9th Annual Kendall County Sweetness 5K-8K Run/Walk
Saturday June 7, 2014
Registration available at www.Payton34.com
Our mission is to take an active role in helping those less fortunate to find stability while providing positive opportunities needed to live their lives with dignity and pride.
What is the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation (WCPF)?:
Our foundation is about helping abused, neglected & underprivileged children in the State of Illinois. We strive to help boost these children's self-esteem and give them a reason to believe that tomorrow can be different..... That tomorrow can be better!
In addition to programs already in motion, the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation continue to dream. New programs are being initiated to provide children and Veterans with the tools and the opportunities to live their lives with dignity and pride! The task ahead of us is a great challenge.
"Children have always brought a tremendous amount of joy to me and I feel that if you can catch them at a young age you can really change a life. There are a lot of studies that show that one act of kindness to these children has a 40% chance of making that child have a completely different outcome in their life. What you hope is that you can get a kid to believe in something and to believe in themselves."
Walter Payton #34
"My husband started his foundation, The Walter Payton Foundation, in the hope of providing for the in-need and neglected children within the State of Illinois who found themselves part of the DCFS program. So that we, his family, could continue on with the integrity and dignity of the Payton name in caring for these children, we needed to create; the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation. Walter made the Payton name mean something special and we, his family, accept the challenge to make only good things happen in the Payton name."
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