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April 7, 2000

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April, 2000 | Supporting Education

"California Page Flippers" Receive "Hero in Education" Award John Daly Celebrity Presenter


SACRAMENTO - Actor John Daly presented the 15 members of READ California's Kids Advisory Council, California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs April 8, 2000.

READ California is a statewide campaign administered by the Governor's Office of the Secretary for Education to promote children to improve their reading skills by independent and recreational reading. The READ California's Kids Advisory Council - known as the California Page Flippers are comprised of 15 fourth through sixth-graders representing cities throughout California.

California Page Flippers encourage other children to read outside of the classroom and parents to read with their children. Page Flippers serve as a means for children to interact with one another and discuss obstacles to reading. They offer encouragement and ideas to make reading fun. Additionally, each member takes on a reading related community improvement project. They also serve as liaison between California's children and the READ campaign.

Making their television debut, California Page Flippers were presented the "Hero in Education" award by child actor John Daley. Daley, who plays Sam Weir on the "Freaks and Geeks" comedy show, is also an honor student. Daly said he believes in the importance of education and in never giving up on ones dreams.

California Lottery's "Heroes in Education" Program recognizes outstanding volunteers in the community. Through their dedication and efforts, California's students receive enrichment opportunities that may not have been available without these volunteers. The "Heroes in Education" Program exemplifies that support for California's schools comes in many different and innovative ways. Since 1985, the Lottery has raised more than $11 billion for public schools.

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