Veteran Amputees Take on Former
Dallas Cowboys For Charity

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I like football, but I don’t care much about any one team (I know – GASP). But here’s a team I can definitely get behind.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team will take on former Dallas Cowboys and other NFL alumni in a flag football challenge at Jesuit College Preparatory on May 21 from 6-8 p.m.

The WWAFT is made of up service members who now use prosthetic devices in everyday life activities.

Tickets for adults are $10 and can be purchased online here. Students and children get in free. All proceeds benefit the WWAFT and Disabled Veterans Initiatives of Texas.

Don’t feel motivated yet to go? Check out this moving video from WWAFT’s game against former Washington Redskins players. Be ready for some feels.

For more information on this game call 703-923-3000 or email the WWAFT at chris.visser@wwaft.org.


Affordable Tricks For Achieving Luxe Look

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Photos Courtesy of Steve Hinds and Sarah Pickard

Couture style with high-end fabrics and material finishes can get costly for any client.

Materials and finishes can be the easiest way to trim the budget and save money. Reusing existing case goods with the application of beautiful metallic and high-gloss finishes give a very high-end look with substantial savings.


Spring Cleaning: Chance to Win Free Storage

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Park Cities Self Storage logoSpring is well underway and with it comes the annual ritual of spring-cleaning.

Let Park Cities Self Storage help you de-clutter that messy room in your house or the garage that you can’t fit your car into!

Enter their Messiest Garage/Room Contest today and you could win 6 months free storage, free use of a U-haul van and a $100 gift card.

Find contest details at Park Cities Self Storage or PC Self Storage Facebook.


Camp Gives Girls Something to Cheer About

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Jacie Scott leads campers in some sweet dance moves. (Courtesy Photo)

What does DCC mean to you? It could be your initials. It could mean Dallas Country Club. It could mean Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. But if you ask a young camper on day three of summer camp with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, she will say that it means dedication, commitment, and confidence. That’s definitely something to cheer for!

I’ve had the honor of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for the last three years, and some of my fondest (and sometimes most hilarious) memories come from working with our youth. During the summer months, we host youth camps for participants aged 6-16 via our DCC Academy program. These three-day camps give us a chance to share our passion for dance and our team with campers by mixing dance and pom technique with fun, team-building activities.

There are no prerequisites. You don’t have to be a dance protégé or the next cheer celeb, and that’s one of the things that I love about these camps. You see girls from varying backgrounds come together to learn, have fun, and grow as individuals.


DISD Kids Wear Dreams on Their Backs

Students at Nathan Adams Elementary learned how to “hook ’em,” and learned about Mr. W.T. White, a UT alumnus. (Courtesy photo) 0
Students at Nathan Adams Elementary learned how to “hook ’em,” and learned about Mr. W.T. White, a UT alumnus. (Courtesy photo)

Preston Hollow mom Louisa Meyer had an idea. Much like Highland Park ISD’s tradition, Meyer wanted to give T-shirts to Dallas ISD elementary school students with their high school graduation year on the front of it.

Though DISD graduation rates are improving, keeping students in the district from elementary through high school remains a challenge.

But Meyer’s idea had a challenge of its own: funding. She originally thought to reach out to local businesses, but another idea hit her.

“I’ve got to put colleges on the back,” she said. “So we’re taking it one step further, both in scale and reach, but in promoting colleges as well as high school.”


Preston Center Rotary Revs Up Fundraiser

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The Preston Center Rotary Club will drop the green flag on its biggest fundraiser of the year on Thursday at the Grand Prix party at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill.

The event includes a car show starting at 6 p.m., followed by a party that will include live music, dinner, and a silent auction. The fundraiser itself is set for May 23 at Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, where the festivities include separate go-kart races for kids and adults separated by age and experience.

Proceeds from both events will benefit the Voice of Hope Foundation. Go here for ticket and sponsorship information for the party and here for the Grand Prix.


