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This Saturday, Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings And Meet Wade Smith!

Join Wade this Saturday, February 16, 2013 for a free autograph signing when you purchase food at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Rice Village. Eat at BWW all day long and present this flyer (printable or on your mobile device), and 10% of your food purchase will benefit The Wade Smith Foundation!

Wade will be signing autographs from 1-2pm as a thank you to his fans and WSF supporters.
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Reading With The Pros – December

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Houston Texan Wade Smith, his Houston Texan teammates and  The Wade Smith Foundation will Young Elementary School for an hour of reading with Houston children in an effort to promote literacy and education. Staff will also be on hand again to complete library card registrations with the Houston Public Library system.

  • Young Elementary School (3555 Bellfort St, Houston, TX 77051) – 9 AM – 10 AM

These appearances are closed to the public. Any interested media should contact VP Summer Galvez at summerg@wadesmithfoundation.org.

Houston Texans’ Wade Smith, Matt Schaub, Owen Daniels, Rapper Paul Wall And More Spend Their Day-Off Leading Through Reading

Houston Texans’ Wade Smith, Matt Schaub, Owen Daniels, Rapper Paul Wall And More Spend Their Day-Off Leading Through Reading

For the fifth time this year, the Houston Texans’ starting Left Guard, Wade Smith, will bring together his teammates and celebrity friends for a morning of children’s reading. On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Smith, along with  Texans’ Quarterback Matt Schaub, Tight End Owen Daniels, Defensive End Antonio Smith, Tackle Ryan Harris, Nose Tackle Shaun Cody, and Tackle Derek Newton, will join Houston rapper/actor, Paul Wall and almost a dozen University of Houston students at both Alcott and Bastian Elementary Schools for a morning of reading with students, in an effort to promote literacy and education. Staff from nearby Johnson Public Library will also be on hand again to complete library card registrations on-site.

Players and volunteers will address 3rd through 6th grade students in an assembly setting and then break into individual classrooms to read with kindergarten through second graders at each campus. Players will sign autographs and take pictures with the students immediately following reading; however, both school events are private, closed campus functions and the public will not be allowed to attend.

“The Wade Smith Foundation’s goal through the ‘Reading With the Pros Program’ is to promote a love for literacy at an early age and to expose students to professionals and role models to inspire them to make the right choices,” states Smith, who’s vision for Reading With the Pros began in April 2012 in Dallas with 3 elementary schools and has expanded to include several Houston Public Library appearances. Previous celebrity attendees have included Ben Tate, Antoine Caldwell, Duane Brown, Earl Mitchell, TJ Yates, and Chris Myers of the Houston Texans, Lawrence Vickers of the Dallas Cowboys, Herb Taylor of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shelley Smith of the St. Louis Rams, Sherrick McMannis of the Chicago Bears, international professional basketball player, Marcus Sloan, and Dallas radio personality, DJ Kayotik of 97.9 The Beat.

Alcott Elementary is located at 5859 Bellfort Street, Houston, TX 77033. Bastian is located at 5051 Bellfort Avenue, Houston, TX 77033. Media and press must request credentials and campus access ahead of time to attend.

Please call 1-888-403-2500 for info or contact us about getting involved.

GOBBLE GAME 2012 – THANKSGIVING DAY

For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is filled with family and the aroma of delicious food filling our homes. But for many Houston residents, this Thanksgiving will be just another day that they may spend lonely and in some instances, hungry. 

This year, The Wade Smith Foundation will host its Inaugural Gobble Game on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the Studio Movie Grill to offer some aid in that area. In an effort to promote community outreach and share in the Houston Texans’ first Thanksgiving Day Football Game, this ultimate Thanksgiving Day Game Watch Party, will be complete with traditional turkey feast and the Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions football game on the movie screens.

Date:  Thursday, November 22, 2012
Time:  11:30am kick-off (Doors open at 10:30)
Location:  Studio Movie Grill – 822 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024

Cost:  Free Admission with ticket
# Served:  up to 1239 people (actual number will depend on
sponsorship and donations acquired)

Our goal is to host over 1200 Texans fans from ALL walks of life to enjoy an amazing afternoon of football together, as the next best thing to attending the game in person.

 

Throughout the Gobble Game, fans and families will watch their Texans on 9 movie screens throughout the theatre, while enjoying a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner spread and entertainment during commercial breaks.

Our goal is to serve the Greater Houston community by offering an amazing fan experience to those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the Texans football game in the company of family. Targeted groups and means of ticket distribution include but are not limited to…

–Youth Outreach Programs
–Women’s & Children’s Shelters
–Military Veterans
–Populations served by local community organizations
–Radio Contest Giveaways

The number of families and individuals that will be benefited will be assessed based on the amount of community and corporate support that we receive.

The Wade Smith Foundation hopes that you will choose to be apart of offering an amazing Thanksgiving Game Day experience for those who would otherwise not enjoy an experience to cheer on the Texans and have a hot, traditional Thanksgiving meal in this way.

