For Immediate Release

Easterseals North Texas’ Annual Boots & BBQ a Tremendous Success

October 12, 2022

Because of our generous supporters, the 24th Annual Century 21 Judge Fite Company Boots and BBQ Event benefiting Easterseals North Texas was a HUGE success!

The purpose of Easterseals North Texas is to change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. At the Boots and BBQ event, this important purpose was brought to life by our inspiring and passionate speakers, Sylvia and her son, Thomas.

Sylvia shared that because of the services Thomas receives from Easterseals North Texas, he is flourishing with independence and living a more happy, fulfilling life. Through the CLASS program at Easterseals, Thomas has received attendant care and other services like massage, recreational, and music therapies. The highlight of the evening, though, was when Thomas not only shared his story but played his guitar and sang a few songs on the Gilley’s stage – it was incredibly moving.

Among the many acts of generosity, Taylor Davis of PROCO Roofing & Construction served as a lively emcee for the evening. Our board member Bill Steddum continued his tradition of donating a home-cooked ribeye steak dinner with all the fixings and wine pairings – and a generous donor bought the dinner and gifted it to Sylvia and Thomas! Bill then offered a second dinner, which the same donor purchased—raising $7,000! Guests also enjoyed a raffle and a silent auction of more than 200 items ranging from Dallas Cowboys tickets to vacations. Supporters who could not attend had the opportunity to participate in an online auction featuring a wide selection of gift baskets. And of course – the spectacular BBQ dinner was enjoyed by all in attendance.

Thank you to Century 21 Judge Fite as well as our Casino Sponsor, Cardinal Financial, our Silent Auction Sponsor, Designated Title, and our Live Auction Sponsor, PROCO Roofing & Construction. And a special thank you to the 550+ attendees who celebrated Sylvia, Thomas, and all the clients and families served by our programs at Easterseals North Texas. Your generosity makes an impact on those living with disabilities in our community, and we could not do this important work without you.

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