4.05.2014

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#3....#2....#1 JACK HOOPER :)

3RD ANNUAL
JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY

Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex

From Jack's brother Will...read on Friday to Will's 5th grade class:


April is Autism Awareness month.  And today my school is celebrating Autism Awareness by wearing Turtle Wing Foundation shirts in support of their work to help children and families affected by Autism.  Turtle Wing Foundation is a non-profit organization started by my mom in honor of my brother, Jack.  Jack passed away 3 years ago of an unknown virus.  My brother was almost 10 years old and he was my best friend.  Jack was smart, funny, cool and had a mild form of Autism.  I never knew he was different, he didn’t know he was different….he was just Jack.  Autism is a developmental disability that affects more than 500,000 people in all parts of our world. Children with autism may have a different way of seeing, hearing or feeling things. More boys seem to have autism than girls, although both boys and girls have autism. Children with autism have difficulty communicating with others. Some children with autism have trouble talking. There are some people with autism who don't speak at all, others who speak sometimes, and some who talk just like you.  Jack talked all the time, he loved video games, his favorites were Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario & Luigi.  Jack also liked turtles, we once had 2 pet turtles, Hulk and Crush, they were fun to have but they got too big so we had to release them into our pond.  That is why my mom named her organization, Turtle Wing Foundation…turtle, for Jack’s love of turtles and Wing, for Heaven because Jack is now soaring with the angels.  My dad always says that Jack made us all better people.  So in honor of Autism Awareness month let’s remember to be better friends, better students, better sons & daughters.  And as my mom always says, “Let’s see each other through God’s eyes”.
 

4.04.2014

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#4 TURTLE WING HELPS KIDS!!!

3RD ANNUAL
JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY

Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex

Turtle Wing Foundation, with the help of their community partner Hatch, provides support to many students ranging in grade levels from Pre-K to high school.  Programs supported include Hatch Ahead, designed to boost the communication and social skills of early learners;  Fundamental Learning Labs, designed to help with math, reading and language skills and Catch-Up Sessions, designed for individuals who have gaps in their academic skills.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
www.TurtleWingFoundation.org



 

4.02.2014

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#5 SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS!!

3RD ANNUAL
JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY

Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex
 
Turtle Wing Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps children and families affected by Autism and other learning differences. The foundation helps advocate, fund services and provide needed support for these families.
 
 FACTS ABOUT AUTISM
  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

 For more information visit:
 

4.01.2014

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#6 SILENT AUCTION BIDDING!!!
@ THE 3RD ANNUAL

JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY
Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex

The silent auction will be held from 10am-2pm with a variety of items on which to bid.
Past items have included a day fishing trip, sports tickets and memorabilia, jewelry, crafts and one-of-a-kind treasures. This year, the auction will feature a unique art piece created with Eco-Artist Grant Manier. Grant along with 7 local students created an original "coolage" of the Texas flag.
 for more information visit:

3.31.2014

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#7 TURTLE RACES!!!
3RD ANNUAL
JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY
Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex

Turtle Race sales begin@10:30am
Turtle Race starts @ 2pm
 
 for more information visit:

3.30.2014

TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND THE JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK



#8 HOMERUNS!!!!!
3RD ANNUAL
JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY
Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex
 
Homerun Derby 10am-2pm/Finals @3pm
 Boys & Girls/ Men & Women of all ages are welcomed. Batters get nine swings for $20 Adults & $10 under 18 and can complete as many times as they choose.  The leader board will track of the top hitters. Winners receive special commemorative Turtle Wing medals donated by Trophy Tech (Flatonia, TX). Awards will be given in 13 age groups, from ages 6 & under to ages 50 & older.

 
for more information visit:

3.28.2014

TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND THE JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK


#9 KID ZONE- ALL DAY FUN FOR $10
Bounce Houses/Face Painting/Train rides/bubbles/obstacle courses/fingernail station

10:30 AM – 4 PM unlimited access for $10
3RD ANNUAL
JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY
Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex
 
for more information visit:


3.27.2014

Top 10 reasons to attend the 3rd annual JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY (#10)

#10 GET FIT FOR KIDS
run/walk/stroll the Turtle Wing 5K Fun Run at the 3rd annual
JACK HOOPER DAY AT THE BALLPARK & HOMERUN DERBY
Sunday April 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Schulenburg Sports Complex
 
register today at
On-site registration begins at 8 am and Run begins at 9 am
**receive a t-shirt, water bottle and swag bag full of awesome goods**