The Board and members of The Locker held Camp Crosby’s Tailgate Party VII at the Georgetown Community Center July 14.
More than 200 guests attended throughout the night and helped one of Georgetown’s favorite founding non-profits net more than $72,000.
The highlight, as always, of the evening was the auction. Mason Crosby, kicker for the Green Bay Packers and son of The Locker founder Karen Crosby provided a fully hosted trip for two to either of two Packers games this season. With special VIP treatment, from start to finish. The top bidder put up $12,000 and when the bell rang, Mason said he would do a second trip for the runner-up.
Another triumph on the night was the ride-along with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office *during* an episode of “Live PD”, and beyond that, one lucky winner donated $500 for a full year of free burgers at Whataburger.
Karen Crosby was delighted with the turnout and the support; “It is always amazing to see so much community support and all the people willing to help us help the kids. I am overwhelmed once again.” Crosby was happy to have repeat support from Don Hewlett, Sonic, City Lights, HEB and more. They also introduced the women’s and junior roller derby teams from Round Rock; teams are open to anyone who wants to give the sport a try.
Karen said, “As a child, I was like so many kids we help at The Locker,” Crosby said. “I wore hand-me-downs and my mom showed us how tough it was to be a single mother. I understand what these kids are going through. There are so many who look like it’s all good on the outside but we are helping kids learn to be brave and teaching others to protect those who can’t protect themselves.”
Not only does the locker support kids in need with everything from clean clothes to funding for tests, The Locker empowers and educates its members through service learning to meet the needs of their peers so every child has a sense of normalcy; whatever that ‘normal’ is. The Locker has chapters helping students in all 17 GISD schools, Jarrell ISD schools, and 14 independent programs across Texas. Visit TheLocker.info to donate supplies or get more information about contributing financially or starting a chapter at a new school.
Crosby says, “We will always try to grow the program; every school we add just shows us there is more need. We want to hear from every new teacher and principal in Georgetown and beyond our borders to all of Texas.”
Visit www.TheLocker.info for more information.