BBYF 2010 Gala Kickoff Luncheon

Members of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Gala Committee met recently for the 2010 Gala Kickoff Luncheon. The Lifetime Achievement Award Gala this year will take place on Nov. 18 at the Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth and will honor Philanthropist T. Boone Pickens as well as the life and legacy of Bobby Bragan.

Pictured left to right: Greg Kalina, Gala Chairman Jamie Cashion, Martha Fry, Tracy Taylor, Board President Doug Jennings, Executive Director Janet Cooper, and Chris Lewis.

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Scholarship Winners honored at Rangers Ballpark

The 2010 Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Scholarship Winners were recognzied on the field before the Rangers-Royals game on May 6 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Thanks to the Rangers for their wonderful hospitality.

BBYF Board Members visit awards assemblies

L-R: North Richland Middle School principal Ernie Valamides, finalist Daniel Liu, scholarship winner Sasha Flowers, and BBYF board member Michael Davidson.The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation carries through on its mission of providing peer recognition for its winners and finalists by having board members available to attend 8th grade awards assemblies. At these assemblies board members have the opportunity to further honor these outstanding students in front of their friends and family, and bring more exposure to this worthy program.

This spring board members were asked to attend assemblies at 17 north Texas middle and junior high schools. These included Brooks Wester (Mansfield ISD), Summer Creek (Crowley ISD), Fossil Hill (Keller ISD), Central (HEB ISD), Gunn (Arlington ISD), Kennedale, Keller, North Richland, Dawson (Carroll ISD), Carroll, Bailey (Arlington ISD), Shackelford (Arlington ISD), Walker (Dallas ISD), Chisholm Trail (Northwest ISD), Hillwood (Keller ISD), McLean (Fort Worth ISD), and Daggett Montessori (Fort Worth ISD). Many thanks to BBYF board members Jim Beckman, Frank Carroll, Michael Davidson, Bobbie Edmonds, Michael Goodrich, Bob Hamilton, Doug Jennings, Greg Kalina, Julie Ladner, Chris Lewis, Paul Rogers, Tracy Taylor, and Doug White who attended one or more of these assemblies.

Pictured: North Richland Middle School principal Ernie Valamides, finalist Daniel Liu, scholarship winner Sasha Flowers, and BBYF board member Michael Davidson.

BBYF nominated for McFadden Service Award

The Bobby Bragan Youth foundation was one of four area nonprofit organizations nominated by the Camp Fire USA First Texas Council to receive the 2010 Ella C. McFadden Service Award. This award was established in 1982 for the purpose of recognizing the accomplishments of organizations and individuals that serve youth. 

This year’s award was announced at a luncheon at the City Club on May 11th—the 2010 recipient is H.I.K.I.D.S., an inner city organization whose mission is to help children in danger.

Pictured at the luncheon are BBYF board member Henry Borbolla (left) and board president Doug Jennings (right).

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