Twenty-Two charitable organizations from DFW were recognized for their efforts in enriching the lives of local children with personalized Dallas Stars jerseys.
“What distinguishes the Dallas Stars Foundation are the partnerships created and formed with each funding partner. These 22 organizations were chosen for their continued hard work and commitment to help build a better future for today’s youth,” said Kristin Reaugh, one of the board members of the Dallas Stars Foundation.
The foundation gave more than $211,000 in grant money in 2012, bringing their total close to $4 million since their creation in 1998.
“Tens of thousands of children have benefitted from the Foundations generosity and funds awarded by the Foundation have been used for a myriad of causes; such as funding sports equipment for after school programs, building a playroom for the Children's Hospital at Legacy, sending children to camp, buying a horse forchildren's therapy and building a playground at Dallas Life,” Reaugh said.
Wednesday night also marked the unveiling of the new Dallas Stars pizza that is now being featured on Sfuzzi’s menu. Current Stars assistant coach Paul Jerrard and Stars alumni Bob Bassen and Marty Turco were all in attendance to welcome Stars fans and pizza lovers alike.
“It was almost a no-brainer to come back to Dallas,” Marty Turco said. “It’s not a typical place you see hockey guys retire…but I think that’s a big credit to this community. Just to be back in town makes me and my family happy.”
The Dallas Stars pizza is available now. Organizations interested in applying for grants from the Dallas Stars Foundation can find the application here.
The Foundation relies solely on in-kind donations and fundraising events. Their goal is to raise more money, so more children are helped and the foundation continues to be a positive influence in the Dallas/Fort Worth community