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Former hockey players Gordie Howe and Mark Howe return to TeamChildren: 1,000 low cost refurbished computers will help to end th
Philadelphia , PA
Monday, July 29, 2013
Gordie and Mark Howe with TeamChildren founder and volunteers
Gordie and Mark Howe with TeamChildren founder and volunteers
 
Audubon, PA – Legendary former Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe and his son, former Philadelphia Flyers Hockey player Mark Howe while they have a meet and greet at TeamChildren, an Audubon, PA based nonprofit. Mark Howe had begun his Rolfing® sessions 20 years ago with Advanced Certified Rolfer® Robert Toporek, founder and executive director of TeamChildren. He attributes four extra years of playing hockey to the vitality he acquired through Rolfing®, a highly specialized massage series transforming posture.

Mark Howe said, "I found it so beneficial for me... It gets rid of soreness and pain and helps relieve stress."

Join us on Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. to meet Gordie and Mark Howe for pictures and autographs. You can learn more about the Howe's experiences with Rolfing® and you can visit TeamChildren's 8,000 square foot technology center where you will see ten to twenty teen and senior citizen volunteers at TeamChildren refurbishing computers and transforming early childhood education.

"There isn't one thing about it I don't like," said Mark Howe.

You will see 1,000 high quality, low cost refurbished computers, needing new homes, each fully loaded with $500 worth of early learning software donated by Brillkids.com, a Hong Kong software developer, and AWE Digital Learning Solutions in Chester, PA, Windows 7, and Open Office software. Software programs Little Reader, Little Math and child safe web browser Elf in combination with Rolfing® are effectively preventing the the pervasive effects of poverty on the growth and development of children's brains and bodies.

Who: TeamChildren Presents Gordie and Mark Howe

What: Meet and Greet with Legendary Hockey Players Gordie and Mark Howe

When: July 31, 2013. Media can see the technology center, take photos, and interview former professional hockey player Gordie Howe and his son and professional hockey player Mark Howe, founder and executive director of TeamChildren Robert Toporek and technology center manager Joe Granese.

Time: July 31 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: TeamChildren's Technology Center—960 Rittenhouse Rd, Audubon, PA 19403

For Additional Information: Please contact Samantha Schwartz at 484-459-3154 for more information or to set up additional times for photos or interviews.

Photo Caption: Volunteers Curt Michener, Dave Mosbruger (front row, from left to right) and Advanced Certified Rolfer® Robert Toporek (back row, right) demonstrate computer refurbishing to former hockey players Gordie Howe and Mark Howe (back row, left to right).

About TeamChildren
TeamChildren, an Audubon based nonprofit, is making a huge difference in the educational future of children. Its mission is to ensure every child has the tools and opportunities they need to contribute and compete effectively in today’s rapidly changing digital global environment. It aims to demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of its efforts and expand them throughout the region, the state and the nation.

This summer, Team/children is raising $75,000 to launch a groundbreaking early childhood development program and expand its teen program where teenaged volunteers will learn how to refurbish computers and run a nonprofit organization.

For more information, contact Samantha Schwartz by email (sschwartz@teamchildren.com) or phone (484-459-3154).
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Robert Toporek
President/founder
TeamChildren
Audobon, PA
610-666-1795
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