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April 13, 2001

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April, 2001 | Supporting Education | Northern California

Jack Proctor Receives "Hero in Education" Award Actress Dawn Wells Celebrity Presenter


SACRAMENTO - Actress Dawn Wells presented Jack Proctor, from Redding, with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs April 14, 2001.

Jack Proctor is a well-known community volunteer at Boulder Creek School in Redding California. He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes at the school for almost seven years. Though handicapped with Cerebral Palsy and disabled, Jack continues to show great care and long term commitment to Boulder Creek students and their families as a reading tutor, computer aide and classroom aide. He is always available to staff for special presentations and classroom preparation work. Instead of letting Cerebral Palsy limit him, he is giving back and helping others who need help.

Actress, Dawn Wells, who is best know for her portrayal of "MaryAnn" on Gilligan's Island, presented Jack Proctor with the "Hero in Education" award. "The core of everything we do in life is education and Proctor deserves positive recognition," said Wells. Wells also had some advice for young children. She said, "Just remember, if others can do it, so can you. Keep your courage and faith."

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 $12 billion for public schools.

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