Monday, August 11, 2014

Celebrating 125 Years In Texas, Partners & Volunteers At Work, and More!

Dear Friends, 

We hope you’re having a wonderful summer.  We have lots to report!






The start of the 5K run at
The Most Good 5K & Obstacle Race.
MOST GOOD 5K & OBSTACLE RACE
 

As part of our 125th anniversary celebration here in Texas, we held our first-ever Most Good 5K & Obstacle Race on May 3.

The event began with runners competing in a series of obstacles starting in Trinity Groves and coursing in and around Dallas' Uptown area. Participants traveled on foot and by DART to complete rigorous obstacle challenges. While doing so, they learned about The Salvation Army’s five impact areas: empowering youth, helping disaster survivors, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, and assisting the elderly. 

The obstacle race was followed by a 5K run at sunset.

Here’s a short clip from the event:



We thank all the participants and volunteers for being part of the fun. We’re especially thankful for our corporate partners — the Dallas Cowboys, Albertsons, and BNSF Railway — and also our race sponsors: Camp Gladiator, CBS-11, CBS Radio, DART, and the Cooper Aerobics Center!

Celebrate The Salvation Army's
125th Anniversary at the upcoming
Most Good Music Festival;
Saturday, September 6!
MOST GOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL
 

The 125th anniversary celebration continues on September 6 with the first-ever Most Good Music Festival at Fort Worth's Panther Island Pavilion, Texas' only waterfront stage.

This country music event will feature Stoney LaRue, Jack Ingram, Mike and the Moonpies, and more. Tickets are available now at mostgoodmusicfestival.org, so don’t wait! 




Dallas Cowboys player Barry Church (right)
being interviewed. Barry was the winner
of this year's Home Run Derby.

RELIANT HOME RUN DERBY

Reliant Energy held its annual Home Run Derby with the Dallas Cowboys at Globe Life Park in Arlington.  Cowboys players Jason Witten, Dez Bryant, and DeMarco Murray, among others, were swinging bats and swatting balls to raise money for The Salvation Army.


The Cowboys' efforts raised $50,000 to help meet needs in DFW.
 
The Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show
at Brook Hollow Golf Club.
WOMEN’S AUXILIARY FASHION SHOW

Our Dallas Women’s Auxiliary held its annual fashion show at Brook Hollow Golf Club in May. Honorary chair Laura Bush was in attendance, as was former WFAA-TV news anchors Gloria Campos, walking the runway, and current WFAA anchor Shelly Slater as the emcee.


Clothes featured in the show were available for sale at the event's “Chic Boutique.” After the event, more clothes were sold at the annual WEARhouse sale at our Christmas and Disaster Center in Dallas.

Dallas Cowboys with children from
our community center in Plano
during the opening of
the Play 60 Fitness Zone.
DALLAS COWBOYS PLAY 60 FITNESS ZONE OPENS IN PLANO

Members of the Plano community joined Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice-President and Chief Brand Officer, Charlotte Jones Anderson, and Dallas Cowboys players Kyle Wilber and Tyrone Crawford this July to celebrate the opening of the Dallas Cowboys Play 60 Fitness Zone for youth at our community center in Plano! 
Furnished with exercise equipment, fitness-oriented video games and more, the Fitness Zone will provide youth in the Plano area a safe place to exercise and get in shape.
Thank you Dallas Cowboys, our first and longtime corporate partner, for your support!

VOLUNTEERS AT WORK


Recently, volunteers from several corporations gave their valuable time at a few of our community centers.  Employees from Bank of America, McAfee, and Texas Instruments performed various projects at our centers.  


Here’s a short clip of McAfee at our Cedar Crest Community Center in Oak Cliff.



Thanks to all these volunteers for their hard work!

MORE ON THE WAY


There’s plenty more on the horizon! Stay tuned for the latest updates on the Most Good Music Festival, and more, on our Facebook and Twitter pages!







Warm Regards, 






Majors Michele and Ward Matthews
DFW Metroplex Leadership

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