The Foundation was created in 2000 by Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. It focuses on providing encouragement, comfort, and support to children enduring a time of profound distress – whether physical, emotional, or financial. It also provides opportunities for enhancing their overall wellness, stability, and quality of life. In 2002, the Foundation established Camp Erin, a bereavement camp for grieving children with the goal of establishing Camp Erin bereavement camps in every Major League Baseball city. The Foundation invites proposals for the 2008 Camp Erin program and will fund 10 organizations across the United States with $100,000 each to establish a Camp Erin bereavement camp for children between the ages of 6 and 17. The camp is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support facilitated by grief professionals with trained volunteers. The grants will be awarded to organizations in the following cities: Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. Additional information, including an online application, can be found on the Web site.
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