Events for 2011-2012
7th Annual CSCD Golf Tournament benefiting DRIIn its thirteenth year, the Disability Resources Incorporated Invitational Golf Tournament will merge with and be hosted by the Taylor County Adult Probation Office's annual tournament. All proceeds from the new tournament will benefit the folks at DR!. We are excited at the opportunity to bring together both organizations' sponsors and golfers, and look forward to a successful future.
Date:October 19, 2012
Location:Abilene Country Club
Time:Lunch served from 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
1:00 PM shotgun start
Flyer:Click here to download the flyer
West Texas Dove Classic
2012 will mark the 12th annual West Texas Dove Classic, benefiting Disability Resources Incorporated. Join hunters from all over Texas who come together for three days of exceptional dove hunting on beautiful West Texas ranches. Headquartered at Dr. Norm Dozier’s stunning White Rock Lodge, this unique event also incorporates special activities like target shooting and archery for the folks at DRI. Sponsorships and hunters are now being accepted. See attached flyer for more information.
Please call 325-677-6815 if you would like to be added to the dove hunt mailing list.
Date:September 21-23, 2012
Place:Selected West Texas ranches
Time:10:00 am each morning
Flyer:Click here to download the flyer
The Pumpkin Patch is an annual fundraiser for DRI. For the whole month of October, seven days a week, our DRI folks and staff, along with hundreds of volunteers, work the Patch. The DRI lawn is decorated with props, swings, hay bales and thousands of pumpkins. The pumpkins come in all sizes…from small pie pumpkins to huge 80 pound pumpkins. School groups and children of all ages come out to our campus to take part in the free hayrides around the campus, enjoy story time, purchase their pumpkins, and take pictures. Last year, over 10,000 people visited during the month to purchase their fall pumpkins and take advantage of the wonderful photo opportunities. The patch is open to the public daily. Large groups please call to reserve your time. 325-677-6815
Date:Sept. 29 - October 31, 2012
Open:Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.
San Antonio Dinner
In October of 2012, the San Antonio Dinner will mark its 25th anniversary. In 1987, a small group of DRI supporters and parents of DRI residents, headed up by Mae and Presley Orsburn, began this very successful fundraiser for DRI. At the upcoming dinner we will honor the dedication and hard work of Mae and Presley, along with the other founders, who have played a major role in the event’s success for all of the 25 years. In addition to celebrating the generosity of these faithful supporters, the elegant evening will include a wonderful meal, quilt raffle, and a silent auction.
DateOctober 1, 2012
Schedule of Events6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Silent Auction & DRI Product Sales
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Program
TicketsIndividual - $100
Silver Table Sponsor - $1000 (seating for up to 12 people)
Big Country Christmas Concert
Due to last year’s overwhelming response, Disability Resources Incorporated is bringing back The Quebe Sisters Band for our annual Big Country Christmas Concert. The concert will be held on December 6th, from 7-9 pm, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene. Winner of the Western Swing Album of the Year, The Quebe (pronounced “Kuay-bee”) Sisters Band has taken the American music scene by storm. The three sisters, Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe have appeared in concert with Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel, The Gatlin Brothers, Riders in the Sky, and Marty Stuart. Also performing that night will be the Disability Resources’ own Bell Peppers Handbell Choir. Tickets are only $10 each, and can be purchased from Disability Resources. You’d better hurry, though…we are expecting another sellout crowd this year!
Date:December 6, 2012
Place:Paramount Theatre, Downtown, Abilene, Texas
Tickets:Advance tickets: $10
Contact:325-677-6815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Country Celebrity Ultimate Hunt
West Texas hospitality at its best. This "signature event" for DRI, will mark its 24th anniversary in 2013. Celebrities, hunters and guides and dogs join up to hunt quail and chukar during this two-day event. A sporting clay shoot competition to help sharpen skills will kick off the fun on the first day of the hunt, and you won't want to miss the GNAT shotgun game on Saturday afternoon. Parties, auctions, and wonderful meals are enjoyed in the evenings. Fellowship and camaraderie abound among hunters who return year after year. Whether you're a seasoned hunter, or just starting out in the sport, this weekend is one you don't want to miss.
See the Hunter Brochure for new 1-day hunt pricing.
This is the largest special event fundraiser for DRI. Since its inception, the hunt has raised over $2,500,000 for the care of the DRI folks.
You won’t want to miss this exciting weekend of ultimate hunting!
• Experience world famous West Texas hospitality
• Excellent hunting on beautiful West Texas ranches
• Great food
• Fun activities and events
• Special hotel room rates
• Commemorative gifts
Call 325-677-6815 for sponsorship info, or to reserve your place.
Date:February 8-9, 2013
Sponsorship and Hunter Information:Hunter Brochure
Jordan Francis was just a high school student at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas when her class visited DRI during Spring Break. She was so moved with the work that we are doing at Disability Resources, that she wanted to do something to help. Four years ago the Annual Plano Dinner was born. This casual barbecue dinner is planned and sponsored by Jordan and her family. Over 200 guests came to hear about the DRI story this last year. Students gave moving testimonials and the DRI Bell Pepper Handbell Choir performed. Not only does the evening raise awareness for DRI, but it also raises much-appreciated funding for our programs. Although Jordan is now in college, she and her family plan to carry on this wonderful tradition. Disability Resources is so grateful for supporters like the Francis family.
Help support Disability Resources’ outstanding work with developmentally disabled individuals. Come join us for a fabulous dinner, learn more about DRI, and enjoy a special presentation by the DRI Handbell Choir.