"Theismann Throw for Charity"
FJA was fortunate to have legendary NFL Washington Redskin quarterback Joe Theismann as our featured speaker at the Justice Luncheon at Annual Convention on Thursday, June 12th. As part of Theismann’s engagement, he conducted a “Theismann Throw for Charity.” Fifteen Washington Redskin footballs were signed by Thesimann and then “thrown” at the luncheon to individuals who contributed $500 to the Palm Beach County charity Friends of Abused Children, Inc. Because of the graciousness of our members we were able to raise $7,500 for Friends of Abused Children, Inc. Thank you to the following for participating and donating to such a wonderful charity: Albert Balido, Tim Blake, Fred Cunningham, Steve Cain, Todd Copeland and Kim Driggers, Adam Doner, Mark Friesen, Bekki Haggard, Mike Haggard, Leslie Kroeger and Ted Leopold, Carla Lacerda and Edmond Provder, Jim Magazine, Skip Pita, Eric Romano, and Chris Searcy. Also, thank you to FJA member Laurie Briggs, current President of Friends of Abused Children, Inc.
Friends of Abused Children, Inc. improves the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned children. Their mission is to reach each such child in the Palm Beach County community and provide her or him with whatever goods, services, experiences and relationships required for the child to overcome the effects of child abuse and neglect.
Friends of Abused Children, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1985 by a group of Guardians ad Litem who were involved in the lives of abused children in Palm Beach County, Fla. They provide funding for services to children who are under state supervision after being adjudicated dependent by the courts due to abandonment, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. We are one of the few organizations in Palm Beach County that exclusively serves this particular group of children, who are among the most needy in our community. Friends is not affiliated with any governmental agency or other organization.
Friends' mission is to reach these children in our community and to provide them with the funding for whatever goods, services, experiences and relationships may be required for the child to help overcome the effects of child abuse and neglect and to recover some sense of well-being, self-esteem, dignity and potential for greatness.