FREMONT – Wednesday, November 18, Runza will be donating 10% of its sales to support local matches in the TeamMates mentoring program.
You can dine at any Runza tomorrow to help support your local TeamMates program and give students the chance to reach their full potential with the guidance of their TeamMates mentor.
TeamMates is focusing on giving its’ mentees a positive outlook on life right now, and helping create hope in students’ lives.
“Hope is a powerful thing, and during these times of uncertainty, hope is important now more than ever,” said TeamMates Founder, Tom Osborne.
For more information about the TeamMates Program, contact Mollie Brown at (402)-727-3970 or apply to be a mentor at teammates.org
TeamMates Mentoring Program began in 1991 with the vision of University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy. Coach Osborne felt that the athletes in his program could make an impact on the middle school students, and twenty-two football players began meeting with middle school students in the Lincoln Public Schools.
Of the 22 original mentees, 21 went on to graduate from high school while one left school early to pursue a successful Motocross career. Eighteen of the original mentees also obtained some form of post-secondary education.
The program has changed quite a bit since then. We now serve thousands of boys and girls across the Midwest, and our mentors come from all walks of life. One thing, however, remains the same— our mentors just have to be there. It’s that simple.