CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 6, 2018) — Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog: Gameday in the Carolinas follows cheerful, young football fan Fredericka (“Freddie” for short) and her dog Fumble as they take readers on a tour of the history and highlights of the Carolinas, culminating in an exciting pro-football game in Charlotte, the home of the Panthers. The book, written by Marnie Schneider, granddaughter of former Philadelphia Eagles owner, Leonard Tose, and her teenage daughter, Goldie, allows the pair to merge their love of sports, knowledge of local history, and passion for helping others to educate readers, no matter their age, gender or location.
“This book offers something for locals and visitors, parents and pet owners, and fans of all ages,” says author, Marnie Schneider. “Plus, we are able to give back to the communities featured in the book – a portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to the USOs of North and South Carolina and local animal shelters, which work to protect animals just like Fumble.”
The Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog series serves as Marnie’s love letters to the fans and towns she experienced while growing up traveling with her grandfather’s team and her family. Throughout the book, Freddie and Fumble tour a variety of historical sites in the Carolinas including the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dinosaur exhibit, the site of the first flight in Kitty Hawk, and a stop to thank service members at Fort Bragg, before ending up in the Queen City to cheer on their local teams. Interesting facts and delightful illustrations bring the states’ histories to life on the page as the reader joins their journey. The book can be ordered here.
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About the Author
Marnie Schneider, who attended Penn State University and majored in broadcast journalism, is the founder of the Keep On Playing Foundation, which gives underprivileged children the opportunity to learn confidence, leadership, and the importance of teamwork through sports. Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog: Gameday in the Carolinas is her second children’s book in the series and her way of giving back to the community. She lives with her three kids—Jonathan, 18, Goldie, 15, and Leo, 14— three rescue dogs, and one handsome pony named Billy in Mooresville, NC.
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