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The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities is seeking help from the community to bring holiday cheer to children ages birth to seven-years-old. Now through December 1, the nonprofit is seeking generous donors to participate in the Operation Santa Toy Drive. The nonprofit is requesting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children birth to seven-years-old which will be distributed at The Warren Center’s Annual Operation Santa holiday party.  

To create a sensory-friendly environment for children with developmental disabilities and their families, The Warren Center hosts the annual Operation Santa to provide donated toys, holiday games, food, and fun for everyone. “At least 70 percent of the families we serve live beneath Texas' poverty line. Without the generosity of our community, many of these children would not receive any gifts for Christmas,” says Amy Spawn, CEO of The Warren Center. “It can be extremely challenging to shop, wrap and attend holiday festivities while caring for a child with a chronic illness. The Operation Santa holiday event alleviates some of the stress of the holiday season for families who have children with developmental delays and disabilities.”

This year the team of experts at The Warren Center hand-selected gifts that are best suited for children with developmental delays and disabilities. These gifts are available for purchase through The Warren Center's Amazon Wish List using this link. Community members can help bring joy to a child this holiday season by dropping off new, unwrapped toys for children ages birth to seven-years-old at The Warren Center's Richardson office (320 Custer Rd., Richardson, TX 75080) Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you would like to drop off toys, please contact Brooklyn Blaylock to schedule a date and time for your company to stop by. All toys will be collected on December 1, 2023. For more information, please call 972-490-9055 ext. 1425.

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Bar-b-que Mainstay Partners with St. Christopher Foundation to Expand the Holiday Hospitality

For the eighth consecutive year, the Soulman's Bar-B-Que Thanksgiveaway is back in North Texas to bring some extra soul to families in need during this holiday season. In addition to the 19 families awarded at each North Texas Soulman’s location, the bar-b-que mainstay will also be donating meals with the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF), a 501(c)(3) charity that helps professional truck drivers and their families when they are unable to work due to illness or injury. The SCF also provides health and wellness programs for these drivers.

For the 2023 Thanksgivaway, each family selected through the online nomination system and SCF will receive a Thanksgiving family meal including a bone-in hickory smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls, brown gravy, and cranberry sauce.

“St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers, including truck drivers, a large part of our loyal customer base who have been so important to Soulman’s in our almost 50-year-history,” says Brett Randle, CEO of Soulman’s Bar-B-Que "Since its founding in 1974, Soulman's Bar-B-Que has been about family, friends and great food. For the eighth year in a row, we are honoring the spirit of the season by sharing it in the communities we serve to lend a helping hand to families who've suffered hardship.  It is our distinct pleasure to continue this tradition year after year."

For years, families and friends have enjoyed stress-free holiday celebrations by pre-ordering from the holiday catering menu that showcases Soulman's best-sellers, including bone-in hickory smoked turkey or the spiral sliced holiday ham, mouth-watering sides, and perfect homemade holiday pies. Soulman’s has also partnered with King’s Hawaiian to offer the perfectly sweet and fluffy rolls in every holiday meal from Soulman’s Bar-B-Que. Details are available here.

"Every year in North Texas, the spirit of Thanksgiving goes far and wide, and for that, we are abundantly grateful," said Randle.

Nominations for the 19 meals being distributed for Soulman’s 2023 Thanksgiveaway are available here: www.soulmans.com/thanksgiveaway beginning October 29th, where guests will need to include the name of the nominated recipient, the reason for the nomination, and additional contact information. Winners will be notified on November 13, 2023, and will be required to respond within 48 hours for pick-up on November 21 or 22, 2023.

About Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

For almost 50 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest to please bar-b-que lovers….Texans!  Founded in Pleasant Grove, Texas in 1974, Soulman’s had only a few simple goals—serve great Texas-style BBQ and offer friendly, sincere service.  Soulman’s original family recipes are still the foundation for the company’s success from their 8 different types of meat that are smoked “low & slow” over only hickory wood to their famous homemade sides, including Ranch house beans and Texas style cream corn! Throughout the years, this family-owned and operated company has remained true to its original strive for success and customer satisfaction and is honored to be considered one of the Top Bar-B-Que Chains in America (2018) and Best Bar-B-Que in Dallas for Takeout  & Delivery (2020).

Soulman’s currently owns and operates 19 North and East Texas locations in Allen, Cedar Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Garland, Greenville, Hurst, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mesquite, Quinlan, Red Oak, Rockwall I-30, Rockwall Goliad, Royse City,  Sulphur Springs, Terrell and Van. To learn more about Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, visit them online at http://www.soulmans.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/soulmansbbq.

