February fundraiser roundup: Heroes & Legends, Mardi Gras Party, Beerology, Symphony Ball, more
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Check here for fun ways to give back to good causes in February.
Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Mark Madrid, executive director of the Latino Business Action Network, will be the featured speaker at the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Feb. 2.
The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St.
Tickets are $35.
Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the center, 1200 Streit Drive.
The party will feature science facts about beer and beer-related activities, tastings and food, plus live music by Eddie Esler.
Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers.
8 for Tate
Eight regional and local country bands will join forces for a concert benefitting a popular Amarillo musician.
8 for Tate begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Piehl Barn, 900 Farm-to-Market Road 2381 in Bushland.
The lineup includes co-headliners Ricochet (warning: auto-play music at link) and Jackson Tillman, plus Lindsey Lane, Friends & Family of Nick Tate, Stacy Jean & The Velvet Buzzsaws, Seth Ward & The Silence, Mike Chism & Hollow Point and Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade.
The event benefits Nick Tate, who suffered a heart attack following a recent surgery. Tate previously played guitar both with Tillman and Ricochet.
Tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple. The party includes a pulled-pork dinner (with additional $10 charge), and BYOB alcohol is allowed. A silent auction and raffle also will be held.
Roots and Wings Banquet
The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.
Shipp is a youth advocate from Oklahoma City known for his TED Talk "Every Kid is One Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story."
Tickets are by donation only. Proceeds benefit ACH's effort to provide a home for more than 40 children living in foster care.
Downtown Candlelight Valentine's Ball
A romantic evening in downtown Amarillo will benefit Amarillo Housing First.
The evening will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres from Leal's Mexican Restaurant, a chocolate fountain, a cash bar and a digital photo booth. Amarillo jazz band The Fwoops will perform for a dance.
Tickets are $20 and benefit AHF's efforts to assist chronically homeless individuals find permanent housing. Sponsorship tables are available for 10 for $500.
The Amarillo Symphony Guild's annual Symphony Ball, this year themed "Midnight in the Garden," is set for Feb. 10.
The gala will feature a formal catered dinner, presentation of belles and beaux, and dancing to the music of The Dr. Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon & The Music People Luv Orchestra Show Band.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St.
Tickets are $175. Proceeds benefit the guild's education projects.
Good Scout Luncheon
Vice Admiral Walter "Ted" Carter, the superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, will give the keynote speech at the annual Good Scout Luncheon.
The lunch is set for 11:15 a.m. Feb. 13 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.
The Piehl family and Mark White will be honored for their service to Boy Scouts.
Admission is free, but reservations are requested.
Go Red for Women Luncheon
The Amarillo Go Red for Women Luncheon is scheduled for Feb. 14.
The event, which benefits the American Heart Association, will feature a health expo in addition to the meal. It will focus on the prevention of heart disease and strokes, which cause one in three deaths among women each year.
The luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.
Tickets are $75.
Mardi Gras Party
The party begins at 7 p.m. in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.
It will feature a Cajun menu from Chefs Delvin Wilson and Alfonso Armstrong, music by Insufficient Funds, casino games and a live and silent auction.
Tickets are $60 or $400 for tables of eight; sponsorships begin at $500. Proceeds benefit FSS's work with domestic violence and sexual assault intervention and prevention, behavioral health, veteran resources, family strengthening and violence prevention in schools and the community.
The Amarillo Better Business Bureau's annual Torch Awards will take a new approach this year.
Instead of bringing in a keynote speaker, the celebration will feature casino tables, a silent auction, live music, food booths, a cash bar and more.
The party begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St.
Tickets are $100, with sponsorship levels at $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000.
Heroes and Legends
The event is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.
The players were teammates on a Cowboys squad that won three Super Bowl championships.
Limited tickets are $150 each, and sponsorships are available. Proceeds benefit the Bridge's work with children in need.