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Champions for Children

 Champions for Children is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit charity. In 1999, the Jacob Foundation, doing business as Champions for Children, was established by William and Deborah Parker following the diagnosis of their children Jacob and Sophia with Fragile X Syndrome.  In 2003, their newborn son Liam was also diagnosed with Fragile X.  Champions for Children was originally created to raise money and awareness of Fragile X Syndrome, however, over the past 15 years our focus has changed to include all people with special needs. To date, we have donated more than $125,000.00 to various charities.

Based in South Central Pennsylvania, Champions for Children has raised money for the National Fragile X Foundation, UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, FRAXA Research Foundation, The Arc of Dauphin and Lebanon County, Special Olympics Area M, Special Olympics Lebanon County, CATRA, and the CARE Project. In addition to these organizations, we have been blessed to be able to donate to local families who are in need.

Champions for Children hosts a large fundraiser each year. These have included golf tournaments, Galas and Award Ceremonies and clinics. In addition, we have smaller fundraisers throughout the year (this being one of the smaller fundraisers.) 

Champions for Children will always hold Fragile X closest to our hearts as our 3 children affected by Fragile X ARE the impetus behind our work in the special needs community.

The core committee of Champions for Children consists of less than 5 hardworking individuals. While our committee might be small our outreach and our vision is quite far reaching. We are proud of all the work we have done in our community and will continue this good work for years to come.


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