 

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FAN EXPO Dallas tickets are on sale NOW for June 7-9, 2024 event with special Early Bird Pricing

 

Once again, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL brought some of the best and brightest icons to North Texas this fall. With tens of thousands of die-hard fans and the pop-culturally curious alike, crowds were treated to intimate conversations with stars like Edward James Olmos, Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany, and Mira Sorvino; hundreds of unique shopping experiences; ongoing cosplay community interactions and contests; and fun for the record-breaking family attendance at this year’s most anticipated festival. 

“We couldn’t be happier to see how many of our dedicated fans come year after year because there is always something new to discover at the Irving Convention Center during Dallas FAN FESTIVAL weekend,” says Andrew Moyes, VP of FAN EXPO HQ. “We love to see generations pass down the traditions of fandom and this year amazed us with the sheer number of families who came to see their favorite characters, comics, community organizations, and even adoptable dogs at our second annual Pup Culture Adoption Event with Dallas Animal Services.”

VIDEO RECAP HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-zt8tWbsEY

Now that the curtains have come down on Dallas FAN FESTIVAL, the countdown has begun for the organizers to pull off another monumental event, as FAN EXPO Dallas has announced that tickets are on sale now for the spectacular three-day event that runs from June 7-9, 2024 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Downtown Dallas.

Early bird pricing is available until December 14, 2023, at 11:59 PM CT. Early bird single-day tickets start at $24 (full price from $35), Early bird 3-day passes start at $84 (full price from $110 each), and the Early bird price on the Ultimate Fan Package starts at $124 (full price from $150).

“We know that our fans are eager to get their tickets secured, at the lowest price of the season, for what we already know will be an extraordinary event. Each year, we play host to more than 60,000 fans at our pop culture playground in Downtown Dallas,” says Katie Loomis, Show Manager for FAN EXPO Dallas.

To order tickets go to www.fanexpodallas.com

 

DETAILS:  FAN EXPO DALLAS runs Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, 2024

Friday, June 7 from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.*

*Special Preview on Friday at 2 PM for VIP, Ultimate, and 3-Day pass holders who purchase in advance.

Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Sunday, June 9 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is located at 650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, TX 75202

 

Tickets are currently priced from $24-$124. Hours and information are available at fanexpodallas.com.

 

ABOUT:  With over a million fans and counting, FAN EXPO HQ attracts pop culture enthusiasts, locally and internationally, to come together to celebrate all things fandom. Collectively it hosts nearly one million fans annually at FAN EXPO Dallas™, FAN EXPO Canada™, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Boston™, FAN EXPO Denver, FAN EXPO San Francisco, CALGARY EXPO, FAN EXPO Chicago, FAN EXPO Philadelphia, FAN EXPO Portland, FAN EXPO New Orleans, FAN EXPO Cleveland FAN EXPO Vancouver™, Toronto Comicon, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL, and EDMONTON EXPO.  The latest schedule of events is available here on their website, along with up-to-date ticket information. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.

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The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization helping individuals achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles, held the annual Leave a Legacy “Live Loud and Free” community concert on October 19 at The Empire Room. Those in attendance were treated to life-changing stories of recovered alcoholics from the community and live entertainment by Morgan Wade. Guests were able to bid on incredible auction items — all while celebrating the freedom of recovery and raising awareness and much-needed funds to help D/FW women and men achieve alcoholism recovery.

“Leave a Legacy is our biggest and most exciting event of the year,” says Lisa Kroencke, CEO of The Magdalen House. “It is a celebration that highlights the powerful stories of alcoholic women and men in our community, while also celebrating the freedom that comes with recovery. Attendees were left feeling inspired and motivated to help make a lasting impact for alcoholic women and men in our community and beyond. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters all funds raised from this event help us continue to provide no-cost services to alcoholic individuals.” 

This year’s event was co-chaired by JoAnne Moore, Nancy Gottsacker and Melissa Utley. The David M. Crowley Foundation was recognized as the honorary supporter at this year’s event for the foundation’s integral role in advancing the mission and realizing the vision of The Magdalen House. Created in 1990 by David Crowley and Sandra Hallmark, the foundation is committed to addressing the social needs of the D/FW community. The David M. Crowley Foundation has chosen The Magdalen House to be a designated organization and as such has offered many generous grants to support the organization’s mission. Financial support from the foundation has helped launch the Legacy of Hope Capital Campaign, which helped build their new facility that opened in 2021.

