This fundraiser began in 1995 when the lord put it on my heart to
try and take what I thought would be maybe 2 children in our community
to a Dallas Mavericks basketball game. I had been running a basketball
pool for the college tournament since 1989 and began asking the people
that normally entered if they would mind if I took a portion of the
money from the pot and used it to take some kids to a ballgame.
Big Brothers/Sisters and they informed me that they did allow one time
events with the kids but gave me the name and phone numbers to several
other organizations they thought might benefit more from this kind
of thing. The second organization that I called was the All Church
Home for Children and I really had a good feeling about them and did
not even call the others, as I knew this was the one. Well, after further
research I found out that I could take a lot more kids to a professional
baseball game as compared to a Dallas Maverick game.
The response from
the players in the pool and people in general was so overwhelming that
first year that I had to keep calling the home back asking if I could
take more children to the game. I did not take 2 children to the baseball
game that year, but was able to take 30 children and all the chaperones
from the home as well during that first year!
The Lord has really blessed this event over the years as we have been
able to take any child, house parent or any employee from the home, legal
guardians and siblings of the children, and anybody else that the home
wants to attend without any cost to them.
I am very thankful
for all the wonderful people that have made this awesome event possible
every year. This will be our 17th year to be able to continue giving
to some really special kids and the home that does such good work. I
hope you will support our cause and come out to the ballpark with us
to enjoy this wonderful event. The game this year will be:
Texas AirHogs vs Goldeyes
Ballpark Pool Party for the Kids!!
Saturday, May 18th
If you would like tickets to this years event:
Tickets this year are only $25.00
Chad A. Keeney
Also known to the Kids as Mr. Chad