VCC Cares Golf Tournament

 

Community Connections

 

Community Connections is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities and their families.  Many children with special needs live in a cycle of school and therapy with little opportunity for extra-curricular activity.  At the same time, families of children who are diagnosed with disabilities often lack education and a support network.  Community Connections was established in 2005 when Todd and Amy Denton (owners of Pediatrics Plus Therapy Services) and some of their staff saw that many children with disabilities did not have the opportunity to play sports and participate in the arts like their siblings and peers.  From this need, Community Connections was created to provide extra-curricular activities for children with disabilities and support for their families.

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2015 - Courtney Leach and Todd Denton of Community Connections accepting donation check from Sam Alley


2016 - Courtney Leach of Community Connections accepting donation check from Sam Alley 

 

Arkansas Children's Hospital 

                        

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas. Known for being one of the largest pediatric medical providers in the United States, ACH proudly provides world-class medical care to children and families throughout Arkansas and surrounding areas.

ACH is committed to upholding the highest standards of medical care and professionalism. In order to achieve this commitment, ACH holds themselves accountable to far greater principles than any other pediatric healthcare provider in the country. Their pediatric subspecialists have helped patients from all points across Arkansas and beyond achieve some of the most inspiring recovery stories – all because of their unwavering dedication to seeing their patients heal and reach optimal health.

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2015 - Fred Scarborough and Jennifer Selig of Arkansas Children's Hospital accepting donation check from Sam Alley

Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation

The purpose of the Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation is to support people with Cerebral Palsy (“CP”) with a focus on assisting children with CP, the families of children with CP, or any individual impacted by CP in maximizing independence.
One aspect of assisting children with CP is simply raising awareness of what CP is and what CP is not. In that regard it is expected that certain volunteers of the Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation may advocate or assist in providing general education to the public regarding CP. The education may be delivered through live presentation, video recorded presentation distributed via internet, webpage design with appropriate detailed information and links, and the more traditional hard copy printed material. Alyssa believes that in order to reach maximum independence an individual must first be accepted and included in society and part of creating an environment of inclusively (especially in the preteen and teenage years) is dispelling with any myths or concerns through education.

Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation Website

 

 

Kipp DFW

KIPP began in 1994 with a powerful idea: to create a classroom that helped children develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits necessary to succeed in college and build a better tomorrow for their communities. Founders Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin opened the first two KIPP middle schools in 1995, KIPP Academy in Houston, Texas, and KIPP Academy in The Bronx, New York. By 1999, these original KIPP charter schools were among the highest-performing schools in their respective communities. 

The mission of KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools is to equip students from educationally under-resourced communities with the knowledge, skills, and character traits to succeed in college and positively impact our community.  KIPP DFW consists of five Pre-K through 8th grade open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 1900 students in southern Dallas.

  • 93% of KIPP DFW students are free and reduce price-lunch eligible
  • 100% of KIPP DFW students are Black and Latino
  • 93% of KIPP DFW students graduate from high school
  • 87% of KIPP DFW students are accepted to college (by comparison, less than 10% of low-income students graduate from college by their 20s)


KIPP DFW is currently in a $23 million campaign to expand to ten schools serving 5,000 Pre-K through 12 students in southern Dallas by 2021.

Kipp DFW Website

 

 


Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.

 We are honored to give back to a charity that does so much for our veterans.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation Website

 


Variety Texas

Variety has a long history of helping children in Texas. Through support of local children’s charities, to ensuring hospitals have adequate medical facilities and access to much needed items, to providing underprivileged children with their very own bicycle, to ensuring that children have a reason to celebrate over the holiday season…Variety meets is mission.

Today, Variety the Children’s Charity of Texas (a.k.a. Tent 17) is still dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of children all across North Texas. While we are still the “Heart of Show Business,” our members and volunteers now come not only from the entertainment industry…but also from a “variety” of business, industry and professional sources.

Variety Texas Website

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