Events for 2015/2016

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.

  • Life Strategies Workshop for the Special Needs Family

    Life Strategies Workshop - June 2015

    Please take a few moments review this opportunity coming to DRI in late June. We believe you will find the content extremely beneficial and worthwhile.
  • Summer Camps

    Summer Camp

    Day Camp: June 15-19, 2015 | $200.00 FULL
    Overnight Camp: June 14-19, 2015 | $550.00 FULL

    Day Camp: July 13-17, 2015 | $200.00
    Overnight Camp: July 12-17, 2015 | $550.00

    Camp is a great way to learn about DRI and to participate in our great programs, such as vocational training, social skills classes, life skills classes, exercise, and much more!

    Campers will be involved in the processing line with the vocational program, as well as participating in activities throughout the day at the activity center. Additionally, we will have the HSU Six White Horses, movie night, and a picnic on the patio during camp. Ages for camp is 18 and above.

    Life skills and peer relationships will also be enhanced after a week at camp. DRI is a place for hope and a bright future. If you, or a family you know, are looking for camp for a loved one who has special needs, please contact us.

    We also offer respite care at any time during the year.

    Contact information for the camp or respite care:

    Becky Moody, Senior Director of Programs
    Disability Resources, Inc.
    3602 N. Clack
    Abilene, TX 79601
    325-829-5200
    bmoody@driabilene.org
  • 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!
  • West Texas Dove Classic - September 18-20
    West Texas Celebrity Dove Hunt

    2015 will mark the 15th 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.

    Please call 325-677-6815 if you would like to be added to the dove hunt mailing list.


    Date:

    September 18-20, 2015

    Place:

    Selected West Texas ranches
  • Pumpkin Patch - Entire month of October
    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



  • San Antonio Dinner - October 12
    Mark your calendar and save the date for the 28th Annual San Antonio Dinner.

    Date

    October 12, 2015


  • CSCD Benefit Golf Tournament - October 16
    Golf Tournament

    Description:

    10th Annual CSCD Golf Tournament benefiting DRI

    In its 9th 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 16, 2015

    Location:

    Abilene Country Club

    Time:

    Lunch served from 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    1:00 PM shotgun start

  • Big Country Christmas Concert - December 5 (Free Admission!)
    The concert will be held Saturday, December 5th, 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 Saturday, December 5th, at 7:00 p.m.

    Date:

    December 5, 2014

    Time:

    7-9pm

    Place:

    Paramount Theatre, Downtown, Abilene, Texas

    Admission Price:

    FREE!
  • Big Country Celebrity Ultimate Hunt - February 11-13 2016

    February 11-13, 2016

    West Texas hospitality at its best. This "signature event" for DRI, will mark its 27th anniversary in 2016. 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.

    Returning 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, 2016 and October 31, 2016.

    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 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Abilene Civic Center. You do NOT have to be present to win.

    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 $3,200,000 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