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Blake Shelton Organizes 'Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert' At Chesapeake Energy Arena In Oklahoma City On May 29

Blake Shelton has organized and will headline the telethon "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" on May 29, to take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Reba and Vince Gill will also perform. Additional guests for the concert will be announced shortly.

The concert will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis. "Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy," Shelton said. "This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero."

The event will raise funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Working with their local community partners, United Way of Central Oklahoma will use the Fund for immediate, intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma following the tornadoes that devastated Moore earlier this week.


Born and raised in Oklahoma and currently residing in the city of Tishomingo, the recent tragedy that struck the state this week hit close to home for Shelton. The one way the country singer knew he could help immediately would be through the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" aiding the United Way of Central Oklahoma. This isn't the first time Shelton has reached out to those in the wake of tragedy in Oklahoma. In 2011, Shelton and long-time friend Reba went back home to Oklahoma to host the "Tornado Relief Concerts" for victims affected by the Atoka County tornadoes. The two-sold out concerts, which featured special guests and over two hours of entertainment, raised $500,000 for the Oklahoma victims. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on May 25. Tickets are $25, with a limit of eight per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at TicketMaster.com 

Special Telecast to Benefit the United Way Set for 9 p.m. ET/PT; NBC, Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT Will Also Air

 Tickets to Go on Sale Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. CT

Love's Travel Stops to Underwrite the Concert Cost

Tyler Budro Benefit

The Tyler Budro Benefit will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at the VFW Hall in Liberty, Texas.


  • Catfish plates with all the trimming will start serving at 11am for $8 per plate
  • Action begins at 2pm
  • Dance featuring music by Tommy Low and The Cimarron Band will be from 8pm - Midnight.  Tickets are $8 at the door

For more information or to donate items please contact:

Brandi Maughan @ 936-346-1982

Melisa Kitchen @ 281-229-5524

Brandy Budro-McCreight @ 936 - 346 - 2273

Monika Carouthers @ 936-776-2071

Monetary donations may be made at Hull State Bank: Tyler Budro Benefit Acct. - Acct# 1045210

Country Legends Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon 2015

Texas Children’s Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon 2015

YOU CAN MAKE YOUR ONLINE DONATION   Texas Children's Hospital is a part of the Children's Miracle Network

The money will also help facilitate patient care and education at Texas Children's Cancer Center, the largest pediatric hematology and oncology center in the nation.The success of the two day Radiothon can be accredited to the support of the presenting sponsors and Cox Media Group.

For more information about Cure Kids Cancer at Texas Children’s Hospital, visit Ways to Give.

The Holiday Shopping Card

VICTORY, a branch of the American Cancer Society, is a group of active, associate, and sustaining members founded in 1987 to raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services in the Houston area. With approximately 130 active members, incoming members make a four-year commitment to work year-round supporting our events, the Cattle Baron's Ball and the Holiday Shopping Card. To date, VICTORY has donated more than $32 million to our cause.

Our Cattle Baron's Ball is unique and is one of the top fundraising events in the United States for the American Cancer Society. Corporations, donors, vendors, and Houston's finest join together to put on a gala with top entertainers, Texas cuisine, games, and auctions.

The Holiday Shopping Card is Houston's most anticipated fall fundraising event. Shoppers donate a minimum of $70 to purchase a card and merchants ante up a 20% discount on their purchases during an eleven-day shopping spree. The Holiday Shopping Card is a win, win, win concept, which really works and benefits the buyer, the merchant, and the American Cancer Society.


VICTORY Presents the 2012 Holiday Shopping Cardshop. save money. save lives.The Holiday Shopping Card is a unique fundraising event sponsored by VICTORY, a volunteer fundraising branch of the American Cancer Society.Purchase the Holiday Shopping Card for a minimum contribution of $70, and you will get a 20% discount on regularly priced merchandise at hundreds of stores in Houston and the surrounding area!Mark your calendar!Thursday, October 25 – Sunday, November 4, 2012Online/Phone Sales: September 3 – October 12For information, please call 713-266-2205


The mission of the Houston SPCA is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and to free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.  For more than 88 years, the Houston SPCA has been an open door, a safe haven and defender for all animals.  For more information, call 713.869.SPCA or visit our web site at www.houstonspca.org.



Adoption Fees Waived on Cat and Kittens This Weekend Only!

This June, celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month with the Houston SPCA and give a homeless feline a second chance at life. To kick-off our “Stray Cat Strut” CATStravaganza, the Houston SPCA is waiving the adoption fee for approved adopters on ALL AristoCATS and AristoKITTENS from Thursday May 31st through Sunday, June 3rd!  Each one of our fancy felines has cat class style. They may have been found all alone and flat broke, but you can turn that around when you cross their path.  So come say “Hello” to all of our kitties, because we are sure there is one that will make your life complete.

Normal feline adoptions at the Houston SPCA range from $65-$75, however, the entire adoption package is valued at over $400.  Strut down to the Houston SPCA this weekendand take advantage of this major meow of savings!

To make sure that your new feline friend goes home with his/her best paw forward, each cat or kitten receives the following: 

  • A health evaluation, initial vaccinations and rabies vaccinations for felines three months and older
  • Spay / neuter surgery
  • Deworming
  • Microchipping with free lifetime registration
  • A complimentary overall wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospital
  • One free bag of cat / kitten food courtesy of Hill’s Science Diet
  • And, of course, a fantastic feline friend for life!

Head down to the Houston SPCA and choose the adoption option this weekend. The Houston SPCA is open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.




