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Build-A-Bear seeks young heroes

February 14, 2011

ST. LOUIS — Build-A-Bear Workshop is seeking nominations for its eighth annual Huggable Heroes program. The program recognizes young leaders ages 8 to 18 who provide extraordinary service in their communities and around the world.

Anyone 8 and older can nominate a kid at www.lovehugssmiles.com/huggableheroes.aspx or by picking up an entry form at participating Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Each new Huggable Hero will receive a $7,500 scholarship toward his or her college education and a $2,500 donation from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation for a 501(c)(3) charity or Canadian cause of his or her choice.

In addition, the Huggable Heroes will win a trip for themselves and a guardian to St. Louis, Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters.

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28. Semi-finalists will be notified in March.

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