In honor of Girl Scouts of the USA’s centennial celebration and upcoming
Girls’ World Forum, NESTLÉ®CRUNCH® today revealed
the names of five current and former female athletes who will each
design an authentic, limited-edition Girl Scout patch, to be auctioned
online with proceeds benefitting Girl Scouts of the USA. Gold medalists
Shawn Johnson and Lisa Leslie, along with three current American female
athletes each have designed commemorative patches that will be auctioned
exclusively on eBay beginning July 5. Please go to www.facebook.com/nestlecrunch
for more details.
Gold Medalist Lisa Leslie with her original design for a one-of-a-kind commemorative patch for auction to benefit Girl Scouts of the USA. (Photo: Business Wire)
Gymnastics sensation Shawn Johnson, who also won “Dancing with the
Stars” in 2009, joined gold medalist and women’s basketball star Lisa
Leslie; track & field athletes Funmi Jimoh and Chaunte Howard-Lowe; and
gold medalist swimmer Dana Vollmer, in designing one-of-five special
Girl Scout patches that brings to life the global priorities of the
Girls’ World Forum.
The celebrity-designed patches feature Girl Scout global themes, such as
the promotion of gender equality and women empowerment; the eradication
of hunger and poverty; the guarantee of environmental sustainability;
global citizenship; and sisterhood. The Girls’ World Forum will take
place this July in Chicago, where participants will be given an amazing
opportunity to meet and interact with a global girl audience to help
devise systems to assist with the world's most urgent challenges.
“The Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary marks a time of great accomplishment
for girls everywhere, and we are honored to celebrate with Girl Scouts
in a unique and remarkable way,” said Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks
spokesperson, Tricia Bowles.
Added Bowles, “In addition to sponsoring the Girls’ World Forum, Nestlé
Crunch believes strongly in the Girl Scouts’ mission of developing and
encouraging tomorrow’s women leaders. We are committed to helping the
Girl Scouts achieve its goals, and we have mobilized our internal
resources to support their efforts.”
As part of Nestlé’s continued commitment, Nestlé USA has included Girl
Scouts of the USA in its employee giving “Community Cares” program.
Community Cares encourages Nestlé employees to give to any non-profit of
their choice, in which they will receive matching funds.
“This is a wonderful and exciting time for us, for the Movement, and
above all for girls. There isn’t a question in my mind or a shred of
doubt in my soul that we, together, are going ToGetHerThere,” said Anna
Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership
development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult
members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls'
healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves
girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl
Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates
attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.
For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or
donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org
About Nestlé CRUNCH®
Nestlé CRUNCH® is one of America's favorite chocolate bars. First
introduced in 1938, Nestlé CRUNCH® represents the perfect combination of
creamy milk chocolate and light, airy crispies. The Nestlé CRUNCH® bar
is truly a timeless candy classic and one that stands as a hallmark
among chocolate treats. From its very beginning, the fun-to-munch bar
has always been associated with playful fun. Look for Nestlé CRUNCH® in
candy aisles nationwide
About Nestlé USA
Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune
magazine for fourteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands
and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals
with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ®
TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and
nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible.
That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA,
with 2011 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey,
Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to
Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2011 sales of $94 billion. For
product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com
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