USA Fencers For Early Childhood Literacy!

Dear Fencers and Friends, 

I’m in need of your quick  and easy (and free!) assistance to support a great cause.    In case you didn’t watch the above video, James Williams, Ben Igoe, Daryl Homer and I  (Aka The US National Men’s Saber Fencing Team) are supporting Jumpstarts world-wide campaign to promote early literacy. 

Jumpstart is a national early literacy organization and Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is their annual campaign to raise awareness about the crisis that exists in early education for children in low-income communities. 

This year, Jumpstart is inviting anyone and everyone to choose the 2010 official book for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record! When you vote for your favorite book, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record’s founding sponsor and partner, the Pearson Foundation, will donate $1* to support Jumpstart’s yearlong program. *Up to $200,000 

Olympic Fencer James Williams reads at least an hour daily

Choose from one of the following children’s book titles –Blueberries for Sal, Make Way for Ducklings, Peter’s Chair, and The Snowy Day. Voting closes on February, 28. The book that receives the most votes will be announced in March and will become the centerpiece of Jumpstart’s fifth annual record-breaking campaign!

Ways to Vote:
Visit and vote now!
You can also text your vote (up to five times)! Text the words below to 90999: 

  • BLUE to 90999 – to vote for Blueberries for Sal 
  • DUCK to 90999 – to vote for Make Way for Ducklings 
  • PETER to 90999 – to vote for Peter’s Chair 
  • SNOW to 90999 – to vote for The Snowy Day

Pass this along to your friends and family and help Jumpstart raise awareness of the crisis in early literacy!

Thank you,
Tim Morehouse 

PS I appreciate your support! (takes 5 seconds to help raise money and make a difference!)