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Press Release - 2006 Dinner

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									                  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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