The Champion for Children's Luncheon is an annual event that brings together hundreds of Philadelphia business leaders and community members to support the Foundation's mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction.
"Jamie's dedication to helping children through The Moyer Foundation is both tireless and genuine. So I am honored to receive awards that bear his name and embody his legacy," said David Montgomery.
The Sept. 15 luncheon will be emceed by Chris Wheeler, and attendees will include former Governor Ed Rendell, a member of The Moyer Foundation's advisory board, and Phillies greats Bob Boone, Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa and Greg Luzinski. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Moyer Foundation and its two signature programs, Camp Erin® and Camp Mariposa®, which have reached more than 1,500 Pennsylvania children since 2007.
Camp Erin is for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Camp Mariposa is a first-of-its-kind initiative for children 9-12 affected by addiction in their families.
Both camps are free and combine fun, traditional camp activities with expert counseling that helps children understand and express their feelings while learning to cope with what they are going through.
Since Jamie and his wife, Karen, started The Moyer Foundation 15 years ago in 2000, the organization has created nearly 100 free camps in more than 50 locations nationwide serving more than 4,000 children and teens annually.
About The Moyer Foundation
The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. Founded in 2000 by World Series champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Foundation created and supports two signature programs. Camp Erin® is the nation's largest network of free bereavement camps for grieving children and teens ages 6 - 17. Camp Mariposa® is a free, first-of-its-kind program for children ages 9-12 impacted by a family member's addiction. For more information on The Moyer Foundation and its programs, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org.