The Gary Patterson Foundation to Host Inaugural Benefit Reception and Auction Contact Information: Matt Holland, Director of Development (877) 352-6224 The Gary Patterson Foundation will be hosting its inaugural benefit reception and auction on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. The event will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and is being hosted by The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. “Kelsey and I are excited about giving back to the community of Fort Worth. We truly hope to make a difference in the lives of children in the greater Fort Worth area,” said Coach Patterson. Dress is “Cowboy Casual” and all proceeds benefit the Gary Patterson Foundation. Highlights of the evening will include a live acoustic performance by Texas music artist Stephen Pointer, cuisine courtesy of Lonesome Dove, beverages courtesy of Miller Distributing of Fort Worth and Republic Beverage Company, and a preview of the upcoming TCU football season. There will be a silent auction with numerous sport & entertainment items. “The purpose of this event is to raise funds to support worthy educational & life skills opportunities for the area’s youth. But, we also want it to be a lot of fun.” said Kelsey Patterson, secretary & treasurer of the Gary Patterson Foundation. “Our goal is to make this an annual event.” The Gary Patterson Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the support of economically disadvantaged children as well as other charitable causes. The Foundation will provide funding for scholarships and educational programs that focus on life skills and family violence prevention. Texas Christian University head football coach Gary Patterson is the founder and serves as its chairman. In conjunction with the annual Purple and White Spring Football Scrimmage this April, the Foundation held its first event, the Inaugural Gary Patterson Foundation 5k Run & Walk. For more information about the foundation and future events, please visit www.PattersonFoundation.org or www.CoachPatterson.com.
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