‘Symphony of Chefs’ Sings Charitable Tune

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Left to right, front row: Matt and Robin Nowak, Steve and Lynn Goetz. Back row: John and Christina Hoctor, chef Chad Houser, Nicole Brewer, Krista McKinney, and event co-chairs Jeff and Summer Olmstead. (Photo: Larry Sengbush)

Left to right, front row: Matt and Robin Nowak, Steve and Lynn Goetz. Back row: John and Christina Hoctor, chef Chad Houser, Nicole Brewer, Krista McKinney, and event co-chairs Jeff and Summer Olmstead. (Photo: Larry Sengbush)

The KidLinks Foundation raised more than $150,000 at its recent “Symphony of Chefs” event at the Hilton Anatole.

The proceeds will benefit therapeutic music programs for children who are critically ill or have developmental delays.

The fifth annual dinner featured more than 200 attendees who were served an exclusive five-course meal tableside by a renowned local chef. It also included an intimate performance by members of the Dallas Chamber Symphony.


Earhart to Appear at Love Field Gala

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Amelia Rose Earhart

Amelia Rose Earhart

A woman sharing a name with one of the most famous figures in the history of aviation — Amelia Earhart — will be the guest speaker at the annual Frontiers of Flight Museum Gala on Saturday at the Love Field museum.

Amelia Rose Earhart will share stories with the crowd about being the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single-engine aircraft. She accomplished the feat last year, almost eight decades after her namesake, who apparently is not related, disappeared and was presumed dead while trying to navigate the globe in an age of much more primitive aircraft.

At any rate, the gala will honor Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport leader Sean Donohue, and is chaired by Sam Coats, vice chairman of the DFW Airport Board. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s STEM programs that target more than 10,000 students every year. Go here for ticket information.

 


Lamplighter Market Sells Veggies, Maracas

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Kim Raschke made plenty of purchases at the recent Early Childhood farmers market at Lamplighter.

Kim Raschke made plenty of purchases at the recent Early Childhood farmers market at Lamplighter.

The efforts of some pint-sized merchants will have some charitable payoffs after another successful Early Childhood farmers market at Lamplighter School.

At the two-day event, students sold crops, popcorn, garden markers, and maracas from their Spanish class, while faculty and staff members at the school used pennies to shop.

Although a beneficiary hasn’t been chosen yet, the proceeds from a similar sale during the fall semester went to Toys for Tots. Those who made a donation this time received a free hand-painted garden pot decorated by a student.


BVB to Host Bridal Blitz For Charity

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(Dyan Kethley Photography)

BvB Dallas (formerly Blondes vs. Brunettes), the young professional group that raises money for Alzheimer’s research every fall with their flag football tourney, is kicking off the season early with a free Bridal Blitz.

BVB invites future brides and debutantes to try on sample size bridal gowns at Sixty Five Hundred (6500 Cedar Springs) on May 16.

Designers featured will include Angel Sanchez, Badgley Mischka Bride, Carolina Herrera, Ines Di Santo, Kenneth Pool, Liancarlo, Rivini, and Romona Keveza. #mmm


Townview Student Honored With Fellowship

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Preston Hollow resident Benjamin Singer, a senior at the School for the Talented and Gifted at Ewell Townview Magnet Center, is one of 26 recipients nationwide of a Bronfman Youth Fellowship, which honors students from diverse Jewish backgrounds.

The program will allow Singer to participate in a five-week immersion program of study and travel this summer in Israel, followed by a rigorous year of programming centered around pluralism, social responsibility, and Jewish texts. He is the only winner from Texas.


How to Ease Anxiety About Flat Heads

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Finding a flat spot on an infant’s head can be a scary moment for a parent. For many years, scarce amounts of information left many parents in the dark — but Jennifer Barnard is trying to switch on the light.

Plagiocephaly, more commonly known as flat head syndrome, is a condition caused by laying an infant on their back while sleeping. The tendency to lie on one side can cause a flattened spot on a child’s head. It can also lead to other conditions such as torticollis, which is tightness on one side of the neck.

Devonshire mother Kendall Coleman experienced it firsthand when her child’s pediatrician discovered a flat spot on her infant daughter’s head.