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The Cotton Patch Café Challenge is back!

Take The Cotton Patch Café Challenge and support the patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children through the Cotton Patch Cares Program.

Cotton Patch Cafe ChallengeParticipating in The Challenge is simple. From February 24 to April 6, 2014, participants may make a gift to TSRHC through The Challenge, and Cotton Patch Café will give each participant a free $25 gift card redeemable at any Cotton Patch Café location. Gifts should be made in $25 increments and must be designated for The Challenge in order to receive a gift card. For every $25 you donate to The Challenge (up to $1,000), your gift will be matched in $25 Cotton Patch Café gift cards, which will be sent in the mail within three to five days to the address you provide. One hundred percent of Challenge donations benefit TSRHC.
Thanks to our friends at Cotton Patch Café for providing the gift cards for Challenge participants.

Cotton Patch Café has 41 locations. To find a location near you, please visit cottonpatch.com.

Cotton Patch Café and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) are separate legal entities. Goods and services are provided in the amount of the gift card; therefore, this gift is not tax deductible.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE HERE

To make an offline donation or for additional information on The Challenge, please call (214) 559-7650 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7650. Thank you for supporting The Cotton Patch Café Challenge and the children of TSRHC!

Sonny Bryan’s to Host “It’s in the Sauce” Competition – Purchase Tickets Online

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse announced the line-up of culinary masters who will compete on Saturday, April 5, in the legendary barbecue restaurant’s first-ever ‘It’s in the Sauce’ competition, a flavorful fundraiser to benefit four local non-profit organizations. Chefs Dean Fearing, Dexter Samuel, Kent Rathbun, and Tre Wilcox will each create a one-of-a-kind barbecue dish using Sonny Bryan’s signature barbecue sauce live during the event at South Side on Lamar from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Its in the Sauce Logo copyThe participating charities include the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, North Texas Food Bank and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Barbecue-lovers and spectators alike can purchase a ticket in advance here (https://community.tsrhc.org/its-in-the-sauce-tickets) and at the door for $20. Attendees can then sample all four creations and cast a vote by placing their ticket in their favorite’s ballot box. Each vote also adds a $20 donation to the chef’s chosen charity, but the non-profit represented by each chef will not be revealed until all votes are cast. The chef who receives the most tickets will receive an additional $5,000 from Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse for the charity of his choice.

Clarice Tinsley, FOX 4 News anchor/reporter, will serve as emcee while live music plays and guests enjoy legendary fare from Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse and ice cold beers from local breweries (not included in ticket price).

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

The Chefs

Dean Fearing: The creator of Fearing’s Restaurant and its “Elevated American Cuisine – Bold Flavors, No Borders,” chef/partner Dean Fearing has developed one of the hottest dining concepts in the country. Named “Restaurant of the Year” and “Table of the Year” by Esquire Magazine, No. 1 in Hotel Dining in the U.S. by the prestigious Zagat Survey, and nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant, Fearing’s has received countless accolades from The New York Times, Newsweek, Food and Wine, Garden & Gun, Texas Monthly, and Modern Luxury, among others.

Dexter Samuel: With a start at the Natural Gourmet Cooking School, Dexter remained loyal to his New York roots by working for 10 years at Angelica’s Kitchen. He then managed the team at Food, Stock & Purveyors and served as a personal chef to the “rich & famous”. In 2008, he left the East coast to head West working as a personal chef to friends in the Lone Star State. Most recently, Samuel shares the kitchen at The Cedars Social with Chef Julio Peraza.

Kent Rathbun: After rising through the ranks of some of the world’s finest restaurants, Chef Rathbun continues to demonstrate his culinary skills not only with the expansion of restaurant concepts but also with his full-service catering company and newly launched line of products, Kent Rathbun Elements. Rathbun was one of the featured chefs for the Bush 2001 Inaugural Ball and has participated in the Pre-SuperBowl Event, “Taste of the NFL” for the past ten years. He has cooked at the James Beard House in New York on several occasions and was nominated as the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Southwest in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Tre Wilcox: Wilcox worked his way up the culinary ranks through good old-fashioned blood, sweat and tears. By the age of 29 he earned a 5 star review at Abacus, where he served as chef de cuisine. He appeared on Top Chef (Season 3) and on Iron Chef America. Twice nominated for the “Rising Star Chef “award by the James Beard Foundation, Wilcox was also named Best Chef by the Dallas Morning News after opening Village Marquee Grill in Highland Park Village in 2011. As an award-winning chef and television personality, Wilcox began to expand on his other gift, sharing his passion for food through teaching. He used the three letters of his first name as an acronym for good cooking, Techniques, Recipes & Execution, and TRE Cooking Concepts was born.

Join us rain or shine…Parking available in the event lot located just west of
The Cedars Social for an additional $5. For more information, visit www.sonnybryans.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Business Express Press, Paradise Design Co. & South Side on Lamar

About Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Since 1958, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse has served up melt-in-your-mouth barbecue and heaping helpings of hospitality. The Dallas-based family of restaurants has seven locations in the DFW Metroplex and two in Utah. Sonny Bryan’s has served U.S. Presidents, entertainers, sports legends and other famous patrons, in addition to loyal fans who can’t get enough of the company’s legendary barbecue. In addition to restaurants, Sonny Bryan’s also runs a full-service catering division for special events and corporate meetings. Sonny Bryan’s is committed to serving the community through donations of food and financial support to non-profit organizations, including The First Tee of Dallas and Brother Bill’s Helping Hand. Visit www.sonnybryans.com for a complete list of locations and menus, or to order Sonny Bryan’s products. For information about franchise opportunities, please call the corporate office at 214.350.1800, ext.224. Get the latest news and offers from Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sonnybryanssmokehouse and Twitter @sonnybryans.

