Friends and Family, many of you know I joined Pat and Emmitt Smith this year as their new Executive Director. I am passionate about the work we are doing both because I am so impressed by the Smiths and their genuine hearts and how committed they are to the kids we serve, but because we are doing solid work for children in the community. Through our grants program, we've allocated funds to more than 130,000 children-to help them get access to education, for food and other basic needs, to help them get a bus so they can attend their summer camps, to ensure they could attend college and so much more. This year I have the privilege of growing the charity to expand our reach, by launching a new and exciting fundraiser-a Gran Fondo, which means big ride. It's a charity bike race with multiple courses that will enable us to engage tier 1 cyclists from around the country to families who want to participate in the 2.2 mile ride. I am inviting you to join me in this endeavor. Please support my team by making any contribution you can. Thank you so much!