Kicking off the FunFest 25th Anniversary is the Jail Break 5K, a fun run raising money to help restore the historic Calaboose in downtown Royce City. After the dust of the race settles, participants will be able to see Old West gunfights, a Doggie Contest sponsored by Brushy Creek Retrievers, live music, pie-eating contests, a kids' zone with a zipline, and a Microfest brimming with craft beers.
Founded in 2002, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas provides support and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters and police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The non-profit foundation covers 16 counties in North Texas, which comprises more than 23,000 police and firefighters. To raise funds throughout the year for such an expansive area, Guns & Hoses hosts numerous charitable events, including an annual boxing tournament, golf tournament, and football championship between competitors from the police and fire departments.
Parkinson Voice Project (PVP) aims to preserve the voices and ability to swallow in people with Parkinson's disease and related neurological disorders using intensive voice therapy and follow-up support. The Speak Out full-treatment plan teaches patients to speak loudly and with intent over four to five weeks of group and individual sessions. Following the treatment, licensed master's-level speech-language pathologists run weekly groups so that patients can maintain the ability to speak and swallow. The Vivacious Voices group targets women, the 12 Angry Men group is for upper-level men, a choral group infuses exercises with song, the Power Hour group offers one-on-one attention, and Tuesday Night Talkers works with a young onset group. Since its inception, PVP has completed more than 12,000 free treatment sessions with patients with Parkinson's disease.
My Personal Valet assists its clients with the time-consuming demands of day-to-day life by providing valuable life-management services. Mundane to-do lists filled with appliance-repair appointments, light housekeeping, and shopping tasks get cheerfully checked off under the care of a professional, experienced assistant. For home offices hidden under piles of paperwork, assistants can also complete cumbersome clerical tasks, including filing, bill payments, mail sorting, and out-of-office errands involving running to the post office or taking churlish computers for leisurely strolls around the park. My Personal Valet’s accommodating aides receive background checks, are bonded and insured, and respect each client’s privacy, providing a discreet assistant service for high-profile customers and undercover extraterrestrial citizens.
Hosted by former Dallas Cowboys Jay Novacek and Kevin Smith, Sportz Partnerz's ESPN "Lunch with a Legend" events invite fans to meet, greet, and eat with a selection of NFL players and veterans in private luncheons with no more than 100 attendees. Rudy's chefs barbecue infinite amounts of brisket, sausage, and chicken to fuel mingling among fans and football stars. The intimate event allows lunchers to get close enough to smell the fame for 90 minutes of posing for photographs, listening to NFL stories, and snagging barbecue-sauce-smeared autographs. The roster of NFL guests will vary by day and location, and a complete list will be available upon registration.