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Denton Annual Doing the Most Good Luncheon

Former NFL Quarterback and Sports Anchor Babe Laufenber Guest Speaker

DENTON (March 31, 2015)—Former CBS 11 sports anchor and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg will be the guest speaker at The Salvation Army’s Annual Doing the Most Good Luncheon at the University of North Texas’ Apogee Stadium, Club Level, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 7.

The Doing the Most Good Luncheon takes place to raise funds for the many programs provided by The Salvation Army in Denton like a food pantry, emergency shelter program, community kitchen and more.

"It's not just about fundraising,” said luncheon co-chair Rebecca Fredrickson, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction for Texas Women’s University. “It's also about saying thank you to all the people that help The Salvation Army. “There are so many people in Denton with big servants’ hearts. And, that's such a blessing,” she said.

The organization’s largest program in Denton is its emergency shelter, which served 478 men women, and children last year. In addition to a safe place to sleep at night, the shelter offers dinner, showers, breakfast, and a sack lunch.

The Salvation Army also operates an Extended Stay Shelter Program, which was utilized by 170 men, women, and children last year.

Donations from the luncheon help to provide funding for the shelter, the food pantry and local programs. Last year, The Salvation Army in Denton County also provided 2,178 meals for clients and the community through the Kindness, Acceptance, Respect and Essentials (K.A.R.E.) Kitchen.

"The luncheon provides The Salvation Army with an opportunity to update the community on our accomplishments and our goals for the upcoming year,” said luncheon co-chair Rennea Howard, Account Executive for the Denton Record-Chronicle. “We are so grateful for the generosity of the Denton community - for volunteering their time, for their many donations and for their continued support. Together, we are able to accomplish Doing The Most Good,” she said.

Babe Laufenberg played eight years in the NFL as a quarterback for several teams. He went on to lead an extensive career in broadcasting.

"I am honored to speak at this year's Doing the Most Good Luncheon, supporting an organization known for making a meaningful difference in the Denton community,” said Laufenberg. “I have always appreciated the focus brought to The Salvation Army and its important work during the Cowboys' halftime show on Thanksgiving Day. The Red Kettle Campaign helps provide much-needed food, shelter and social services to millions across the country and tens of thousands right here in North Texas. Offering domestic violence, rehabilitation and youth programs, The Salvation Army inspires hope... and I'm proud to be a part of that effort."

                Luncheon tickets start at $60, if purchased in advance. Tables are available. For reservations or ticket information, please contact Teresa Starrett at (940) 391-5115.

Denton Annual Doing the Most Good Luncheon
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