One in nine adults suffer from the disease of alcoholism. Today, there are over 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone and approximately 400,000 men struggling with this disease in D/FW. If you’re a person who can’t stop drinking or a concerned loved one of an alcoholic, the first step in recovery is education and access to resources. In North Texas, The Magdalen House is not only a leader in education about alcoholism but also provides in-house services, group meetings, structured programs, family support groups, and tools designed to help grow and sustain recovery. Fundraising events like Leave a Legacy help to ensure that The Magdalen House can continue providing no-cost services to alcoholic individuals.

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The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization helping individuals achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles, is pleased to announce that they have been recognized by the third annual edition of Best in DFW, a people’s choice awards program from The Dallas Morning News. This recognition honors the people and places that make North Texas special. North Texans were asked to nominate and vote for their favorites. Approximately 3,680 businesses were nominated in 13 main categories and 300 subcategories. More than 130,000 votes were cast. 

“We are honored to be recognized by the community as a Best in DFW nonprofit, we are deeply appreciative of our clients, team, partners and supporters who voted and showed their support,” says Lisa Kroencke, CEO of The Magdalen House.

The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100% free of charge. The nonprofit is committed to help individuals achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through the following spiritually based, comprehensive programs.

  • For Women:
    • First Step Program: A two-week, residential program for an alcoholic woman who wants to stop drinking but cannot. The house can accommodate up to 20 women with rolling admissions.
    • Next Step Program: A three-phase, non-residential program that provides support and structure for an alcoholic woman at any stage of recovery.
  • For Women & Men:
    • Community: Solution-focused meetings and workshops open to all alcoholic women and men at every stage of recovery. Services are currently offered for women 365 days a year and the men’s schedule is available online here. Additionally, Family Support meetings are available to the families and loved ones of alcoholics and addicts.
    • Resources and Education: Education about the disease of alcoholism and community partnerships that help connect alcoholic women, men, and their families to resources such as sober living, women’s and men’s health, and counseling.

One in nine adults suffer from alcohol use disorder. Today, there are over 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone and approximately 400,000 men struggling with alcohol in D/FW. If you’re an alcoholic who can’t stop drinking or a concerned loved one of an alcoholic, the first step in recovery is education and access to resources. In North Texas, The Magdalen House provides residential recovery, detox, group meetings, structured programs, family support groups, and tools designed to help grow and sustain recovery. 

The Magdalen House is a nonprofit organization helping individuals with alcoholism achieve sobriety and sustain recovery at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles. Founded in Dallas in 1987, The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100% free of charge. The Magdalen House is committed to helping alcoholic individuals achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through spiritually based, comprehensive programming. For more information visit www.magdalenhouse.org.

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Tickets are on sale NOW for all three days of celebrities, fun, fandom, and community support!

Dallas FAN FESTIVAL, the go-to extravaganza for all things fandom, is bringing a bang of pop culture to North Texas this weekend! With celebs, comics, cosplay, anime, and gaming, the recently announced schedule includes face-to-face interaction with stars, icons, characters, and genius artists as well as community gatherings and contests for the most creative of fans and friends in North Texas and beyond.  From the MCU to Star Trek to M*A*S*H, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL 2023 is pulling out all the stops, with some once-in-a-lifetime moderated Main Stage experiences including:

 

  • STAGE AND SCREEN WITH DENIS LAWSON on Friday, October 20th at 4:45 pm in the Main Theater
  • BEHIND THE SCENES WITH TITUS WELLIVER on Friday, October 20th at 5:45 pm in the Main Theater
  • MEET THE CHARMING ALYSSA MILANO! on Saturday, October 21st at 12:45 pm in the Main Theater
  • A CHAT WITH MIRA SORVINO on Saturday, October 21st at 3:45 pm in the Main Theater
  • MEET THE AMAZING PAUL BETTANY! on Saturday, October 21st at 4:45 pm in the Main Theater
  • ONE ON ONE WITH MICHELLE HURD on Sunday, October 22nd at 10:45 am in the Main Theater
  • A PRESCRIPTION FOR NOSTALGIA WITH JAMIE FARR, LORETTA SWIT AND JEFF MAXWELL on Sunday, October 22nd at 11:45 am in the Main Theater

This year’s celebrity panels will be moderated by the widely recognized and influential North Texas-based pop culture media personalities Paul Salfen and James Wallace.

