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Former Major League Baseball Player Dale Murphy Introduces Monthly Contest to Win a $1,000 Scholarship Award Through 'I Won't Cheat!' Foundation
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Dale Murphy, former Major League Baseball player for the Atlanta
Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies, is offering a
$1,000 scholarship check to the monthly winner of an essay contest
through the I Won't Cheat! Foundation.
   I Won't Cheat! is Murphy's non-profit foundation that educates
kids about the importance of not cheating in sports, school and life.
"Our mission statement is 'Injecting Ethics into America's Future.' We
are having a lot of success helping kids make the commitment to do
things the right way," Murphy said.
   "Dale has always cared a great deal about other people," said Joe
Torre, Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. "Dale's is a voice you can
   CBS Sports' Jim Nantz added, "When Dale Murphy speaks, everyone in
sports should listen."
   "I understand that the choice to cheat is always available whether
you're playing sports or working in business or taking a test in
school," said Murphy, who was the National League MVP in 1982 and
1983. "Our message takes an ethics-based approach to help kids make
good decisions. We are getting kids to pledge that they won't cheat in
sports, school and life.
   I Won't Cheat assemblies are taking place in elementary schools,
as well as Jr. high and high schools around the country. Dale is also
working with youth organizations that want to wear a patch on their
players' uniform to symbolize a commitment to do things the right way.
   Applicants for the essay contest can go to www.iwontcheat.com to
enter. Each month will begin a new contest with an ever-growing
scholarship prize.
for I Won't Cheat! Foundation
Marty Haws, 801-310-3200
[email protected]
Copyright Business Wire 2008
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