Events for 2014/2015

In order to keep our services affordable for our folks and their families, Disability Resources Incorporated relies on special event fundraisers throughout the year. From a golf tournament, to hunting events, live concerts, and a pumpkin patch, DRI has events for young, old and everyone in between. Funds raised from our special events help support our wide range of services, therapies and other opportunities for the care and general well-being of our folks. DRI is so grateful for the faithful support of our donors and sponsors.

  • Second Tuesday Worship with the Folks - Second Tuesday of Every Month

    Worship with the Folks

    Come Worship with Us! At 7:00 pm the second Tuesday of every month come to our activity center and join the Folks at DRI in worship.

    The message is provided by a different area pastor each week.

    The Folks will lead in scripture reading and prayer.

    We love having guests come visit us.

    Hope to see you the second Tuesday of every month!
  • Big Country Christmas Concert - December 6 (Free Admission!)
    The concert will be held Saturday, December 6th, from 7-9 pm, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene.

    Nothing puts us in the Christmas spirit more than Christmas music. This year, The Big Country Christmas Concert will be no exception.

    We are excited to announce that this year’s concert will serve as our “Thank You” to Abilene and the Big Country for their support of DRI over the past year. The concert will feature the critically acclaimed Harvey McFadden performing as Elvis. In addition to his traditional and popular Elvis tribute, Harvey will also perform a variety of Gospel and Christmas music. Joining Harvey on stage will be the world famous Macedonia Baptist Church Choir. And of course, the show would not be complete without holiday music performed by our very own DRI Bell Peppers Handbell Choir. This is sure to be an evening to remember!

    Because this is a “Thank You” event admission is absolutely free.

    The show will be held at the historic Paramount Theater, in beautiful downtown Abilene, on December 6th, at 7:00 p.m.

    Date:

    December 6, 2014

    Time:

    7-9pm

    Place:

    Paramount Theatre, Downtown, Abilene, Texas

    Admission Price:

    FREE!
  • Big Country Celebrity Ultimate Hunt - February 2015 (***Check Out the New Details about Friday's Dinner!)
    West Texas hospitality at its best. This "signature event" for DRI, will mark its 26th anniversary in 2015. Celebrities, hunters and guides and dogs join up to hunt quail 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. Whether you're a seasoned hunter, or just starting out in the sport, this weekend is one you don't want to miss.

    New to our Ultimate Hunt this year, DRI would like to invite you to sponsor the Friday Night Shooter Soiree and Dinner at the Abilene Civic Center.

    As a Soiree sponsor you will be treated to a fun-filled evening of excellent food, unique entertainment, and new and renewed friendships.

    Sponsorship of the soiree makes you eligible to win one of three amazing door prizes donated by Chattaronga Safaris. These prizes include a 10-day Cape Buffalo hunt, a 10-day Sable Hunt. And the grand prize is a 21-day, Big 6 African Safari!

    21-DAY BIG 6 HUNT: All-inclusive for one hunter and one observer.
    10-DAY HUNTS: All-inclusive for one hunter.

    INCLUDED IN EACH HUNT:
    • Accommodations, including full board
    • Liquor and beverages served in camp
    • Laundry
    • Full-time service of experienced Big 6 professional hunters, trained staff, trackers and skinners
    • Field preparation of trophies
    • All transport within and between the hunting areas
    • All hunting licenses
    • Pick-up and drop-off at international airport closest to the area in which you hunt
    • All per day hunting rates
    • All tariffs including VAT (Value Added TAX)

    NOT INCLUDED:
    • International and domestic flights to Johannesburg
    • Dipping, packing, taxidermy and shipping
    • Accommodations before and after the safari
    • Tips, telephone calls, souvenirs

    Daily rates apply for extra hunters or observers.

    Hunts must be taken between March 1, 2015 and October 31, 2015.

    Soiree Sponsorship packages are $1,000 each and include dinner for two people Friday night and one door prize entry.

    You can buy soiree sponsorships from DRI by calling 325-677-6815. The soiree is limited to only 250 sponsorships.

    The soiree dinner and door prize drawing are Friday, February 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Abilene Civic Center. You do NOT have to be present to win.

    For more information about the soiree, see our brochure.

    For more information about Chattaronga Safaris, please visit their website.

    The Big Country Celebrity Ultimate Hunt is a major fundraiser for DRI, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization providing residential care, vocational training and recreational activities for adults with intellectual disabilities. All proceeds will help provide these services for our very special folks.

    The Ultimate Hunt is the largest special event fundraiser for DRI. Since its inception, the hunt has raised more than $2,750,000 for the care of the DRI folks.

    To join us on the Ultimate Hunt, please email us at info@driabilene.org.

    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