How do we RISE as a city?
One individual at a time. University High graduate, LaDainian Tomlinson, tells you how it was possible for him. At Rise Up! Waco, the newly elected Pro Football Hall of Famer shares his personal story, and why it matters to the citizens of Waco. Come for an evening of fine food and wine and celebrate how generations of Wacoans can be helped to Rise Up! Proceeds of the event benefit Talitha Koum Institute, a mental health, brain development program for extreme-risk children, birth to five.
Join us! April 4, 2017. 6:30pm at the Pavillion. The evening will include a farm-to-table family style dinner, catered by Olive Branch. Followed by a message from our guest speaker and live auction.
Our guest speaker for the evening is LaDainian Tomlinson, Pro-Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. Best known as "LT," the San Diego Charger was the NFL's 2006 MVP and is 2nd in NFL history for rushing touchdowns.
Our emcee for the event is ESPN's David Smoak, host of "You Make the Call," and program director of ESPN-Central Texas. Founder of "David Smoak's Academic All-Stars," David honors the best high school student-athletes in Central Texas.
Our dinner is catered by Leah Stewart of the Olive Branch, bakery & cafe. The fresh farm-to-table menu features beef tenderloin, lemon-thyme chicken, creative chef-preparred side dishes and desserts.
the children of Talitha Koum
What is Talitha Koum?
Talitha Koum is a Non-Profit, Therapeutic Nurture Center, serving children in South Waco. Find out more about our brain development mission on our website:Read More
Talitha Koum works with trauma-affected children to build and re-build the brain from the ground up. Our Brain Trust Sponsors help us ensure the child&amp;amp;#039;s brain is developing on track and that their future is bright.Read More
No time to waste!
Talitha Koum is the only therapeutic center that begins with infants. When it comes to brain development, there is no time to waste! Join our mission to build brains early and help the children rise up!Read More
Mentors make a difference!
One of the ways we seek to help waco children Rise Up! is by pairing them with a mentor after they move on to grade school. Learn more about how our mentors make a difference in the lives of children:Read More
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