The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities, hosted the 30th annual Fantasy Football Draft Night event on Friday, August 18, 2023 at the Westin Galleria. Anne Elise Parks, the former morning meteorologist for CBS 11 News in Dallas Fort-Worth served as the emcee for the evening. She was joined by former Dallas Cowboys Defensive End Tyrone Crawford, who served as the celebrity guest for more than 460 guests in attendance which helped to raise $510,000 dollars for the nonprofit.
"It was an honor to celebrate our 30th anniversary of Fantasy Football Draft Night this year with our biggest fans and cheerleaders," says Amy Spawn, CEO of The Warren Center. “We are so grateful for everyone who has helped organize and participate in this event over the past three decades. What started as a small gathering of friends hoping to have a little bit of fun while also raising funds to help children with developmental delays and differences reach their full potential has turned into an annual fundraising event that brings in much needed financial support to help further our mission. We are so grateful for the continued support of our loyal supporters that have helped us to continue to grow our mission over the past thirty years.”
The Annual Fantasy Football Draft Night is known for its electrifying atmosphere, featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, and friendly competition. Guests had the opportunity to bid on an array of top-notch items, including exquisite jewelry, vacation packages, coveted sports memorabilia, and more. Those who participated in drafting a Fantasy Football team will have the chance to secure Dallas Cowboys season tickets by participating in and triumphing over their peers in The Warren Center's fantasy football league, which unfolds throughout the NFL season. The Champion of Fantasy Football will win two season tickets for the Dallas Cowboys 2024-2025 season. Winners of each league will receive a football autographed by a celebrity NFL player. Guests were also given the opportunity to meet former Dallas Cowboys star Tyrone Crawford in person, capture memorable photographs with him, and get his autograph.
Proceeds from this event help support programs for The Warren Center throughout the year, including educational programs and services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, developmental services, nutrition, family education and support for children with developmental delays and disabilities. For more information about upcoming events and services, please visit, www.thewarrencenter.org.
The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities. The center serves over 1,000 children each week as well as their families. Services include speech, occupational and physical therapy; developmental services; and nutrition as well as family education and support. The Early Childhood Intervention Program serves the entire northern half of Dallas County in 48 ZIP codes. Founded in 1968, 2018 marks The Warren Center’s 50th anniversary. For more information, please visit https://www.thewarrencenter.org or follow The Warren Center on Facebook and Twitter.