The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards at Carnegie Mellon University


Champtires is proud to be a 2019 sponsor of Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards. The writing contest, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, gives high school and college students a safe space to creatively explore their personal experiences with race and discrimination.

The awards ceremony is open to the public and a great event that brings together the Pittsburgh community. The student winners will read their essays and poetry and receive their recognition from awards founder and director — and acclaimed poet and author — Jim Daniels.

Learn more about the awards and read all of the winning entries.


TAPS: Caring for Families of America’s Heroes

TAPS Family Photo
Taken at TAPS’ National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp over Memorial Day Weekend 2018 by Noreen Doloughty

Veteran’s Day is all about honoring those who have served in the United States Military. Because serving requires intense commitment and dedication, veterans’ families are also impacted greatly.

Since 1994, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has offered compassionate care to those grieving the loss of a family member who died while serving our nation. TAPS’ global work includes grief and counseling resources, mentoring programs and survivor seminars.

TAPS Mentor
Photo courtesy of Noreen Doloughty

Champtires is proud to support TAPS as a way to honor all U.S. veterans and help those families whose loved ones paid the ultimate sacrifice.

How You Can Help Surviving Families

View more photos from the 2018 National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.