june, 2019

16jun9:00 am2:00 pmFather's Day Brunch9:00 am - 2:00 pm Dallas, Uptown | 3656 Howell St Dallas, Texas 75204

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Event Details

Join us for a special Father’s Day brunch!

 
We will have free live music from Mike Randall as well as classic cars on display. Come celebrate dad and vote for your favorite car for a chance to win a prize.

Brunch begins at 10am and music is from 12:30 – 2pm

 

Let’s Jam!

SERVED FAMILY-STYLE, $16.95 PER PERSON

CHEESE AND FRUIT
local cheeses, honeycomb, fresh fruit, and assorted breads

COUNTRY BAKED EGGS
sharp white cheddar, chives, and organic baby spinach

BUTCHERSHOP SKILLET
bacon and sausage from Rudolph’s Market

HOT CHICKEN
Nashville-style spicy fried chicken and dill pickles

BABY FRIED TOAST
hand-cut challah, soaked in vanilla custard and topped with house-made rosemary syrup

SMOKED CHEDDAR GRITS
creamy polenta cakes with roasted poblanos and smokey cheddar on sausage gravy

DAILY DONUTS
small batch donuts baked just for you

LET’S TOAST!

COCKTAILS FOR MANY

MARIPOSA MIMOSA | 9.95 CARAFE
rosé or champagne, fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice

HOUSE-MADE BLOODY MARY | 20.00 PITCHER
with house-pickled okra, Texas beef straws, and Peppadew peppers

RUBY REDHOUND | 20.00 PITCHER
Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice

ENCHANTED BELLINI | 20.00 PITCHER
Enchanted Rock Peach Vodka, Combier Peach & fresh peaches

RUSTIC SCREW | 20.00 PITCHER
Deep Eddy Vodka with fresh-squeezed orange juice

ZERO PROOF

FRENCH PRESS COFFEE | 4.25
FIJI WATER | 3.00
TOPO CHICO | 4.00
FRESH-PRESSED JUICE | 4.25
orange, grapefruit, or blended

About Connor’s Car Show:

Connor was born April of 2008 with Down Syndrome, or the medical term Trisomy 21. He also had a
heart condition with a VSD or Ventricular Sepal Defect that required open-heart surgery at the young age
of 2 months old. After Connor’s Heart Surgery, he had to have some additional smaller surgeries over the
next few years. This meant multiple hospital visits, ongoing doctor’s visits, and weekly meetings with
therapist and consultants. It was this experience and lack of information for families with special needs
that we felt compelled to do something to raise awareness about Down Syndrome. This was not only for
families going through what we went through, but also to raise the awareness to others about the needs for
these kids, what they are capable of, and the joy they can bring.
With a passion for cars, trucks, motorcycles or anything with an engine in it, we decided to have a car
show to raise awareness and to raise funds that we could donate back to the organizations that helped us.
With some friends at the time, we collectively decided to create a car show called “Connor’s Car Show”
in honor of my son. The initial idea was to have one show, raise awareness and donate the money
collected. Well that was the thought anyway, because after the success of our first show pulling in 196
cars and raising $16,000. With such a great first year, the Mayor of Keller asked us to make this an
annual event. Each year going forward now has raised more funds than the previous year. We have had a
max so far of 540 cars, and our largest amount raised in one year was $76,000. To date we have raised
over $300,000 that we donated to specific charities aligned with helping special needs kids.
Every year we donate to Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas and Cook Children’s Medical
Center where Connor had his heart surgery by Dr. Tam. After every Connor’s Car Show, we get together
as a Board of Directors and decide how to allocate the funds to include the above charities, but also to
look at other charities that may need some assistance. Over the years we have donated to White Bridle
Horse Therapy that has riding programs for special needs kids, Scottish Rite Hospital that does amazing
things for all kids in need, and Special Olympics where they are in need to purchase equipment for their
events that support special needs kids. Our Board of Directors takes no payment of any kind to support
our Foundation and event, maintain focus on helping kids, especially those with special needs. We also
have both Down Syndrome Partnership and Cook Children’s at our events to talk with everyone before
our awards ceremony, and speak about where the donations are used. We strive to maintain 100%
transparency so everyone knows what his or her money is going towards.
Our event grows every year for multiple reasons, and we are forever thankful to everyone that has helped
us along the way. We raise funds throughout the year by getting donations from businesses, friends, and
family along with any other personal donations. We also put together calendars that we receive donations
to be on the calendar, and then sales of the calendars, which is our number one source of income. At the
show, we have silent and live auctions, gate fees, and donation and tee shirt sales that all raise money to
help our Foundation.
Part of the success of the show is the location at Keller Town Hall, which brings a large public draw to
show off your vehicles. We have figured out that you need several things to have a great show where
people want to bring their car. You must have a very public location that draws a crowd. If your show
represents a cause where you are trying to help others it brings out cars. Additionally if you have very
cool custom awards you will get a ton more coming trying to win these one off awards. Fortunately we
have all three of these checked as it is a great cause, great location, and custom made awards from scrap
aviation parts, car parts, and custom fabricated awards. We have multiple award builders so we have a
great variety of awards to choose from, and the winners get to select whatever award they want based on
when they arrived and if they are in the Top 100, Best of Show or specialty award.
We have been asked many times how Connor benefits from all the money collected, and get a very
puzzled look on their face when we tell them he does not get a dime, we donate it all. What we have to
explain is what we went through we do not want any parent to have to do the same. These foundations
such as Down Syndrome Partnership and Cook Children’s have many programs and offerings that most
do not know about, so by helping them we are helping others. Moreover, Connor benefits in other ways
by being out, meeting people, learning social skills and how to interact with others. The joy he gets and
the joy he gives is something amazing to watch. Anyone who meets Connor or any of these other special
needs kids comes away with a new appreciation of life and happiness.

Time

(Sunday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Dallas, Uptown | 3656 Howell St Dallas, Texas 75204

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