The Bethany Bronchos and Pauls Valley Panthers hit the gridiron Friday, September 8, for the eighth annual The Children’s Center Bowl or TCC Bowl. The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital and Bethany Public Schools were excited to continue building on this annual tradition, which has become bigger and better every year.
“We have always had a great partnership with Bethany Public Schools and we are very thankful for their continued support of our patients and hospital,” said Albert Gray, chief executive officer of The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. We also appreciate the willingness of Pauls Valley Public Schools to team up with Bethany to raise money and compete for the TCC Bowl Cup.
Patients from The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital joined in the coin toss, performed with the cheerleaders, served as co-captains and helped with the check presentation.
“Participation in the TCC Bowl game and activities each year is another way our children get to feel a sense of community. They have a chance to be a part of a fun event with peers and members of this great community,” said DeLisa Rodriguez, special education coordinator at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. “It is so fun each year seeing the excitement from both the patients as well as the Bethany Public School students during their interactions. The respect and love that you feel from both groups is evident and heartwarming.”
Both schools raised money through various activities like, penny wars, hat day, electronics Day and Pajama Day. Fans also had a chance to show their support for the hospital by making donations at the gate or in the stands during the game. The proceeds will be used for immediate needs of the patients at the hospital, this year $9,800.00 was raised and Bethany High School won the game.
We are proud of our students and staff for their efforts in raising money for the Children’s Center again this year. Bethany Public Schools enjoy the opportunity to support this event each year,” said Drew Eichelberger, superintendent, Bethany Public Schools.
Local businesses joined the community in raising money for the hospital, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Raising Canes and Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, all participated by giving back portions of their proceeds to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital.
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