 

Always a crowd-pleaser for the curious and creative, the Cosplay Red Carpet will be buzzing all weekend with specialty events including the Fan-Fashion Catwalk, Anime Pose Cosplay, and the ever-popular Kids’ Costume Contest, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL’s cutest event, on Sunday, October 22 at 3 pm.

And ever a supporter of the community, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL has partnered with multiple North Texas non-profits and Fan Groups to spread their messages and missions. Kicking off the weekend will be the second annual Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Adoption Fest on Friday, October 20th beginning at 3 pm at the show entrance where Dallas Animal Services will connect attendees with adorable dogs looking for their own superhero!

Other community partners include:

In addition to the Community partners, Cosplay Red Carpet, and Main Stage features, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL’s perennial main attractions include celebrity photo ops and meet and greets, the chance to meet legendary comic book creators, and an unrivaled shopping experience, all under one roof!

Tickets are on sale now. Hours and information are available at dallasfanfestival.com.

 

DETAILS:  Dallas FAN FESTIVAL runs Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, 2023

Friday, October 20 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Sunday, October 22 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 

The Irving Convention Center is located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039

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The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization helping individuals achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles, will host the annual Leave a Legacy “Live Loud and Free” community concert on Thursday, October 19. Guests are encouraged to don their finest western wear to enjoy live music by Morgan Wade. Fresh off the heels of her stop at Austin City Limits, she is one of Nashville’s fastest rising and most critically acclaimed young stars. Possessed with a raw and unflinching voice anchored by a perfect tinge of twang; the rare ability to pen honest portraits of some of life’s most precious and painful and unpredictable moments; she boasts an onstage vulnerability that so seamlessly breaks down the wall between fan and artist. Guests will also be able to bid on incredible auction items —all while celebrating the freedom of recovery and raising awareness and much-needed funds to help D/FW women and men achieve alcoholism recovery. 

“We are so excited to celebrate the freedom of recovery with our supporters at this year’s Leave a Legacy event. We would not be where we are today without the support of our generous community. It is through the generosity of supporters like The David M. Crowley Foundation that we can provide no cost services to those impacted by alcoholism,” says Lisa Kroencke, CEO of The Magdalen House. “We are delighted to recognize The David M. Crowley foundation at this year’s event as our honorary chair.”

Created in 1990 by David Crowley and Sandra Hallmark, the foundation is committed to addressing the social needs of the D/FW community. The David M. Crowley Foundation has selected The Magdalen House as a designated charity and as such has given many generous grants over the past several years, including seed funding which allowed the agency to launch its Legacy of Hope Capital Campaign. The David M. Crowley Foundation has been a generous supporter of The Magdalen House since 2016 and has helped impact thousands of lives. Through its compassionate gifts, the Foundation has truly been instrumental in realizing the mission of providing individuals with freedom from alcoholism.

This year’s event is co-chaired by, Nancy Gottsacker, JoAnne Moore, and Melissa Utley. Nancy Gottsacker has been involved with The Magdalen House for over 10 years. She was first introduced when her daughter began volunteering, and watched it save her life. Gottsacker says, “It’s been wonderful watching the growth, seeing how many alcoholic lives have been saved.” Nancy now gives back to The Magdalen House by volunteering, donating, and chairing events like Leave a Legacy. 

JoAnne Moore first attended the Leave a Legacy event in 2018 and helped The Magdalen House development team with auction solicitation. Since then, she has been on the host committee and given monetarily to the event. She stated, “I am chairing this event because I want to help Maggie’s House reach and help even more women and now men!”

Melissa Utley has been a supporter of The Magdalen House for about 10 years. She is deeply connected to the mission due to the disease of alcoholism being in her immediate family. She has been involved with the Leave a Legacy event for years serving on the host committee, solicitation team, and now as co-chair.

“We are beyond grateful for the support and dedication of our event co-chairs, who have helped us plan an evening that our supporters certainly won’t forget,” says Kroencke.

One in 9 adults suffer from alcohol use disorder. Today, there are over 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone and approximately 400,000 men struggling with alcohol in D/FW. If you’re an alcoholic who can’t stop drinking or a concerned loved one of an alcoholic, the first step in recovery is education and access to resources. In North Texas, The Magdalen House provides residential recovery, detox, group meetings, structured programs, family support groups, and tools designed to help grow and sustain recovery. Proceeds from fundraising events like Leave a Legacy help to ensure that The Magdalen House can continue to provide no-cost services to alcoholic women and men. 

