Gary Patterson Foundation Hosts Successful Fundraiser


Aug. 1, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Gary Patterson Foundation has announced that its fifth-annual Benefit Reception & Auction, held July 13 at Joe T. Garcia's Mexican Restaurant in Fort Worth, was the largest fundraiser in the Foundation's history.

Friends and supporters from all over the state joined TCU's head football coach and his wife, Kelsey, for a fun-filled night of charity. Guests were entertained by The Stephen Pointer Band, enjoyed the famous food of Joe T.'s and had the opportunity to bid on items during a live auction, emceed by Brian Estridge of WBAP News Talk Radio and the "Voice of the Frogs."

"This is a fun night for us every year," said Gary Patterson, who serves as the Foundation chairman. "Not only are we able to spend a great evening with our friends and TCU family, but it is for a great cause as well, which is the children and future of Fort Worth."

Proceeds raised by the Gary Patterson Foundation support local organizations that provide positive educational, physical fitness and life-skills opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth in the Fort Worth and surrounding communities.

"The Gary Patterson Foundation aims to provide youth across our community with the tools to succeed," said Kelsey Patterson, Foundation secretary and treasurer. "It takes a team effort to make a difference, and we are so proud to be associated with great people from Fort Worth who open their hearts to support a cause near and dear to Gary and me."

Major sponsors of the event included Ann and Malcolm Louden, Sue and Bill Parrish, Luther King Capital Management - J. Luther King Jr., Joe and Cindy Craine, Jim Rainbolt, Dale and Laura Ladner, Howard Walsh Jr., Tex Moncrief, Jean and John Roach, Amy and Tull Bailey, Lori and Craig Davis, Billy and Rozanne Rosenthal, Joe T. Garcia's, Fort Worth, Texas, Magazine, Republic National Distributing Co., Courtyard by Marriott and Rent-A-Frog Valet.

About the Gary Patterson Foundation
The Gary Patterson Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the support of economically disadvantaged children as well as other charitable causes. The Foundation provides funding for programs and scholarships that focus on education, life skills and health and family issues. TCU head football coach Gary Patterson and his wife, Kelsey, established the Gary Patterson Foundation in 2005. To learn more, please visit www.PattersonFoundation.org or contact Burt Trembly at (505) 328-2288 or Burt@CoachingCharities.com.

 

 

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