Dream Makers Luncheon

Over 300 people attended the Dream Makers Luncheon at the Ortiz Center on Tuesday, October 26th to hear from former major league pitcher, Jim “The Rookie” Morris. This premier event was emceed by local NBC Sports Director, Alan Harwell who shared his own excitement in hearing from – as he shared – “the subject of one of the top five sports movies”.

Jim recalled for the audience the upbringing from his grandparents in Brownwood, Texas and gave a peek into what would later be the groundwork for the hit Disney movie, “The Rookie”. He revealed intimate stories such as his grandfather arranging for him to take his grandmother out on dates so he would know how to treat a lady when he started dating. Jim also divulged the difficult relationship with his father and the continued demeaning actions that would push him to become a great coach and mentor to his team and eventually become a “Dream Maker”.

Another outstanding benefit of this gathering is it served as an additional opportunity to donate funds to help eliminate over $500,000 of medical debt for Coastal Bend residents. This amount is in addition to the $5,000,000 that has already been eliminated through the giving of REACH Ministries.

Thank you to our general sponsors for help making the Dream Makers Luncheon possible!

  • Allen Dental Group
  • Ardurra
  • ATS Industrial
  • Baytek International
  • Braselton Construction Co.
  • Buddy Herin Legacy Foundation
  • Carolyn Vaughn
  • Catapult Fundraising
  • Chris Pinedo, Attorney
  • Cobb, Lundquist & Atnip, Inc.
  • D&C Fence Co.
  • Dr. Keith Hood, DDS
  • Dr. Scott Vaughan DVM
  • Dugan Eye Institute
  • Ferguson Co.
  • Fulton Construction
  • Gary Cartwright
  • Gene and Ellen Seaman
  • H-E-B
  • Howard Irwin
  • Lindsey CPA’s
  • Live Oak Construction
  • McComb Relocation/Big Box Waste
  • Men of Good Shepherd
  • Plains Capital Bank
  • Port Enterprises
  • Rabalais Constructors
  • Rock City Church
  • State Representative Todd Hunter
  • The Taggart Motor Company
  • TLC Complete Care
  • Turner I Ramirez Architects
  • Weaver & Jacobs Constructors