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The Delta Companies to Host Silent Auction on Nov. 12

gI_TheDeltaCompaniesOn November 12, The Delta Companies (TDC) will be hosting a silent auction at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Addison. All of the proceeds will benefit patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) and help further the mission of giving children back their childhood. 

TDC started holding silent auctions in 2007, when an employee asked for an event to be held that would benefit TSRHC. That first auction was held internally, and the goal was to raise $5,000. The event flew past its goal, and over $17,000 was raised, all of which was used to buy toys that were donated to TSRHC.

The auction has continued to grow each year, with the first public auction held in 2010. Each year the goal is simple: raise $1 more than the previous year. For the past three years, the auction has raised over $100,000. Last year, $117,222.27 was raised, making this year’s goal $117,223.27 — $1 more than last. Employees of TDC are confident they will reach their goal.

Every year since this event began, TDC employees are given the opportunity to choose the charity they would like to support, and the employees have always chosen to continue supporting TSRHC.

“A large part of the reason we continue to support TSRHC is the people associated with and working in the hospital,” said CEO Jeff Bowling, “Their level of passion for the kids is truly unmatched and certainly inspiring. TDC members here feel that dedication. They are attracted to it and want to support it any and every way possible. The amazing people here at TDC give so selflessly each year in so many ways.”

We are excited for this year’s event and honored that TDC and the surrounding community are so willing to give generously to the children at TSRHC.

View additional details about this event on our website.

KidSwing golf tournaments complete successful 13th year

About 300 young philanthropists participated in this year’s KidSwing golf tournaments, raising more than $83,000 for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. That brings the total generated for the hospital since the event was launched in 2003 to more than $1.8 million.

KidSwing Junior Committee

KidSwing is unique in that the kids themselves raise money by asking their friends and family to sponsor them. The idea came from 10-year-old patient Ben Sater, who founded the event as a way to give back to the hospital that had taken such good care of him.

Over the years, KidSwing has grown from one tournament to four. The latest, called the Scottish Rite Shootout, is aimed at 16- to 18-year-olds. Held this month for the first time, at Topgolf Dallas, it joins three earlier tournaments for 5- to 15-year-olds: KidSwing Dallas at Brookhaven Country Club, KidSwing McKinney at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club and KidSwing Trophy Club at Trophy Club Country Club.

A junior committee oversees KidSwing. New committee members this year include Michael Brunski, 9, of Allen; Caden Hansen, 8, of Southlake; Blake Littleton, 12, of Frisco; Aubrey Morris, 12, of Irving; Gage Sherwinski, 11, of Allen; and Randy St. Clair and Rusty St. Clair, both 14, of Plano.

Sponsors include GEICO, the Ryan Foundation, Janet and Joe Tydlaska and Topgolf ($10,000 each); Barbi and Scott Cohen, J. Small Investments, the Mary Kay Family Foundation and Stonebridge Orthodontics ($5,000 each); Davaco, Cinemark and the Freedom Foundation ($2,500 each); and Anonymous, Archer Western, Capital One Bank, Green Bank, Sandy Nachman, Truman W. Smith Children’s Care Center and Veritex Community Bank ($1,000 each).

Proceeds from this year’s KidSwing benefit the hospital’s bebionic hand technology program.

See more photos on TSRHC’s Events Facebook page.

2014 MetroPCS® Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Meet Max of Arlington

In addition to the junior race director, the MetroPCS® Dallas Marathon® features 5 patient champions from TSRHC. The patient champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient.

Max Paredes age 9 of Arlington_074

Max, age 9, of Arlington, Texas was adopted from China when he was three years old. When adopting Max, his family knew that he had some limb differences in both his foot and his hands, so it made sense for them to take him to TSRHC. Max is treated in both, TSRHC’s Prosthetics department as well as the Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center. One of Max’s biggest passions is art. He has won artist of the year twice at Ditto Elementary School and he loves designing his legs! In addition, Max recently started playing soccer and is doing great. He is the epitome of perseverance, his parents never hear the words “I can’t do this” come out of his mouth because Max is always determined to find a way to do everything.  Max can’t wait to help cheer on the runners at this year’s Dallas Marathon!

Third Grade Student Publishes Book to Raise Money for TSRHC

As a seven year old with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), Emily Hough has accomplished more than most. While receiving treatment at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC), Emily had the idea to create sock monkeys for other children that were preparing for surgery.

Raising Money for TSRHC

Emily’s condition is an autoimmune dysfunction that affects just 3 out of 1 million children. Though it is rare it appears mostly in females.  JDM is often mistaken for muscular dystrophy as it has similar symptoms; however, in reality they are very different. The symptoms include muscle weakness, muscle inflammation, red rashes on the face, hands, and other major body joints, and calcium deposits under the skin.

These symptoms are products of the body’s immune system attacking its own blood vessels. Despite being a patient herself, Emily wanted to help others in the hospital, as well as help the hospital itself. Since establishing Emily’s Monkeys, she has had a few opportunities to donate her creations, but she continues to reach higher and higher.

Starting Small and Going Strong

Emily’s father Josh thought it would be a good idea to start a fundraiser, and where better than Emily’s favorite donut shop, The Hole Thing in Forney, Texas? They created special monkey-shaped donuts, doubled all of the proceeds, and delivered it to TSRHC.

Since then, Emily has not let her JDM hold her back. She co-wrote and published her first children’s book based on her sock monkeys and has been paying it forward ever since. Not only has she donated copies of the book to TSRHC and local schools, she is donating thirty percent of the book’s proceeds to three different charities: the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and CureJM.

Photo Credit: Forney ISD Director of Communications Larry Coker