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The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities, is proud to announce the introduction of “Andrew’s Scholarship Fund”. Created by DeEtta Prince, a devoted grandmother, who is taking a heartwarming initiative to express her gratitude and support for The Warren Center, an organization that played a pivotal role in the life of her grandson, Andrew, who has Down syndrome. After benefiting immensely from years of therapy services provided by The Warren Center, Prince is excited to announce the launch of “Andrew’s Scholarship Fund,” aimed at furthering the center’s mission of helping children with developmental differences thrive.

A genetic screening revealed that Andrew would be born with Down syndrome. The anticipation of grandchild number three, Prince and her family brought a mixture of emotions. Despite the initial challenges and uncertainties, they quickly gathered strength and began preparing for Andrew’s arrival. The family’s main concern was Andrew’s heart condition, which eventually required surgery when he was 7 months old. 

The turning point in Andrew’s journey began with his first therapy session at The Warren Center, led by therapist Bernardine. Initially conducted through tele-visits due to the ongoing pandemic, the sessions soon transitioned to in-person interactions that took place at the family’s home. Bernardine’s unwavering commitment and expertise played a significant role in Andrew’s progress, as he learned to sit up, crawl, walk, and even feed himself. The collaborative efforts between Bernardine and the family created a supportive environment that allowed Andrew to flourish.

“The Warren Center’s approach, which involves both at-home and in-office therapy, as well as speech therapy, has been instrumental in Andrew’s growth,” says DeEtta Prince. “We received support for Andrew’s developmental milestones, which also extended to his transition to school, ensuring that he continues to receive the care and assistance he needs. The Warren Center has been center stage for our family. We are beyond grateful that the nonprofit empowers every child, regardless of the severity of their challenges, to achieve their smallest accomplishments. They are committed to not turning away any child based on financial limitations or developmental differences stands as a testament to their dedication.”

To ensure that The Warren Center's transformative work continues, Prince has initiated "Andrew's Scholarship Fund” on Eclipse Innovative website. Prince is the president of Eclipse Innovative and wants to share this scholarship fund with her clients. This fund aims to provide financial support to The Warren Center, ensuring that therapists can remain accessible to families and children both at home and in their clinic. Prince invites the community to contribute generously to Andrew's Scholarship Fund, emphasizing that even a modest donation can contribute significantly to maintaining The Warren Center's invaluable services. The fund has a goal of $100,000.

Additionally, Prince and Eclipse Innovative is partnering with the Allen Americans professional ice hockey team to support The Warren Center as the Allen Americans face the Kansas City Mavericks on November 12 at 2 p.m. A percentage of every ticket sold for that night’s game will go to The Warren Center. The Warren Center will have a table at the game and representatives from The Warren Center will drop the puck to start the game. The Warren Center will also receive a portion of proceeds from the Allen Americans’ 50/50 raffle at the game. Fans and supporters can watch the game on CW33.

Biscuit, the mascot of the Allen Americans, will be at all three The Warren Center offices (central, west, and east) for The Warren Center’s Fall Family Fun Day on October 31 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. so that children and families can meet him.

Prince concludes, "Together, we can make the wonder of the world closer for each child and family The Warren Center serves."

For more information about Andrew's Scholarship Fund and to make a donation, please visit: https://www.eclipseinnovative.com/warren-center-giving-campaign.

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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.

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The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization helping women and men achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles is proud to announce that Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has recently proclaimed September as Recovery Month.

“Alcoholism is a chronic, relapsing mental illness characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using. It affects people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels,” says Lisa Kroencke, CEO of The Magdalen House. “The Recovery Month observance is a vital tool to improve the lives of those affected by mental health and alcohol use disorder. It raises much needed awareness and offers education to our community about the effective services that are available. We are beyond grateful to Mayor Johnson for helping us bring recognition to recovery in September.” 

One in 11 women and one in seven men suffer from alcohol use disorder. Today, there are approximately 657,000 alcoholic individuals in D/FW alone. If you’re an alcoholic who can’t stop drinking or a concerned loved one of an alcoholic, the first step in recovery is education and access to resources. In North Texas, The Magdalen House provides residential recovery, social detox, group meetings, structured programs, family support groups, and tools designed to help grow and sustain recovery. 

The Magdalen House is a nonprofit organization helping individuals with alcoholism achieve sobriety and sustain recovery at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles. Founded in Dallas in 1987, The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100% free of charge. The Magdalen House is committed to helping alcoholic individuals achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through spiritually based, comprehensive programming. For more information visit www.magdalenhouse.org.