Austin Wranglers Spend a Day at Austin Children's Shelter

June 24, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Austin Wranglers News Release

AUSTIN- The Austin Wranglers took the opportunity to help out their local community on May 31st when they spent a day at the Austin Children's Shelter. An event that was filled with activities, food, and fun, the Wranglers had the chance to visit with children who have been abused or neglected and to get to know them. Head Coach Ben Bennett, all Wrangler football players, and staff members were on hand to sign autographs, play such activities as foosball, ball toss, and had a short football scrimmage.

The Wranglers and children enjoyed a tasty pizza luncheon from Mr. Gatti's to top off the event. Wrangler footballs were handed out to each child and they had the chance to have them autographed by the players and coaches. Before the day was over, each child was surprised with VIP tickets to the June 1st game at the Frank Erwin Center against the Amarillo Dusters. Some children were selected to feature in on-field promotions and had the opportunity to be involved in various activities during the game. After the game, they were invited onto the field to visit the players and coaches for post-game autographs and pictures.

For more information on the Austin Children's Shelter and how to get involved, please call the Activities Coordinator Rachel Norman at 512.258.4579 or visit their website at www.austinchildrenshelter.org. The Wranglers will feature College Alumni Night when they'll host the Texas Copperheads at U.S. Army Field at the Frank Erwin Center. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday June 28th. For tickets, please call the Austin Wranglers at 512.339.3939 or visit www.austinwranglers.com.

About the Austin Children's Shelter:

The Austin Children's Shelter provides emergency shelter, high quality care and hope for the future to the abandoned, abused and neglected children of our community. When children are abused or neglected and are removed from their homes, a temporary home must be found for them until more permanent plans are made. The Austin Children's Shelter has provided a safe haven for children in crisis from birth to 17 years of age for more than 20 years. It is the goal of the Shelter to reduce the emotional trauma suffered by child victims of abuse, violence and neglect in a safe and loving place. -Austin Children's Shelter

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