The Legacy of Harold C. Simmons celebrated at the 14th Annual Family Place Texas Trailblazer Awards
by Sharon Adams
Thu, Aug 21, 2014, 10:47 am
President and Mrs. George W. Bush are Distinguished Chairs The luncheon features a
conversation with Joe Torre, a Former All-Star Baseball
Player, Four-Time World Series Champion as Manager of the New York
Yankees and Incoming Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, interviewed by Dale
Hansen, WFAA Channel 8
The Family Place Texas Trailblazer Awards luncheon chairs Stephanie and Travis Hollman, Carol Seay and Stephanie Seay are thrilled to announce President and Mrs. George W. Bush as Distinguished Chairs of The Family Place Texas Trailblazer Awards
Luncheon this fall, which pays tribute to the Legacy of Harold C. Simmons as
the Texas Trailblazer Award honoree.
Texas Trailblazer Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant
contribution to the community. This year, The Family Place is honored to pay
tribute to the Legacy of Harold C.
Simmonsfor his support of The Family Place as well as the many,
many organizations, charities, hospitals and countless people who have
benefited from his unprecedented generosity.
for Wednesday, September 17th at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, the
luncheon features a conversation with Joe
Torre, a former All-Star baseball player, four-time World Series champion
as manager of the New York Yankees and incoming member of the Baseball Hall of
Fame. Inspired by his experiences of growing up as a witness to domestic
violence, Torre and his wife founded Safe at Home Foundation which operates a
number of domestic violence resource centers called Margaret’s Place, named
after his mother, in the greater New York City area. Dallas’ very own Dale Hansen, WFAA Channel 8 sports
newscaster and domestic violence prevention advocate, will conduct the
Flink, CEO, The Family Place, said, “I think I speak for all of the
nonprofits and charities that have been blessed by gifts from Harold C. Simmons
when I say thank you for being our angel and beacon of light over so many
years, for helping us to provide a good life for others and for understanding
the issues of our community and having the heart to help.”
Family Place is the largest domestic violence agency in the Metroplex and provides
safety, meals, medical care and counseling to families, women, men and children
to escape from domestic violence. And, though women and children represent the
majority of victims, men are affected as well—as victims, perpetrators,
witnesses and as bystanders. The comprehensive services that prevent violence
and fully support women, children and men on their path from fear to safety are
free. Last year’s event was a
complete sell-out, so now is the time to reserve your table or ticket.
Sponsorships and underwriting are available.