Help Delta Dental Foundation give away $15,000

Wichita, Kan. (April 26, 2013) — Today Delta Dental of Kansas and the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation opened voting for The Champions Project, a state-wide, online mini-grant contest.

Eight Kansas organizations are featured at www.bitly.com/TheChampionsProject where visitors can learn more about each organization and vote for their favorites, including Health Partnership of Johnson County.

The three organizations that receive the most votes will each receive a $5,000 mini-grant to implement an oral health program, initiative or to purchase supplies/equipment. Voting will be open through noon on Friday, May 17, 2013.

“It’s the third year we’ve facilitated The Champions Project and this year is the most exciting! Instead of offering $2,500 mini-grants to the winners like we have in the past, there will now be three, $5,000 grants," said Karen Finstad, Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation Executive Director. "This increase allows the winners to make an even greater impact through their oral health program or initiative.”

The eight competing organizations are: oE.C. Tyree Dental Clinic (Wichita) oGraceMed (Wichita) oHealth Partnership of Johnson County (Overland Park) oKansas Children’s Service League (Wichita) oMarian Clinic (Topeka) oSalina Area Technical College (Salina) oSedgwick County Health Department Children’s Dental Clinic (Wichita) oWichita State University Dental Hygiene Clinic (Wichita)

There is no limit to the number of times visitors may vote, but only one organization may be voted for at one time. Mini-grant recipients will be announced at a press conference/celebration party at Delta Dental of Kansas on May 22, 2013.

The Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that only funds projects in the state of Kansas. Since 2003, the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation has provided grants totaling more than $5 million, benefiting nearly 1 million Kansans in all 105 Kansas counties.

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