Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children treats Texas children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.
The hospital was established in 1921 when a group of Texas Masons approached Dallas’ first orthopedic surgeon Dr. W. B. Carrell about caring for children regardless of the family’s ability to pay, that mission continues today. It's through generous donations and community support that allow this giving spirit to thrive.
More than not, most of us fail to recognize the importance of supporting these types of charitable organizations. That realization hit home today after finding out that five children in Wink have undergone surgery at the hospital and continue to receive treatments.
It's been thrown around for some time to have a benefit where the proceeds collected would be donated to the Scottish Rite Hospital. Finally, that day has come.
Wink will be hosting the 1st Annual CO-ED Slow Pitch Softball Tournament to benefit Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. This event will take place on August 1st and 2nd. We only have space for 20 teams, so make sure you register by July 30th. Interested teams can contact Bud Medina, local organizer, 432-527-3468. If you'd like to make a charitable donation you can mail that to: Scottish Rite Fund, P O BOX 733, Wink, TX, 79789.