AUSTIN, Texas (May 28, 2015) – Super Bowl champion and Austinite Drew Brees today announced that The Brees Dream Foundation is teaming up with Topgolf® on a June 28 fundraiser benefitting Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
“Austin is my hometown, and Brittany and I have wanted to find a way to get involved and give back,” said Brees. “Through the partnership with Topgolf, The Brees Dream Foundation can host a fun and impactful event to help children who have been victims of violent crime. Dell Children’s provides outstanding care for these kids but sadly their needs are growing. We are proud to partner with Topgolf and Dell Children’s Medical Center to help these children find the path to recovery from abuse.”
The fundraiser will take place at Topgolf Austin on Sunday, June 28 at 11 a.m. Participants will enter as a team of up to 10 people and will enjoy an afternoon of golf, competitive games, great food and much more fun and entertainment, including a silent auction. Guests will also have the opportunity to challenge Drew in several on-site games and have photos taken with the football star. Everyone in the community can participate by attending or simply purchasing a Vegas Competition ticket for $100. For the Vegas Competition winner, Topgolf has donated an all-expenses paid trip for four to the grand opening of Topgolf Las Vegas. Information and tickets can be found at www.breestopgolfchallenge.com.
The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 by Drew and Brittany Brees and is committed to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and providing care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. Topgolf, a golf entertainment venue that opened in Austin in May 2014, is also passionate about giving back to the community through fundraising support, associate volunteering and corporate donations. Topgolf and The Brees Dream Foundation are proud to partner to support child and adolescent healthcare services in Austin. Selecting Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas to benefit from the charitable event is a perfect fit with this mission.
Dell Children’s is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in the region, serving 46 counties with nearly 150,000 patient visits per year. It is a one-of-a-kind place that gives Central Texas families access to a wide range of healthcare services with a family centered approach that keeps child patients close to loved ones.
“Partnering with the Brees Dream Foundation and Topgolf is a great way for Dell Children’s Medical Center to further connect into our community and raise critical funds needed to help children who have been victims of child abuse,” said Kristi Katz of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. “Through the Brees Dream Foundation and Topgolf, we will be able to provide these kids and their families the opportunity to receive the care they need and reclaim their childhood.”
To sponsor or participate in the first annual “Brees Topgolf Challenge” event, please call 512- 236-1001 or visit www.breestopgolfchallenge.com.
About The Brees Dream Foundation
The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 with a mission to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. To date, we have proudly contributed over $22,000,000 globally to worthy causes and organizations. To learn more about the Brees Dream Foundation, please visit www.drewbrees.com and follow Drew Brees on Twitter at @DrewBrees. About Dell Children’s Medical Center Child Abuse Program Dell Children’s is the center of a wheel that extends across 46 counties in Central Texas. Young victims of child abuse often enter our world through the Emergency Room doors but not always. We serve as the primary resource for law enforcement, Center for Child Protection, Children’s Protective Services and many more agencies that serve children who have been abused. Working in partnership, each agency has a role to play and Dell Children’s is the home for this collaboration. Texas has the distinction of the most deaths by child abuse in the country. 151 children died in Texas last year and Travis County ranks among the highest in the nation for numbers of children identified as having been victims of child abuse. This must stop. Support for this program can literally save a child. From ensuring we have enough staff to care for these children to providing clothes.
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 16 locations serving more than 4 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale and playful experience, featuring an impressive food and beverage menu, music, games, climate-controlled hitting bays, and hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community through its Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties, and social and corporate events. To learn more about Topgolf, visit www.topgolf.com.