Monday, July 18, 2011

Vogel Alcove's Star Supporters

An NBA Star and a Culinary Queen Support the Vogel Alcove

Cynthia Smoot and Jason Kidd

Before the Dallas Mavericks became World Champions, Jason Kidd and the Jason Kidd Foundation, began a winning partnership with the Vogel Alcove. It was a tour of the Vogel Alcove in March of 2011 that inspired Jason and his fiancé Porschla Coleman, with son Chance in tow, to become more involved. Time on the basketball court with the homeless children served by the Vogel Alcove helped convince Jason and Porschla, Jason Kidd Foundation Executive Director, to name the Vogel Alcove as a beneficiary of the First Annual Jason Kidd Foundation Celebrity Casino Night held in March 2011. This event brought a spotlight to the Vogel Alcove and attracted Dallas Mavericks players and coaches, Herschel Walker, Tony Dorsett, Vogel Alcove board members and donors and more. Following the event, the Vogel Alcove received a check in the amount of $10,000 from the Jason Kidd Foundation and a promise of future support.

Alan Gold, Karen Hughes, Porschla Coleman, Jason Kidd, Regina Bruce

Despite the NBA's demanding playoff schedule Jason and Porschla also attended a Vogel Alcove Auxiliary event in April 2011 which was hosted by Halcyon Days Salon and Spa at Neiman Marcus within NorthPark Center. Halcyon Days General Manager, Jared Newton, and his gracious staff offered esteemed guests complimentary champagne and salon services such as mini facials, massages, manicures and hair blowouts while Merry Miller strung the harp. The Jason Kidd Foundation graciously donated autographed basketballs and other keepsakes to this affair which helped promote the 20th Annual Vogel Alcove Arts Performance Event in May. Furthermore, Jason and Porschla, who are honorary members of the Vogel Alcove Auxiliary, were guests of this anticipated annual occasion.

In addition to Jason Kidd championing the Vogel Alcove, Lisa Garza from The Food Network's "The Next Food Network Star” supports the organization through her latest collection of vintage inspired aprons—Couture Caviar. The celebrity chef, restaurateur, TV personality and mother has graciously offered to design an exclusive mother/daughter apron to benefit the Vogel Alcove. Lisa and her latest Couture Caviar collection will launch at Neiman Marcus in late summer or early fall with exciting details to be announced.

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