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Kids Help Children Partners With Papa John’s Pizza & DirecTV To Take On Bullying With Young Star-Studded Event

July 19, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Kids Help Children, the fun-filled fair, rockin’ concert, and empowering fundraising event, returns to the Hilton Anaheim on Sunday, August 19, 2012 to benefit PACER National Bullying Prevention Center and Champions Against Bullying.

Kids Help Children promises a full afternoon of wholesome family entertainment with live music, kid-friendly refreshments, and lots of celebrity surprises! Young stars already confirmed to appear include: Kenton Duty (Shake It Up!, Lost), Sammi Hanratty (Suite Life), Dakota Hood (Hunger Games), Ashlee Keating (Musician), Dillon Lane (Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures), Ryan Ochoa (Pair of Kings, iCarly), and Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. Farm). The casts of Shake It Up, Sofia the First, and Baby Daddy, including Ashley Argota, Avan Jorgia, and Sterling Knight are also invited. And after the red carpet arrival, attendees will have a chance to meet, get autographs from, and take pictures with their favorite celebrities.

Throughout the afternoon, guests can enjoy balloon artists, bounce houses, face painting, visiting SeaWorld animals followed by an amazing concert featuring Savvy & Mandy (Radio Disney), Austin Anderson (Victorious), Temara Melek, and other surprise performers – all while making a difference in the fight against bullying. There will also be a raffles, auctions and cool prize giveaways.

“We are thrilled to be part of this spectacular fundraiser,” said Champions Against Bullying founder Alexandra Penn and Director of Operations Leigh Rachel Faith. “Together, we have an opportunity to put the brakes on Bullying. Kids need our help.”

Celebrity guests will be recording anti-bullying PSAs for PACER, Champions, and for use in a pilot program airing via DirecTV in 135 southern California Papa John’s locations as part of their commitment to giving back to communities they serve.

This year’s Kids Help Children event, sponsored by Papa John’s Pizza and DirecTV, is a ticketed event ($27/Adults, $20/Kids Under 16) at the Hilton Anaheim (777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802) from 2-5pm on August 19, 2012. For tickets or more information (including scheduled celebrity attendees), visit www.KidsHelpChildren.com.

For more information, contact:
Alex Jory

About PACER National Bullying Prevention Center
Every day, 160,000 kids in America stay home from school to avoid being bullied. PACER National Bullying Prevention Center educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources including the websites TeensAgainstBullying.org and KidsAgainstBullying.org. Based in Minneapolis, PACER offers educators, students, families, and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools, recreational programs, and community organizations. For more information, visit PACER.org/bullying.

About Champions Against Bullying
Champions Against Bullying is dedicated to putting the brakes on bullying. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Champions Against Bullying provides expertise on the subject of cyber and workplace bullying and offers workshops, consultations, programs and award-winning resources for kids from pre-school to high school, parents, educators and corporations. Prevention strategies, Intervention know-how and Immediate Practical Solutions address issues unique to the bully, the target and the bystander. For additional information, visit www.championsagainstbullying.com.

SOURCE Kids Help Children

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