February 10, 2023
Simone Puts Friends on the Wheaties Box
Simone Biles, widely acknowledged as the greatest gymnast of all time, recently reinforced her role as an ambassador for Friends of the Children by putting the organization on the front of the 100th Anniversary box of Wheaties. The box celebrates Biles’ personal journey that has served as a catalyst for her continued support and advocacy for children in foster care, including her efforts with Friends.
“I am honored to be featured on my second Wheaties box and grateful for the opportunity to highlight Friends of the Children, an extraordinary organization that is working to make sure other youth have access to mentors and the support to dream big in life,” said Biles. “I hope my journey can be an example to all children that anything is possible, and I’m excited to help expand access to resources and mentorship in my hometown with the launch of the Friends of the Children—Houston chapter!”
Joined by family, friends, and youth from Friends of the Children, Biles shared her personal journey with foster care and adoption to help inspire today’s youth to not let life circumstances define who they are or deter them from pursuing their dreams. The launch of Friends – Houston creates a larger footprint in Texas and marks the national organization’s 29th location overall. The organization launched Friends of the Children – Austin in 2017.
Here in Lane County, we were privileged to be able to share the new box, in local stores (e.g. Target, Walmart) for the next few weeks, at Bounce Gymnastic’s amazing Zenith Aerial Arts show, Chrysalis, on February 4th at the Hult Center. Bounce is donating proceeds from the event to support Fiends