Get ready for the 38th Annual Celebrity Serve Benefit on April 3

It’s time to start planning to attend the 38th Annual Celebrity Serve Benefit that supports programs and workshops provided by ESCAPE Family Resource Center.

This year we invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 3 in Union Station in Minute Maid Park as we “Get into the Game for the Kids.”  Attire will be Casual Chic and the evening of great food and fun will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Valet parking will be available on Crawford Street.  

 “We are so happy to have Roseann Rogers and Lara Bell chair our event this year, with Joan Schnitzer Levy and Gerald Franklin making the transition to chairs emeritus,” said Fritz Guthrie, CEO at ESCAPE Family Resource Center.  “We are creating some new auction packages, have a fun new Popcorn Surprise Package, and will continue with our ever-popular Heads or Tails.  Big board and live auction items will highlight the evening as well.”

Both Lara and Roseann are delighted to move from their role as celebrity servers for the past 22 years to the positions of co-chairs.

“This is a great organization and we need more people to come out and support them.  As we know, children don’t come with an instruction book, so we are delighted to support ESCAPE as they work to enhance parenting skills across the greater Houston area,” said Bell.

As in the past, local sports and media celebrities will be on hand to help guests make the most of the evening.  A few surprises are in the works, so stay tuned to social media for announcements of those folks who will be joining us.

Proceeds of the evening go to fund the parenting classes, workshops and other programs that ESCAPE Family Resource Center provides to families in the community in an effort to eliminate child abuse and neglect.

 “Sponsorship levels for the event are available from the $25,000 to $1,000 levels, and individual tickets are just $300,” said Rogers.  “At this price, we hope that some of the newest members of Houston’s workforce will be able to join us and get involved with an organization that is making a difference for kids in our community.”

During the evening, Occidental Petroleum will be honored for their continued contributions to ESCAPE Family Resource Center. 

“The employees from OXY have been phenomenal,” said Guthrie.  “They have helped us plan and work at our events, have helped us move furniture, and have donated over $40,000 to support our programming during the past year.  They are an extraordinary group of fine people.”

For more information about “Get in the Game for the Kids,” please visit and register to join us on April 3.

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