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Best Upcoming Summer Charity Events In DFW

June 16, 2014 5:01 AM

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While many charity events occur in the early spring or fall, there are a few charitable organizations that have events in the summer. Here are some that would love to have your support.
Dallas Wine Opener
Benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
3015 Gulden Lane at Trinity Groves
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 871-2222
www.facebook.com/dallaswineopener

Date: June 20, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Cystic Fibrosis affects an estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States, according to the CFF. This life-threatening genetic disease affects the lungs and digestive system. Variant Commercial Real Estate, along with Seth and Allison Hare, present the Dallas Wine Opener benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Friday night event features bites from Max’s Wine Dive, Boulevardier and Tillman’s Roadhouse along with international and domestic wine pairings. Tickets are $75 each. Contact Amy Dietrich at adietrich@cff.org for tickets.

9th AMX Companies Clay Shoot
Benefitting the Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Elm Fork Shooting Sports
10751 Luna Road
Dallas, TX 75220
(888) 877-2447
www.bbbstx.org

Date: Aug. 15, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Called “golf with a gun,” clay shooting is a lot of fun. It takes good hand-eye coordination and this event is a great way to share a sport that is often overlooked when it comes to pairs and team sporting. The event will be broadcasted live by radio personality Gordon Keith of the “Ticket.” The fees are $150 per shooter, $225 for parent/child team, $600 for a four-man team and $1,100 to $10,000 for exclusive sponsorships.

22nd Annual Clay Shoot
Benefitting the Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Alpine Shooting Range
5842 Shelby Road
Ft. Worth, TX 76140
(972) 573-2363
www.bbbstx.org

Date: Aug. 23, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is an excellent opportunity to share your love of the great outdoors by participating in the 22nd Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Clay Shoot. This specific event benefits the Bigs Outdoors Mentoring Program, which pairs adults who love the outdoors with children who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to enjoy leisure time outside. For more information, contact clayshoot@bbbstx.org. The fee is $150 per shooter, $225 for parent/child team, $600 for a four-man team, $125 for a four-person golf cart and $1,100 to $5,000 for exclusive sponsorships.

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A Night to Remember featuring Aretha Franklin
Benefitting CitySquare
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 303-2138
www.citysquare.org/events/respect

Date: Sept. 6, 2014 at 8 p.m.

The queen of soul lends her voice to support CitySquare and help end poverty. More than 70,000 Dallas residents benefit from CitySquare’s 14 different programs. These programs range from life skills classes, pre-employment training to a health clinic, food pantry and permanent supportive housing. For more information, contact Jill Williams at jwilliams@citysquare.org. Tickets range from $50 to $250. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $50,000.

City House Masquerade Ball
Benefitting City House
Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 424-4626
www.cityhouse.org

Date: Sat., Sept. 6, 2014, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Started by two Plano ISD teachers, City House has provided emergency shelter and transitional residential services for area children, young adults and their families for 26 years. Former Dallas Cowboys Randy White and Ed “Too Tall” Jones serve as honorary chairs for this annual event that benefits City House. Masks are optional for this cocktail-attired event which includes a silent auction. Tickets are $150 with sponsorship levels ranging from $3,000 to $30,000. For more information, contact Rob Scichilli at robs@cityhouse.org or Chey Reynolds at creynolds@cityhouse.org.

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Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com 
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