The Warren Center‘s 26th Annual Fantasy Football Draft Night Kick Off Party on Thursday, May 23, at The Star could have stopped with having Jake (aka “the Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars”) Pavelka on board, but there was still more news after the last guests boarded their four-wheelers home. Little did they know that another hunky fellow would be hosting the fundraiser on Friday, August 23, at Westin Galleria. The host will be three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowl player Darren Woodson. Well, duh. Since both Jake and Darren work at commercial real estate company esrp (Jake’s a VP and Darren is a partner), they’re partnering up to support the organization that’s been helping children with developmental delays and disabilities since 1968. If you missed the kick-off party, here’s a report from the field:
Guests of the 26th Annual Fantasy Football Draft Night Kick Off Party gathered on Thursday, May 23, at the very same place that athletes work hard day-in and day-out to make their future dreams come true, Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at The Star in Frisco. But these guests were on-hand to support the life-changing futures afforded to so many children by The Warren Center. North Texas’ beloved nonprofit gives families of children with developmental delays and disabilities the support needed to help shape and transform the dreams of families affected into reality.
More than 65 guests enjoyed bites and bubbles as they learned more about The Warren Center and the upcoming Fantasy Football Draft Night Gala set for Friday, August 23, co-chaired by longtime supporters Michelle and Todd Steudtner.
At the annual football-themed event, guests are invited to draft their own Fantasy Football team to compete in a league of friends and colleagues throughout the NFL season. Draft coordinators will be available to help participants that are new to Fantasy Football. The Champion of Fantasy Football will win two season tickets for the Dallas Cowboys 2020-2021 season. Winners of each league will receive a football autographed by a celebrity NFL player. Guests at the Gala will also be treated to dinner and drinks, live music, silent and live auctions and fun for a great cause.
Some seen in the crowd were Jake Pavelka star of “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars,” Sharon Morrison, Joe Hoffman, John and Teresa Weeks and John and Kathleen Bauer.
Fantasy Football Draft Night is The Warren Center’s largest fundraising event and it helps raise the critical funds needed to serve the more than 800 North Texas children ages zero to six with developmental delays and disabilities that are served by The Warren Center each and every month. The Early Childhood program provides evaluations and personalized therapy sessions to children through occupational and physical therapy, speech and language therapy, feeding and nutrition therapy, developmental therapy, and transition assistance to additional services.
“We strive to make each event that we have throughout the year memorable for all of our guests. This kick-off event is designed to energize all our donors, friends and volunteers to help us generate the funds that are so desperately needed to serve a growing community in North Texas. The funds generated by the Fantasy Football Draft Night Gala support the future of children who are so positively impacted by the services provided by The Warren Center,” said Warren Center CEO Amy Spawn.
* Photo provided by The Warren Center