Cowboys lend a hand for bowling to raise money for children with special needs
Instead of packing their bags for Dallas Cowboy training camp in Oxnard, California last Saturday morning, two Cowboys spent their time supporting a great cause, children with special needs. Chari-T2000 hosted its first ever bowling event July 19th with Dallas Cowboy safeties Barry Church #42 and JJ Wilcox #27 at Main Event, Frisco. The event was a great success raising $4,260 for Chari-T2000 and children with special needs. Diehard Cowboy fans met the players and got autographs and pictures taken for the first hour of the event. After a couple of interviews, it was on to bowling. Barry and JJ anchored two teams of six bowlers. Both Cowboys were great bowlers. Their strength was obvious, with JJ’s average roll at 19.5 mph and Barry’s at 12.5mph! In between bowling, fans enjoyed discussing the upcoming season over appetizers and drinks. Supporters paid for autographs and to bowl on the players’ team. Fans of the boys and the charity could also buy raffle tickets for a signed Dallas Cowboys helmet in display case, signed hat and gift cards. All lanes were donated by Main Event, Frisco. Fan and raffle winner Mandy Mudge shared, “It’s great when you see great players share their time for a great cause.”
Chari-T2000 is a 501(c), non-profit, created to give children receiving rehabilitative service with the needed tools and opportunities to make progress and reach their full potential. For many families with children receiving rehabilitative services, obtaining necessary medical services or equipment is extremely difficult. There are often insurance limitations that make funding these important items challenging. Chari-T2000 was created to bridge the gap when it is not financially feasible for families to provide these tools and no other funding source is available. All families provide 10% of their funding request. Since the charity’s creation, it has provided hundreds of tools to help kids with special needs reach their full potential. These include wheelchair lifts to get kids out in their community and communication devices to help children express themselves. You can read more success stories here: http://chari-t2000.org/success-stories/.
Learn more about Chari-T2000 and the work the charity is doing by visiting http://chari-t2000.org/.