Archive for April, 2007

Jimmy Buffett comes to Frisco

I got to take a break tonight from the campaign trail and attend the Jimmy Buffett concert with my wife and some friends. I was my first Margaritaville experience. As always, Pizza Hut Park was a great venue for a concert and the weather was perfect. Jimmy Buffett’s performance was not bad either.

Of course, all of my friend’s were calling me on the way home asking what I was going to do about the traffic problem after concerts when I am on Council. I guess that goes with the territory.

Relay For Life

After our softball game, our family headed over to the Frisco Relay for Life Event. Frisco-Online has become the perennial top fund raiser. Our team raised over $10,000 for cancer research this year.

My kids got to se the illuminary dedicated to Dana’s mom, who died of cancer a few years ago. Zach still remembers his mimi and said he was glad she was in heaven.

The event was held at Pizza Hut Park this year which was a great venue. And we finally had great weather after the last 2 years of terrible weather.

Frisco Education Foundation Scholarship Night

Tonight was the highlight of all of the hard work that goes into the Frisco Education Foundation. Tonight we awarded scholarships to high school seniors to help jump start their college career. I received a similar scholarship when I was a high school senior which greatly assisted my ability to go to college so serving on this Board is very rewarding for me. I was happy to hear one of the students I presented to was attending my alma mater, the University of Texas. He is going pre-med and I wish him, along with all other seniors, the best of luck as they go off to college.

The Power of a Dream Golf Classic All Sports Challenge

Today I was invited to participate in the The Power of a Dream Golf Classic All Sports Challenge. Last year’s winner was Tony Romo….before he was famous. Frisco-Online.com is helping sponsor this event and so they invited me to participate along with loca celebrities and media members.

It was a fun competition that included long drive, closest to the pin, chipping and putting. My golf game is rusty so I did not win. However, my playing partner was Burton Gilliam – perhaps better known as “The Pace Picante Sauce, ‘Git a rope,’ Man.” He now does the Rodeo Ford commercials with the catch phrase “I don’t care how you get here….just get here.” He was a riot and a great deal of fun to play with.

The event this weekend is at the Trails golf course and is a great event to attend with the family:
http://www.thedreamfuturesclassic.com/calendar.htm