered varied subjects, i.e. financial literacy, entrepreneurship and the fine arts.)

To sponsor and attend the luncheon and to view auction items, go to www.efhc.org/rogerclemens or email Sasha Crabtrey, scrabtrey@hcde-texas.org.

About the Roger Clemens Foundation: The Roger Clemens Foundation is an entity dedicated to helping children. It was established in 1992 by Roger and Debbie Clemens in order to ensure that funds raised by the Foundation through golf tournaments, auctions and other events would be properly distributed to the charities and organizations that they have committed to support. For more information, access www.rogerclemensonline.com .

About the Education Foundation of Harris County: Its ‘Mission Statement’ is “Creating Opportunities for All Children”. The Education Foundation (EFHC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered in Texas in 1994, in partnership with Harris County Department of Education. EFHC mobilizes financial resources through private/public Foundation grants, corporate philanthropy and individual contributions.

For more information, access www.efhc.org .

Contact:
Sasha Crabtrey
Education Foundation of Harris County
713-696-8298 main
281-320-9703 direct
281-731-1689 cell
scrabtrey@hcde-texas.org
www.EFHC.org

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