Eagan teen receives national recognition for fundraising efforts
July 25, 2007
Contact: Emily Wilson
MINNEAPOLIS—Kohl’s Department Stores has announced that 17-year-old Victoria Kucera, of Eagan, Minn., is one of 10 national winners in the Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program. Kucera received the scholarship for her fundraising efforts for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter as a participant in the Star Tribune MS TRAM Bike Tour.
Kucera rides in the five-day, 300-mile Star Tribune MS TRAM to help end multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects both her father and grandmother. She and her teammates in the annual event have raised more than $30,000 for the National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter.
More than 12,500 youth were nominated for the annual scholarship program, which recognizes and rewards young people who transform their communities through volunteerism. The 10 national winners, chosen from 152 regional winners across the country, will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.
In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to the Minnesota Chapter on Kucera’s behalf. Kucera will also be featured in a Kohl's back-to-school ad announcing and congratulating the Kohl's Kids Who Care® winners. Selection is based on initiative, leadership, creativity and generosity. Since 2001, Kohl’s has recognized and rewarded more than 5,600 youth and teens through the Kids Who Care program. For more information about Kohl’s community programs, visit http://www.kohlscorporation.com/.