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“Ball For The Cause” Event Brings Houston Sports Stars Out to Show Support and Gratitude to Veterans

Legless athlete, Dave Stevens, who once tried out for the Dallas Cowboys is set to appear at this first-ever charity event

HOUSTON, TX (April 22, 2021) – Watering Seeds Organization (WSO), a non-profit sports rehabilitation and wellness organization dedicated to empowering Wounded Warriors announced today plans for its first-ever “Ball For The Cause” charity flag football game from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 24 at the Houston Texans YMCA.

This all-inclusive sports event will feature a flag football game, plus a wheelchair football clinic opened to the public. Both celebrity events will feature military veterans taking on former NFL players and other professional athletes. Invited celebrities include Marcus Spears, Garrick Jones, Santana Dotson, Kailee Wong, Steve McKinney, Fred Weary, Mike Quinn, Vonte Leach, Seneca Wallace, and JJ Moses from Houston Texans, Boxing’s Termite Watkins, and Baseball’s Andy Pettitte and Craig Biggio.

The main purpose of this event is to raise awareness and funds to better support veterans with clinics and ongoing wellness programs to promote a healthy, active and productive lifestyle.

One of the guests scheduled to attend this inspirational event is Dave Stevens. A legless athlete and motivational speaker, Stevens has crossed the country spreading his message of hope and courage. Stevens, born without legs in 1966, overcame his physical disabilities in amazing and incredible ways during an era when there were very few accommodations or programs for disabled students. Stevens made headlines in 1990 when he tried out for the Dallas Cowboys at the old Texas Stadium. Today Stevens serves as an inspirational instructor at camps for limb-different athletes that play football, soccer, baseball, softball, cheer, and tumbling. He also serves as an adjunct professor and director of Ability Media at Quinnipiac University.

 

“I am looking forward to being in Houston to help support our country’s bravest heroes, our veterans,” said Stevens. “My aim is to inspire people to great things by overcoming challenges of various degrees. When I attend events like this, I am inspired by the stories of bravery and courage that I hear.”

A special thank you to our generous sponsors.  Matthew’s Hope Foundation, Birdwell Foundation,  IASIS Technologies, Brand Asset Partners, Huddle Up Foundation of Houston, Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, NFLPA Houston Chapter, NFL Alumni, Myokore, Forma Pizzeria.

Ball For The Cause At-A-Glance
What: Celebrity Charity Flag Football Game and Wheelchair Football Clinic – also happening – a YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day event to help support all YMCA youth and family programs – including summer camp and swimming lessons.

Who: Military Veterans, NFL Players/Alumni and Texas Celebrities

When: Saturday, April 24th – 9:30am to Noon

Where: Houston Texans YMCA  5202 Griggs Road Houston, TX 77021

Why: Raise funds and awareness to improve veterans’ lives and prevent suicides through sports, fitness, and wellness programs.

How:  To purchase tickets, or make a charitable donation to WSO, please visit www.WateringSeeds.org/BallForTheCause

Onsite event contact:  Brady Mazzola 818.307.8229

Attention Reporters, Editors and Show Producers: All the newsmakers participating in this Ball For The Cause Charity event are available to be scheduled and booked for interviews. This also includes live interviews on morning shows the day of the event.  To help make coordinating easy and hassle free, please contact publicist Robb Leer at 612.701.0608.

About Watering Seeds Organization:
Since 2005, Watering Seeds Organization (WSO) has been dedicated to empowering our youth, wounded warriors, and challenged civilians through adaptive sports, fitness and wellness programs, as well as live entertainment events. For more info on WSO, please visit https://www.wateringseeds.org/.

About Dave Stevens:

Dave Stevens is an adjunct professor and director of Ability Media at Quinnipiac University. The Runway of Dreams, recently named Dave its’ distinguished recipient of the 2021 Inspirational Achievement Award for extraordinary people in the disability community who have achieved amazing things against all odds. As a legless athlete and motivational speaker, Dave Stevens speaks with audiences of all ages on topics ranging from diversity, bullying and inclusion to achieving “impossible” dreams. For more information, visit Dave’s website or call Dave at 860.690.4877. Today, Dave lives in Connecticut, works with children through the D3 Day Foundation and helps youngsters with disabilities experience the joy of sports. Dave is also a highly sought-after motivational speaker and is a reporter for The Disability Channel. See Dave in action here.

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