Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb will be in Milwaukee promoting literacy
Milwaukee-(CBS 58) Green Bay Packers star wide receiver and life-long learner Randall Cobb will take center stage at SHARP Literacy’s 16th annual “A Novel Event” on Monday, October 16 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel.
Now beginning his seventh season with the Green Bay Packers, Cobb is tied for 6th in the National Football League with 18 touchdown catches since 2014 and is tied for 2nd in the league for catching 75-plus passes in three of the past four seasons.
Viewing himself as a “life-long learner,” Cobb became the first member of his family to earn a college degree when he returned to the University of Kentucky last summer to finish his degree in community leadership.
The theme of Cobb’s keynote address at A Novel Event will be the importance of literacy and being a life-long learner, and how his continued education has affected his life both on and off the field.
At the dinner, Omar Shaikh, president and co-owner of SURG Restaurant Group and SHARP Literacy Board of Directors member, will present Jim Mueller, president of Mueller QAAS, with a Literacy Champion Award for his ongoing support of SHARP Literacy’s educational program.
Cecelia Gore, executive director of Brewers Community Foundation, will receive SHARP Literacy’s EDGE Award.
“A life-long love of learning can be nurtured and encouraged at a young age," says Sharp President Lynda Kohler. "The SHARP Literacy program provides students as young as four years old with a variety of imaginative, hands-on learning experiences that extend far beyond the classroom.”
Funds raised at A Novel Event will support the delivery of SHARP’s foundational literacy program to over 8,000 K4 through fifth grade school students in 38 of Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s most at-risk schools.
Individual tickets for the event are $150 and may be purchased by calling 414.410.3203 or you can go online by clicking here