This event will be the first of many Thanksgiving Day game traditions for the Foundation and the Houston Texans.

ORGANIZATIONS & INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR FREE TICKETS WILL BE NOTIFIED DIRECTLY BY THE FOUNDATION.  TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE THROUGH CONTEST GIVEAWAYS WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER OCTOBER 15TH!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE.

Sponsorship Participation Notification Deadline: November 2, 2012

For more info and to secure a sponsorship position, please call Adrienne Williams at 1-888-403-2500 ext. 1 or email adrienne@wadesmithfoundation.org.

Please Note: Tickets for this event are NOT for sale.

Reading With The Pros – September

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Houston Texan Wade Smith, his teammates Ben Tate, Ben Jones, Brandon Brooks and  The Wade Smith Foundation will return to The Johnson Public Library more for an hour of reading with Houston children in an effort to promote literacy and education. Staff will also be on hand again to complete library card registrations and snacks will be provided.

This free event begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Johnson Neighborhood Library located at 3517 Reed Rd, Houston, Texas 77051. Children and parents are encouraged to arrive before 3:30 to be seated, as space will be limited. Players will be available to sign autographs and take pictures immediately after the event.

“We are pleased to bring Reading With The Pros back to the Johnson Library and are looking forward to an even better turnout and more library book check-outs,” states Summer Galvez, Vice President of The Wade Smitih Foundation.

For more information about this event, please call the Johnson Neighborhood Library at 832-393-2550.

Reading With The Pros – July

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Houston Texan Wade Smith, his Houston Texan teammates and  The Wade Smith Foundation will return to The Johnson Public Library more for an hour of reading with Houston children in an effort to promote literacy and education. Staff will also be on hand again to complete library card registrations and snacks will be provided.

This free event begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Johnson Neighborhood Library located at 3517 Reed Rd, Houston, Texas 77051. Children and parents are encouraged to arrive before 3:30 to be seated, as space will be limited. Players will be available to sign autographs and take pictures immediately after the event.

“We are pleased to bring Reading With The Pros back to the Johnson Library and are looking forward to an even better turnout and more library book check-outs,” states Summer Galvez, Vice President of The Wade Smitih Foundation.

For more information about this event, please call the Johnson Neighborhood Library at 832-393-2550.

Stand Up for Charity

This night of laughter and libations is starring Actor/Comedian Gary Owen, as seen on Box Office Hit “Think Like A Man”, Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam and Martin Lawrence “1st Amendment Stand Up”.

Hosted by Michael Prince of Big Nose Entertainment
The jokes don’t stop with a line-up that includes…

“The Sexiest Name in Comedy” Billy Sorrells
Miss Cotton the Comedienne
Peter Barrera
Latrice ‘TooCool’ Allen

Dallas’s Own DJ Lil Bro wil be indmix

Featuring some of the funniest comics around, you are sure to LYAO!!! Proceeds will benefit The Wade Smith Foundation & HelpHOPELive https://www.helphopelive.org/find-a-patient/profile/index.cfm/patient/1EEEBA84-E009-0492-A21C0930C085387C

Ticket costs: $30

For large parties and table reservations, call Viva La Vida SupperClub @ 972.316.6760

**CATCH THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

$22.50 per person if you purchase your tickets between July 2nd- July 10th!!!!** (Limited Availablity)
There are 3 ways to purchase tickets for this awesome event:

1. In person at Viva La Vida SupperClub or Winstons SupperClub (Uptown),
Located at 807 S Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080 & 3111 Welborn Ave Dallas, TX 75219

2. Online at http://fla.vor.us/1131314-Viva-La-Vida-Charity-Comedy-tickets/Viva-La-Vida-Charity-Comedy-Richardson-Viva-La-Vida-SupperClub-July-20-2012.html

3. At the door on the night of the event (subject to availability)

Afterparty 11pm-2am hosted by Dallas Native and Founder of the Wade Smith Foundation, Wade Smith of the Houston Texans

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Reading With The Pros- Houston Kick-off

Tomorrow, June 19, 2012, Houston Texan Wade Smith and The Wade Smith Foundation will launch their first “Reading With the Pros” event at Johnson Neighborhood Library. Smith will be joined by his teammates and other professional athletes including Antoine Caldwell and Earl Mitchell (Houston Texans), Herb Taylor (Green Bay Packers), Marcus Sloan (European basketball player) and more for an hour of reading with Houston children in an effort to promote summer reading and education. Staff will also be on hand to complete library card registrations.

 

This free event will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Johnson Neighborhood Library located at 3517 Reed Rd, Houston, Texas 77051. Children and parents are encouraged to arrive before 3:30 to be seated, as space will be limited. Players will be available to sign autographs and take pictures immediately after the event.

“One of our biggest initiatives is promoting literacy and providing educational resources for children and parents. Each month, we will host similar reading events at Dallas and Houston public libraries to get families interested in visiting their local branches together,” states Summer Galvez, Vice President of The Wade Smitih Foundation.

For more information about this event, please call the Johnson Neighborhood Library at 832-393-2550.