logo2OFL's Fundraiser: March 1-31, 2019

Help OFL Tackle ALS and join local author and NFL star Tim Green in his campaign. Join our team and help us reach our goal of $1000.

Stop by the library to make a donation at the front desk. For every $5 donated, you will receive a ticket towards a raffle drawing for one of 3 Tim Green book bundles… The more money you donate, the more chances you have to win!
Note: Please make checks out to "Onondaga Free Library" as we will be making one large team donation at the end of our fundraiser.

All ages are also invited to write Tim Green a letter or draw him a picture– Tell him what your favorite sport, sports team or athlete is.  If you have a favorite book by him, he would love to hear which one and why!


About Tim Green:

Green graduated from Liverpool High School in 1982 and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 1986 and later from SU’s College of Law in 1994. He also achieved All American status on the Orange’s gridiron squad and was drafted to play professional football for the Atlanta Falcons in 1986. After playing as a top defenseman for eight years, he retired from the NFL in 1994 and became a New York Times bestselling author of adult and young adult books, as well as a practicing lawyer.

In November 2018, Green announced that he was diagnosed with ALS. Learn more about Tim Green’s battle with ALS in his 60 Minutes interview: https://cbsn.ws/2DN3Zv9

The publicity surrounding Green’s diagnosis spurred continued conversations of correlations between football and ALS. A 2012 study published by the American Academy of Neurology found that professional football players are three times as likely to suffer from a neurodegenerative disease, and four times more likely to be diagnosed with ALS. Through Tackle ALS, 100 percent of the proceeds are going to hospital research at the Healey Center for ALS at Mass General.

More information about the national fundraiser can be found at www.tackleals.com.


play60read20logo READING IS WEIGHT LIFTING FOR YOUR BRAIN.

Play 60 is the NFL’s youth health and fitness campaign. Designed to help tackle childhood obesity, Play 60 focuses on making the next generation of kids the most active and healthy by encouraging them to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Tim has added Read 20 which adds the importance of reading at least 20 minutes a day to exercise the brain.

The wonderful thing about both reading and playing is that they’re FUN. Unlike weightlifting to become a better athlete (a grueling endeavor), weightlifting for the brain should be as pleasant as playing for 60 minutes on the playground. That’s a big part of my message to kids, and I suggest it should be yours: reading should be fun.  ~ Tim Green

Get tips on how to get your kids reading, watch videos and more at www.timgreenbooks.com/play60read20/.