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.
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,”
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.
Salvation Army also operates an Extended Stay Shelter Program, which was
utilized by 170 men, women, and children last year.
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.
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.
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."
start at $60, if purchased in advance. Tables are available. For reservations
or ticket information, please contact Teresa Starrett at (940) 391-5115.