Perks

February 21, 2013

Image One of the great things about my job and the covering the nonprofit beat, is the awesome events that area organizations put together as fundraisers and that I, from time to time, am privileged enough to attend.

Last week was a case in point. On Thursday night, Valentine's Day, my wife and I attended the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent's Sweetheart Charity Ball. We have been to all three of these events since its inception and this year's was once again fabulous.

Then the next night, I had the honor of being on the Victoria Advocate Knowledge Bowl team, a fundraiser for the Victoria Adult Literacy Council. We -- teammates Lisa Davis, Angel Licon and Manuel Zamora -- met our goal of not finishing last with a solid 18th place among the 27 adult teams entered. Woo hoo!

The point is...watch our online calendar and calendar in the paper. Watch for announcements of upcoming events. There are some good times ahead for good causes, and you too can be a part of it.