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1/30/14: Champion for Children Award Recipients

i Jan 30th

For the past several years, Child Care Resource Center has given Champion for Children Awards to individuals or groups that have gone way above the call of duty to support the children of Tulsa and Oklahoma. This year we have 2 Champion for Children awards to present.

The first Champion for Children award went to Matt Eidson, Senior Agent with The MusicLynx Network. For the past four years, Matt has single-handedly arranged all of the music for CCRC’s annual Top of the Town fund raising event. Matt has been able to acquire at least 12 different musicians to volunteer their time and talent to ensure our event is successful at no cost to us. He has taken the time to visit each venue in advance to match the venue with the musician. Because of this we wanted to honor Matt as our champion for children.

Matt Eidson and Karen Smith

Matt Eidson and Karen Smith

The second Champion for Children award went to Sharon Beaver, Territory Manager from Kaplan Early Learning Company. Sharon has insured that her company has been a sponsor for the International Infant Toddler Conference for all three conferences. Last year Sharon went above just sponsoring the conference to sitting on the planning committee, sponsoring a presenter and hosting a reception for sponsors and presenters. In addition, Sharon set up an early childhood classroom at the capital during week of the young child. 

Karen Smith, Paige Whalen, and Sharon Beaver

Karen Smith, Paige Whalen, and Sharon Beaver