 

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Selam, age 15 of Lewisville

About Selam:

SelamSelam, age 15 of Lewisville, Texas, is attending the Amputee Ski Trip for the first time. She is so excited because she has not seen mountains or real snow before. Selam was born in Ethiopia and was burned as a baby, resulting in the need to have her leg amputated. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has given her the ability to be a kid and participate in normal activities girls her age like to do. Selam recently got a running leg, so she has been enjoying running lately. She absolutely loves to read, as well as make new friends, which she looks forward to doing on the trip!

 

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Sarah, age 14 of Wylie

About Sarah: 

SarahSarah, age 14, of Wylie, Texas has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2004. She has been a patient for two surgeries separating her webbed fingers, as well one on her amputated leg. Sarah loves meeting people at the hospital and making new friends.  On top of making new friends, she loves ballet, playing soccer, reading, gymnastics and water sports.  Sarah is looking forward to the plane landing in Colorado so she can get on the slopes and ski!

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Mabeth, age 15 of Dallas

About Mabeth:

Mabeth Diaz_23Mabeth, age 15 of Dallas, Texas has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since July 2010. His journey to the hospital has changed his life, and his outlook, for the better. After an accident in 2010 severely damaging his right leg, a below-the-knee amputation was performed. His resilience was apparent when, two weeks later, he was relearning to walk with a prosthetic leg that the hospital made for him. Mabeth was the 2011 junior race director for the annual Dallas Marathon. Mabeth is very excited for his first Amputee Ski Trip, because he loves everything outdoors. Some of his favorite activities include basketball, soccer and golf.

 
 

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Luke, age 14 of Dallas

About Luke:

LukeGiddenLuke, age 14, of Dallas, Texas has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since he had his right leg amputated due to bone cancer in 2012. The hospital has been a very special place to the Giddens family over the past few years. Luke is very excited for the Amputee Ski Trip, because he can’t wait to meet other kids who have lost their limbs and see how they have coped with their specific situations. Luke absolutely loves to play all types of video games and hopes to be a pediatric oncologist when he is older.

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Lauren, age 14 of Colleyville

 

Lauren

About Lauren: Lauren, age 14 of Colleyville, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since she was 6 months old. Lauren had a staph infection that affected the growth plates in her right leg, which led to the need for amputation. TSRHC has been a second home to Lauren and her family her whole life. This is Lauren’s first time going on the Amputee Ski Trip and she is very excited to see real snow and to go skiing. Her prosthetics have given Lauren the mobility and ability to be free and do the fun activities she loves, such as cooking, shopping, water sports and archery.

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jonathan, age 17 of Spring, Texas

About Jonathan: 

Jonathan YuriJonathan, who goes by Yuri, of Spring, TX is 17 years old and has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2006. He was born with congenital limb difference in his arms and legs and wears a prosthetic leg. In addition to attending the Amputee Ski Trip last year, Yuri has attended TSRHC’s Camp Out On A Limb, a camp that brings prosthetic patients together to share and support one another. He has attended this every summer since he became a patient and every year he says it is one of the best weeks of his summer vacation. Yuri plays the trumpet in his school’s band, is a member of his neighborhood swim team, is active in his church youth group and participates in Boy Scouts of America.

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Hannah, age 15 of Mesa, Arizona

About Hannah:

HannahHannah, age 15 of Mesa, Arizona, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since she was 3 months old. Hannah was born missing part of her right leg, which sparked the need for a prosthetic.  Not sure what to do and very concerned about Hannah’s future, TSRHC has become one of the most incredible blessings to the Fox family. Hannah is very excited for the Amputee Ski Trip, she has always wanted to learn how to snowboard. In her free time, she loves to read, write, draw and listen and dance to music. In the future, Hannah would love to design computer games for a living!

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Gage, age 17 of Grand Prairie

About Gage:

gageGage, age 17, of Grand Prairie, Texas, has been going to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1998. Being a patient at the hospital has been an incredible gift to him and his family. Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Gage had radiation to his spine which resulted in scoliosis. After several years, Gage was re diagnosed with cancer at age 15 and had his leg amputated. He loves everything outdoors and he is very excited to attend the Amputee Ski Trip, where he can learn how to use his skateboarding skills while snowboarding for the first time. Gage also loves to build engines and other things, he aspires to be an engineer in the future so that he can make prosthetics for people like him.

About TSRHC’s Ski Trip:

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an Annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), in Winter Park, Colorado.

In a continuing effort to improve the lives of patients, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recognized that snow skiing is well suited for amputees, and with special equipment, they quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple supporters include the Lone Star Skier’s Club of Dallas, Smith Group Asset Management, The Women’s Charity League of Park Cities, TSRHC volunteers and many others.