WonderBall Celebrates Father/Daughter Bond
March 19, 2012-Austin, Texas
Imagine whisking that special little princess in your life away to a colorful, sparkling wonderland for a magical evening complete with dancing, fairy miniature horses, a royal court, entertainment, face painting, crafts, ice cream, a balloon lagoon, and grand tiara crowning ceremony.
Wonders & Worries, a local non-profit organization, is proud to host WonderBall for the 5th year in a row! WonderBall is a community event that gives fathers, or father figures (uncles, grandfathers, etc.) and their daughters a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime.
WonderBall is THE “don’t miss” event of the year for Austin dads and their daughters. The Ball takes place on Saturday night, April 28, 2012 at Palmer Events Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year’s event features more than 40 adults in princess costumes, an appearance of miniature horses from Minis and Friends, and a grand raffle prize drawing for 4 tickets to Disneyland.
Admission is $100 for a dad and up to 3 daughters, and includes dinner, a souvenir photo, a tiara and magic wand for the girls and parking(buy tickets here). Raffle tickets are $5 each and are only sold at the event. Proceeds benefit Wonders & Worries, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which helps children cope when a parent is diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness.
WonderBall is organized by a group of community volunteers led by event c-chairs Nancy Klasson and Christine Telch. For more information, visit www.wondersandworries.org, email Jennifer@wondersandworries.org, or call 512-329-5757.
About Wonders & Worries:
The mission of Wonders & Worries is to help children cope when a parent faces a serious or life-threatening illness. Wonders & Worries was founded in 2001 by child life specialists working in a hospital setting who saw first-hand the devastating effects a family member’s illness can have on the emotional well-being of the entire family. Wonders & Worries offers free, bilingual individual and group counseling sessions for children ages 2-18, child/parent relationship training classes, informal support, and bereavement support. Since 2001, Wonders & Worries has worked with more than 4,000 individuals in over 1,000 Central Texas families. Wonders & Worries receives no city, county, state, federal, or government funding or subsidies. 41% of clients served through Wonders & Worries are designated as “underserved” based on household income.
With more than 1.4 million households experiencing cancer diagnoses of a parent while raising children under the age of 18, there is a critical need for the services of Wonders & Worries. Until now, little has been done to help children who are understandably confused by the dramatic news and life changes. Wonders & Worries services are unduplicated, not only in Central Texas, but anywhere in the world.
Jennifer Bengali, Director of Development
Wonders & Worries
9101 Burnet Road, Suite 107
Austin, TX 78758
512-329-5757 ext. 206