Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity was the 2010 Imagine Event Chair for the Team Kids 5th Annual Imagine Event.
"When I reconnected with Julie [Julie Hudash, Team Kids CEO] late last year and was introduced to Team Kids, I could hardly imagine what depth and breadth the organization entailed.
"After our first 'official' meeting between Team Kids and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity I felt that I had just met a superlative force emanating from this lovely mother of five.
"Over the next few months I experienced Shop with a Cop, Lemon-Aid, Hearts for Haiti, and the closing festivities of the Team Kids Challenge at Alderwood Elementary School and imagine was all that I could do when it came to the possibilities of Team Kids.
"The vision and humility that exists, not only with Julie, but throughout the organization is profound. I am inspired by each and every person I come into contact with who devotes their time, resources, and spirit to the growth and development of Julie's vision.
"That each young person can find the confidence, the experience, and the encouragement that they can and will make a difference in our world is a singularly important dream that Team Kids not only sees, but brings to fruition again and again.
"Someone asked me recently why I agreed to be the Chairperson of the Imagine Event. My answer was simple, "How could I not?
"I laud, not just the achievements of Team Kids, but the methods and attitudes that bring its success to bear.
"My grandfather, Chuck Jones, said that any worthy endeavor was 90% hard work and 10% love and, if done right, only the love would show.
"Team Kids is truly a worthy endeavor." With utmost respect, Craig Kausen