BP MS 150 Lonestar

  • Resolve to ride and raise funds and awareness for nearly 60,000 Texans impacted by multiple sclerosis.  
  • Log on to MS150.org to register for the 2012 BP MS 150 on April 21 and 22 and put those New Year’s fitness goals into high gear.
  • This annual two day fundraising ride brings together thousands of cyclists, volunteers and supporters who want to do something about MS now.
  • Don’t miss out on your chance to ride in the premiere cycling event in Texas and make a difference.
  • If you would like to make a donation to the ride, you can do that here.
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3rd Annual Knuckle Ball…A Pitch for Life


Country Music Superstars Trailer Choir, Chuck Wicks and Keith Anderson have teamed up withThe Joe Niekro Foundation for a weekend of festivities in Houston, TX, April 27th and 28th. It’s all in celebration ofthe 3rd Annual Knuckle Ball…A Pitch for Life, with proceeds benefitting brain aneurysm research, treatment and education.

Friday, April 27th will kick things off at Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar with a special acoustic, in the round performance,beginning at 8P. Patrons will hear hits like "Rockin’ the Beer Gutt" and "Shakin’ that Tailgate" from Trailer Choir,Stealing Cinderella, All I Ever Wanted and Old School from Chuck Wicks, and Every Time I Hear Your Name, Pickin’Wildflowers and Lost In This Moment from Keith Anderson. These hits plus many more will fill the stage and makecountry music memories, while attendees experience an up close and personal view of these country megastars.The festivities continue at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, April 28th as the entertainers will be joined by athletesfrom across the country at the 3rd Annual Knuckle Ball…A Pitch for Life, as they pay tribute to the beloved 13-yearHouston Astros All-Star, Joe Niekro. At the peak of his Major League Baseball pitching career, Joe Niekro wasfamous for his command of the knuckleball, a baseball pitch with an erratic, unpredictable motion. Like aknuckleball, Niekro’s life took an unpredictable path on October 27, 2006, when he died suddenly from a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Niekro served 22 years in the Major Leagues, 13 of those with the Houston Astros. He became the team’s first 20-game winner, and remains the all-time leader in wins among Astros pitchers. Teaming up with his brother, Hall ofFamer Phil Niekro, the two combined for 539 wins over their respective careers making them the most successfulbrother combination in Major League history.

In honor of his memory, daughter Natalie Niekro created The Joe Niekro Foundation, with a mission to raise fundsfor brain aneurysm research, treatment and help bring public awareness to this devastating condition affecting asmany as 1 in 15 people.

A number of Astros players, along with former MLB, NFL and NBA Stars, will be on hand at the black-tie gala,featuring a reception, formal dinner, silent and live auction (for a list of previous attendees, click here). Joe’sbrother and Hall of Fame pitcher, Phil Niekro will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, with a specialpresentation of The 2012 Joe Niekro Humanitarian Award to Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner and current Chairmanof the Board of the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority, J. Kent Friedman.

We invite you to join us for a weekend of fun as we raise money for a condition that is killing thousands every year.For tickets and more information on both events and The Joe Niekro Foundation, visit www.joeniekrofoundation.org/knuckleball.

WHEN: April 27th at 8PMCountry Music Concert featuring Trailer Choir, Chuck Wicks and Keith AndersonDan Electro’s Guitar Bar 1031 E. 24th St. Houston, TX 77009Tickets: $25

April 28th  at 6:36PMKnuckle Ball…A Pitch for Life (Joe Niekro’s #36 symbolizes the start time)Minute Maid Park501 Crawford Street Houston, Texas 77002Tickets: Individual Tickets start at $336 with table sponsorships ranging from $5,036-$25,036.

100K A Day To Run Cancer Away

Kevin Kline morning radio personality on The New 93Q and president of Snowdrop Foundation will attempt to run 100k (62 miles) per day around a .75 mile loop for 7 consecutive days starting Dec. 26, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012 to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer patients.

Why 62 miles? 62 miles per day is significant and stands for the number of beds being occupied by pediatric cancer patients at Texas Childre's Hospital.

Please join Snowdrop at the 100k to Run Cancer Away as a participant, you'll walk/run a distance you choose from a 5K to 100K at Stafford Centre | Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center.

Run Times:6am to approximatley 7pm each day possibly 9pm later in the run. 


11th Annual Houston Buddy Walk®

The Down Syndrome Association of Houston is celebratingits 11th Annual Buddy Walk® on
  • Saturday December 3, 2011 from 8am to 12pm
  • Diamond Lot atThe Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston

Expected to attend areover 6,000 participants from the Houston and surrounding areas. The one-mile walk aroundthe Minute Maid Park kicks off at 9:00 am. Following the Walk, participants will enjoy a morningof fun and celebration with live music, arts & crafts, games, clowns, refreshments andmore. The day’s festivities will begin with an awards ceremony at 8:00am followed by theBuddy Walk at 9am which celebrates the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.

Performing live this year on our stage will be Nashville Recording Artist Amanda Nagurney(http://www.amandanagurney.com/), the DSAH Pantomime Troop and the VECVHS andNIMITZ Steppers Club. This year registration to walk continues to be FREE but we are accepting donations to reach our goal. You can visit www.houstonbuddywalk.org to make a donation or register to walk.

About the Buddy WalkThe Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide rangeof concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family and co-workers to promote awareness and inclusion for peoplewith Down syndrome. This event has three primary goals: 1) To promote acceptance and inclusion of peoplewith Down syndrome. 2) To raise funds locally and nationally for education, research and advocacy programs; and3) To enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local and nationalpolicy and practice. It has grown from 17 walks to nearly 300 expected in 2011 across the country and around theworld. Last year alone, 285,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk! They raised more than $11.2 million to benefitlocal programs and services as well as the national advocacy initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. It is a wonderful,heart-warming event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome.Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, come and join aBuddy Walk in your local community!

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