||Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation
for Grand Prairie Announces Friday, December 5 Date for 2008 Mistletoe Ball
The 2008 Mistletoe Ball, “A Time to Give,” which
benefits the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie, is
scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2008 at the Omni Mandalay
Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas, it was announced on Wednesday. All proceeds
from the event will go to the Foundation, which benefits numerous local
charities in Grand Prairie.
“On behalf of the Foundation, we are excited about making this
year’s event a huge success and are enthusiastic about continuing
its great tradition,” said 2008 Mistletoe Ball Co-Chairpersons Denise
Shubeck and Mindy Hail in making the announcement. “The Mistletoe
Ball is a lavish holiday celebration and one of the Foundation’s
major fundraising events that helps to support many organizations that,
in turn, provide valuable assistance to the Grand Prairie community and
enrich the lives of its citizens.”
The 29th edition of the annual black-tie, holiday fundraising event
will include dinner, dancing live and silent auctions, and a raffle for
a Rolex watch from Haltom’s Jewelers. The Mistletoe Ball is open
to the public and sponsorship opportunities for organizations and individuals
are available. Music will be provided by the CANTA Rhythm & Brass,
featuring singer Lisa Ramirez, who has appeared at Lone Star Park.
The raffle for the Rolex watch, which has a retail value of $8,800,
kicks off at Lone Star Park on Saturday, October 25 in conjunction with
the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa
Anita Park in California. The price of the raffle tickets are –
Single $40, Double $70 and Triple $100 – and the winner need not
be present at the drawing on December 5.
For more information on tickets, sponsorships or the Rolex raffle for
the Mistletoe Ball, contact Sharon Ayers at (972) 237-1114.
The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie, a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization established in 2001, provides grants to other
charities and non-profit organizations in Grand Prairie for their own
important work. Through the generous support of many businesses, organizations
and individuals in the Grand Prairie community, the Foundation has distributed
$460,000 to raise the quality of life for Grand Prairie citizens.
At the end of each year, the Foundation accepts applications from local
non-profit organizations in order to award annual grants.
Since its inception, the Foundation has provided grants to the following
organizations -- the Grand Prairie Arts Council; Boy Scouts of America
Circle 10 & Troop 507; Boys & Girls Club of Grand Prairie; Brighter
Tomorrows; Children First Counseling Center; Crime Stoppers, GPHS &
SGPHS; DeLoach Kidz; Disabled American Veterans; Drug Free Youth in Texas;
Food & Clothing Co-op; Friends of the Grand Prairie Library; GPISD
Education Foundation; Kids in Need of Clothing; Lifeline Shelter for Families;
NAACP Grand Prairie Branch; Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Prairie;
SGPHS Robotics Team; Special Olympics, Grand Prairie Pride; United Charities;
Wellness Center; and the YMCA.