Beaumont Public Schools Foundation to hold 24th Fiesta Breakfast

Beaumont Public Schools Foundation to hold 24th Fiesta Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting local students at the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s 24th annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Casa Olé in the Target Shopping Center.

BPSF changed the venue for its yearly event after the closing of Crazy Jose’s, but its goal remains the same: To reward innovative learning ideas and to encourage students to achieve academic excellence through creative projects. BPSF, a separate entity from the school district, recognizes creativity and excellence in the Beaumont Independent School District by awarding grants to students and staff for innovative classroom projects. Since its beginnings in the spring of 1993, the BPSF has given over $236,424 in funding to 351 BISD students and certified staff.

BPSF Executive Director Beth Rhoades explains that the breakfast is essential to the organization because it provides the money necessary to distribute the educational grants.

“This fundraising event supports the BPSF Awards Program,” said Rhoades. “For 24 years, Casa Olé and Crazy Jose’s have generously assisted in underwriting this event. Please support this worthy cause and encourage business associates and friends to join us and learn more about the foundation.”

Rhoades said she and the BPSF officers and board members are excited about the opportunity, and look forward to meeting people from the community who support the educational endeavor.

Sponsorships for the event are still available and allow the group to distribute even more grants to creative students and teachers. Sponsorships range from the $300 “Amigo” level to the $5,000 “Whole Enchilada.” To sponsor, contact BPSF at (409) 617-5134. A minimum $20 donation is requested for attendance at the breakfast and may be paid the day of the event.

Last year, nearly 500 diners enjoyed a Fiesta Breakfast, bringing in more than $52,000 to benefit local students – the most ever collected at the annual event.

Help BPSF make this year even bigger, requests Rhoades. Join her and the rest of the foundation, along with other generous community members, at the 2016 Fiesta Breakfast on Oct. 25 from 7-9 a.m. at Casa Olé, 5895 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, to help her break the group’s fundraising record and to support innovative education in the district. 

 

Sharon Brooks can be reached at (409) 832-1400, ext. 241, or by e-mail at sharon [at] theexaminer [dot] com.

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