For many years, Dr. Herron has poured his heart and soul into growing the Carolina Panthers program to provide free dental care and education to the underserved children in and around Charlotte. What a huge honor from A Night For Smiles for Dr. Herron and his work with TeamSmile to receive a $25,000 donation towards the ability to provide as much free dental care as possible.
Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs Punter, has been named Week 7 NFLPA Community MVP after participating in the TeamSmile program with the Kansas City Chiefs for his 13th consecutive year on October 22nd at Arrowhead Stadium. In honor of Colquitt being named Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to TeamSmile. Colquitt is also setting up his annual crowdfunding campaign to benefit TeamSmile through Pledge It. Supporters can pledge contributions based on every punt inside the 20-yard line, or a flat donation. He will also personally pledge $500 for every punt that lands inside the 20-yard line this season.
"The program was recommended by a friend and colleague. I figured what better way to spend my day off, doing what I love, meeting new people, while educating and brightening smiles. I didn't come with any expectations from the experience but the take away was just a SUPER feeling sharing my skills to serve my community."
-Washington Redskins Volunteer
“The need is great. There is something about a smile that lasts a lifetime to boost your self confidence."
- New Orleans Saints Volunteer
"I remember kids from the previous year who came back and it was great to reconnect with them. It was great to see them grow and still excited about TeamSmile!"
-Kansas City Royals Volunteer
“I've volunteered in the past, and will volunteer again in the future, because I believe people deserve quality healthcare regardless of their social status. Plus, TeamSmile makes it fun for kids, and it's important that kids don't grow up fearing health care providers."
- TeamSmile Volunteer
"I love working with TeamSmile. The enthusiasm and excitement built into the program is amazing and infectious. I look forward to volunteering with this organization as much as I can."
-Tampa Bay Buccaneers Volunteer
“I loved the opportunity to use my skills to speak Spanish with so many immigrant children. Being able to speak in their language allowed so many to open up and speak in depth about their experience here in the United States and their unmet dental needs. Many have never been to dentist before."
-Cincinnati Bengals Volunteer
Meet Kellie Reneau Jardon
Kellie started with TeamSmile in 2009. At the time TeamSmile only hosted four programs -- Chiefs, Royals, Fresno State, and Justin Timberlake Shriners Golf Tournament. She was the only team member of TeamSmile for four years; taking on the roles of executive director, program director, equipment manager, and equipment transportation. In doing so she became passionate about the mission of TeamSmile. She saw first hand the impact it made in children's lives. Fast forward to 2019, TeamSmile will close out the year with 33 programs and serve approximately 6,000 children, providing about $2.5 million in
"I love my job because it's about helping children smile which in turn impacts their lives."- Kellie Reneau Jardon
If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or comments; please feel to reach to Kellie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Although Midmark is one of our national partners, we would like to highlight their annual volunteer efforts at the Cincinnati Bengals program. With their headquarters being in Ohio, they are able to bring in a large crew of their employees to give of their time to the local underserved community. We appreciate them working the sterilization area. Thank you, Midmark!
"Participating in a TeamSmile event becomes one of those days that recharges your batteries. To see the care delivered by community dental professionals is inspiring, but the true delight is seeing a child who quite possibly received dental care for the first time light the room with a smile. It’s such a privilege to sponsor TeamSmile and be part of an effort that changes lives." - Stephanie Woeste, Midmark Marketing Director
KaVo Kerr is a premier dental solutions provider committed to exceptional customer experience. Established in 2016, KaVo Kerr combines two global leaders with a long history of innovation and commitment to Dental Excellence and a common purpose of enabling healthy, beautiful smiles. The KaVo Kerr portfolio of dental diagnosis and treatment solutions includes restoratives, digital imaging solutions, treatment units, rotary instruments, laboratory equipment, infection prevention and practice education.
“We are thrilled to partner with TeamSmile to help deliver dental care and education to children in underserved communities across the country. TeamSmile’s mission to teach children about the importance of oral health aligns nicely with our goal of enabling healthy smiles, we are proud to join efforts. “– Pamela Bonnett, Vice President North America, Commercial, KaVo Kerr
Please contribute to TeamSmile to help us provide free dentistry to underprivileged children throughout the country. Through our partnerships with professional and major college sports teams, we’re able to create a lifetime experience AND provide life-changing dentistry for children in great need. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.