8th Annual

LOVE TO THE RESCUE

Valentine’s Benefit for

Featuring

Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 6 pm

Waco Convention Center 

McLennan Hall

100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701

Hosted by: Karem Shrine Directors Staff

Bring YOUR LOVE TO THE RESCUE! 

  • LOVE TO THE RESCUE is the premier Valentine’s themed event in greater Waco.  Our guests enjoy an incredible three-course dinner, silent and audible auctions, raffles, wine pull, an inspiring key note speaker representing Shriners Hospitals for Children and a private concert headlined by country music legend, Tracy Byrd!  Spend an evening with your special Valentine while enjoying world-class entertainment and elegant dining set in a casual and fun-filled environment.
  • Tables are $1,200 and include dinner service for 8 people, auction and concert.  Corporate VIP packages are available.
  • All net proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children which operates 22 hospitals across the United States, Canada, and Mexico including 2 hospitals right here in Texas.  LOVE TO THE RESCUE is hosted by the Karem Shrine Directors Staff.

What we do


Shriners Hospitals for Children was founded in 1922 with the goal of providing expert medical care for children while lessening the financial burden of patients and their families.

Today that philanthropic effort supports the health care system’s 22 facilities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, treating children up to 18 years of age who have orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate, and more. Our advanced care is provided in a family-centered environment that is focused on maximizing a child’s quality of life, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Event Info

 

Maximize your company branding and community exposure by becoming a LOVE TO THE RESCUE corporate sponsor today!

Multiple sponsorships and VIP packages are available.  For more information, please click the Sponsorships and Tables tab above.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Doors open at 6:00 PM

Reserved tables are $1,200

For additional information please email us at [email protected]

Entertainment

Tracy-ByrdTracy Byrd became a household name on the Country Music Scene in 1993 when his third single, called “Holdin’ Heaven”, off of his MCA Records, self-titled debut album, hit #1 on the Billboard Country Charts. The Album also included the remake hit of Johnny Paycheck’s “Someone to Give my Love to” cementing Byrd as a Traditional Country Troubadour!! The Debut Album went on to be certified Gold, a reward signifying sales in excess of 500,000 copies.Byrd’s second project, “No Ordinary Man”, kept building on the momentum the first album created, the first radio single from it called “Lifestyle’s of the Not so Rich and Famous” reached #4, followed by another top five hit, “The First Step”, then with the release of the smash, chart topping hit “Watermelon Crawl” the second album crossed the half million sales mark and certified Gold. The release of the 4th and last single on this project moved Byrd to the top of both the Billboard Album and Singles charts. The song was called “The Keeper of the Star’s” and it shot to #1 on the singles charts and pushed the album to Double Platinum Status, which certifies sales of over

2 Million Copies. “The Keeper of the Star’s” won Academy of Country Music’s “Song of the Year” award in 1995. A Keeper Year for Tracy Byrd for sure.

“Big Love” became Byrd’s fourth studio album with it’s release in the fall of 1996.  It spawned two more top five singles with the release of the title track and “Don’t Take Her She’s All I’ve Got” The Video’s of both of these songs reached the top of CMT’s Video Chart’s  and also earned Byrd his first TNN Television Special titled “Tracy Byrd’s Big Love” on which Byrd invited guest’s Johnny Paycheck, Mark Chesnutt, and Asleep at the Wheel. The Album “Big Love” became Tracy’s Fourth consecutive Studio Album to be Certified Gold. Tracy said that this meant more to him than anything because he knew Fan’s weren’t just listening to his hit songs on the radio, they were laying down their hard earned money to own a copy of their own and that was flattering.

The fifth project on MCA was titled, “I’m From the Country” and it contained the title track a fun, party song stating what most fan’s already knew, that Tracy Byrd was from the Country and sang Country Music. The CD also contained a Beautiful Ballad called “I Wanna Feel That Way Again” Both of these single’s reached the Top Five on the Charts.  It was at this same time that TNN Outdoors recruited Byrd as the TV Host of their Weekend Outdoor Broadcast.  Tracy, a well known outdoorsman, was perfect for the job and continued his hosting responsibilities for three years.

Tracy Byrd crossed into the new Millennium with the release of his Album “10 Rounds” It took off on the release of a duet with his longtime hometown buddy and hero Mark Chesnutt.  The song was called “A Good Way to get on my Bad Side” and was a milestone for Byrd to finally get to record with his good friend. Then came the release of the party song of the year, “10 Rounds with Jose Cuervo” which shot to the top of the Billboard Charts to notch Byrd’s third #1 single. He also hit the top 10 with his Spanish guitar flared “Just Let Me be in Love”.

Byrd was then moved to BNA Records, the sister label of RCA, and they released his second greatest hits project, another feat that not many artists experience, two Greatest hits projects!!! It debuted in the top five of the album charts and became Byrd’s sixth Gold Album, and sent him to over 6 Million Records Sold!!!Byrd then left the major label and released an album on his own, appropriately titled, “Different Things” Although this project was not commercially successful, it garnered Byrd his highest Critical acclaim of his career with Billboard magazine choosing it as one of their Top 10 Country Albums of the Year!!!  

Through all of these years Byrd became a promoter favorite on the road, performing over 4000 exciting shows across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia from 1992 until 2009!  He then say’s he needed a break to take care of himself and his most precious thing, his family, wife Michelle, daughter Evee, and son’s Logan and Jared, who had taken a backseat to his career for year’s. He did not perform from 2010-2013, but in 2014 he got back to the music with a new band and a new found sobriety and love of the thing he enjoys so much.  Say’s Byrd, “These day’s my life has great balance, with my music being a part of it, not all of it.  I can honestly say I have never enjoyed it more!!

Shriners help children right here in Central Texas

Karem Shrine is the Central Texas chapter of Shriners International headquartered in Tampa, FL. The dedicated members of Karem Shrine volunteer thousands of hours each year to raise funds and promote awareness for the Shriners Hospital healthcare network including services that are provided here in the Waco community. Members are seen throughout the year in the greater Waco area wearing their red Fez hats and collecting donations for the hospitals, as well as, participating in holiday parades such as West Fest and the City of Belton July 4th parade. Karem Shriners also provide no-cost transportation to pediatric patients in the central Texas area who are currently receiving treatment at Shriners hospitals in both Houston and Galveston. For more information about Karem Shriners please visit, www.karemshrine.com.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research, and outstanding medical education. The 22 locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For more information about Shriners Hospitals for Children, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

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