For immediate release | April 18, 2011

Drew Brees joins the Celebrity READ campaign

CHICAGO — Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, is the latest star to join the Celebrity READ Campaign. Developed in anticipation of the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in June, the Drew Brees Poster is available now at the ALA Store.

A much-loved figure in the “Crescent City” and nationwide, Drew Brees was awarded MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year in 2010 and has been selected for the Pro Bowl five times. He attended Purdue University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from the prestigious Krannert School of Management.

Brees’ success and contributions go well beyond the football field. In 2003 Drew and his wife Brittany established the Brees Dream Foundation, which advances research in the fight against cancer and provides care, education, and opportunities for children in need. The Foundation has helped rebuild schools, parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields in New Orleans, San Diego, and Purdue/West Lafayette, Ind. communities, raising more than $6 million for charitable causes and academic institutions.

A native of Austin, Texas, Drew currently lives with his wife Brittany and sons Baylen and Bowen in New Orleans. For more information on the Brees Dream Foundation, visit, or follow Drew @DrewBrees for Twitter updates.

Find the Drew Brees Poster, as well as other new products, at the ALA Store, where your purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Graphics supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom and 21st-century literacy.