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Payne Education Center Supports National Dyslexia Awareness Month with 19th Annual Premier Card Fundraiser

Posted by David Gilliland on 10/16/2018


David Gilliland, Special Projects Coordinator

Payne Education Center

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(405) 755-4205

Payne Education Center Supports National Dyslexia Awareness Month with 19th Annual Premier Card Fundraiser

OKLAHOMA CITY – October 16, 2018 – October is National Dyslexia Awareness month. Payne Education Center, with the help of supporting merchants around Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Norman, is raising funds to help bring awareness about dyslexia by selling the 2018 Premier Card. Premier Card gives shoppers up to 20 percent off at a wide variety of metro-area stores, most of them locally owned and operated. Proceeds from the 19th year of this annual fundraiser help Payne Education Center offer more dyslexia-related services and train teachers to teach reading in a way that works for all children, particularly those with dyslexia.

From October 26 to November 4, participating merchants offer discounts to holders of the Premier Card, which can be purchased for a donation of $50. Sponsors for the fundraiser include: Red Coyote Running and Fitness, Paper + More, Hudiburg Auto Group, Fred Jones Family Foundation and Kirk Hall, The Oklahoman Media Company, and OKC Friday. Additionally, a kickoff event is being held at Nichols Hills Plaza and Classen Curve from 5-7 pm on October 25, the day before the official start of Premier Card 2018.

For more information about Payne Education Center and Premier Card 2018, please visit:   

About Payne Education Center:

Payne Education Center is an Oklahoma-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 1984, whose primary mission is to train teachers to prevent reading difficulties in children and to remediate dyslexia while serving as a resource and referral center. Payne Education Center has trained over 18,000 teachers since 1984 and is the only teacher training center in Oklahoma accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.