Henry Winkler to Speak at Springer Celebration

  • Press Release- Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    henry winklerActor, producer, director and author Henry Winkler will be the guest speaker for A Springer Celebration! 2013, Springer School and Center’s premier fundraising event. It will be Winkler's second appearance at the annual event.

    Springer’s mission to empower children with learning disabilities to lead successful lives is of special interest to Winkler. When he was 30, he learned it was dyslexia that had made school a challenge for him as a child. Coming to that understanding prompted Winkler to write children’s books about a boy who has a learning disability. The popular "Hank Zipzer" series features 17 books about the "world's greatest underachiever."

    A Springer Celebration! 2013 will be held April 24, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and will feature cocktails and dinner, raffles and auctions. Local 12 WKRC-TV Sports Director Brad Johansen will return to serve as emcee for the evening and to preside over a live auction.

    David and Martha Millett of Indian Hill are Co-Chairs for the event this year. “We are so honored to be chairing A Springer Celebration! 2013,” said Martha Millett. “As an educator, alumni parent and board member, I’ve seen the wonderful work that Springer does throughout our community. We are especially thrilled this year to be welcoming Henry Winkler.”

    Proceeds support financial aid and outreach programs. Call 871-6080 ext. 213 or visit www.springer-ld.org.