By Karyn Ho, Spirit of Texas Festival Publicity Committee
The Spirit of Texas Festival, presented by H-E-B Creamy Creations, is dedicated to giving back to the Brazos Valley community. Scheduled for March 23-25 at Wolf Pen Creek Park in College Station, part of the festival’s proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley.
“One of the main reasons Spirit of Texas was created is to bring attention to local charities,” said Cynthia Caronna, the Spirit of Texas Festival founder and executive director. “The Boys & Girls Club plays an important role in empowering youth in our community and helping them succeed in life. We strongly believe in supporting opportunities for the next generation so the selection of the Boys & Girls Club as one of the recipients of the festival’s proceeds is a natural fit with the festival’s vision.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley currently serves 2,417 youth in the Brazos Valley and the organization’s leaders hope to be able to create more opportunities for young people and increase teen attendance. The organization has a mission to provide children and young people with a safe learning space, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, and life-enhancing programs and experiences addressing important issues that young people face, including academic success, good character, citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
Nancy Dee, the Brazos Valley Boys & Girls Club’s Vice President of Community Relations, said the club has always encouraged an interest in math and science among club members through their Boys & Girls Club STEM initiatives. She is thrilled that the organization’s members will get to spend time exploring the festival’s Idea Village, a series of educational pods featuring hands-on learning activities for school-aged children.
For further information about the Spirit of Texas Festival, check out the festival’s website at https://sotxfest.com/ or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spiritoftxfest. Find out how to get involved and volunteer here.