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FSU Fight for Literacy benefiting Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend

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Team up with FSU and VyStar Credit Union to become a Champion for Literacy!

Let's help provide students with quality literacy materials through FSU's Fight for Literacy Game! Expand opportunities for kids today. Click here to donate.

**VyStar Credit Union and International Paper are EACH matching gifts up to $5,000!**

FSU Men’s Basketball is partnering with Champions for Literacy to host a Fight for Literacy Game, presented by VyStar Credit Union, with additional support from International Paper, to benefit the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend.

Together, these Champions for Literacy are making sure every child is resourced and inspired to become a strong reader. Reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade is a powerful and proven indicator that children will graduate high school and be college or career-ready. Join us by becoming a Champion for Literacy and donating to the cause!


100% of donations will stay local with the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend and will be used to invest in quality educational materials, including books, interactive learning tools, and other related resources that will help promote and increase literacy.

Expand opportunities by making your donation today:

• Click DONATE on the top right of this page.

*ALL DONATIONS MATCHED! VyStar Credit Union and International Paper have pledged to match every gift, up to a total of $5,000 each!


We are profoundly grateful for the continued partnership with Coaching for Literacy, a collaboration that empowers the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend to touch the lives of thousands of families across our seven-county service area. Together, we illuminate the path to literacy, fostering a brighter future for the next generation.

- Kara Palmer Smith, Chief Operations Officer

Become a Champion for Literacy! Make your donation today!

About VyStar Credit Union

VyStar Credit Union is the second-largest credit union headquartered in Florida, proudly serving more than 925,000 members across 49 counties in Florida and 29 counties in Georgia. Our purpose is to Do Good, and in 2023, we donated more than $6.6 million to over 400 nonprofit organizations. Many of these organizations are located right here in the Tallahassee community and share in our commitment to making a positive difference in the places we call home. Visit the VyStar website to learn more!

Champions for Literacy is a national non-profit using the power of sports to impact childhood reading. Learn more about their work by visiting: championsforlit.org

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About Champions for Literacy

Fight for Literacy Games is the flagship program of Champions for Literacy (CFL). Founded in 2013 by two high school students, CFL uses the power of sports to impact childhood reading. Learn more about CFL and the additional programs they offer by visiting: www.championsforlit.org

About  International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.