Marnie Schneider is a CEO, inspirational speaker, author, philanthropist, and best of all daughter and mom. A Philadelphia native now living in the Carolinas, she consistently devotes her time and resources to help others achieve their own victory. Marnie thinks of this as “showing up” on life’s playing field, with positivity and energy, day in and day out.
Marnie’s passion for sports shines through in her book series, Gameday in the USA (Gameday). The series is in the Top 100 Kids Sports Travel books by Amazon. Writing the stories has been her way of giving back to the many great football communities across the nation. The series includes 8 books that focus on a city and its professional football team. It follows a young girl, Fredericka (“Freddie” for short) and her dog Fumble, as they travel and experience the rich history, culture and food of each city they visit. And ,they end their day at a professional football game and see all that it takes to make gameday happen!
Marnie finds inspiration from her family. Her grandfather, Leonard Tose, who was the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and also founded the Ronald McDonald House. Also, Marnie’s Mom, Susan Tose Spencer, was the first female GM of an NFL team. She was also their legal counsel and VP. Their dedication to family, charity, and sports taught Marnie the importance of giving back, something she has carried forward into her career in the nonprofit sector. She has received honors for her time and attention spent raising money for the Ronald McDonald House as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. To this day she remains very active with the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte and is on their board. Marnie is also active with the national NFL Alumni organization.
The eight books and related cities are Philadelphia, Green Bay, Chicago, Atlanta, Carolinas, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and the newest in Tampa Bay.