Mohr Partners Sponsors Jonathan’s Place for Strike Out Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
May 12th, 2014 | Press Releases
DALLAS, TX — (May 8, 2014) — Mohr Partners, Inc. recently joined with Jonathan’s Place as the headlining sponsor for its inaugural Strike Out Child Abuse bowling tournament. The family-friendly tournament took place at Bowl & Barrel, located just north of downtown Dallas, and featured bowling, food, team prizes and a silent auction.
“It was just all around a great event and a lot of fun. It was relaxing and everyone just had a great time,” said Jennifer Norris, Managing Principal with Mohr Partners and Jonathan’s Place Board Member. “The Mohr Family was out in full force, bringing along several of their friends and families. With all of our extended families and friends we had 33 individuals participate on six teams.”
“This event raised over $20,000 for Jonathan’s Place,” added Ms. Norris. “This was their first year and their goal was $5,000.”
“There is a tremendous need to help North Texas youth find a safe refuge when they face abuse or neglect at home,” said Allicia Graham Frye, CEO for Jonathan’s Place. “We are thankful for our generous sponsors, players and fundraisers for making the inaugural Strike Out Child Abuse a huge success.”
Jonathan’s Place was the first licensed foster group home in Texas for drug-addicted babies and small children. They have since expanded their mission and now provide emergency residential care services to abused, abandoned and neglected children, foster care and adoption. Their facility was created and is operated by the Kid Net Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by Dallas resident Lisa Matthews and Phil Matteis to provide specialized services and housing to at-risk children in Dallas County and throughout the state.
Mohr Partners has sponsored Jonathan’s Place for over eight years, committing resources by allowing its associates time off to visit the cottage and planning fun activities throughout the year for the children. Additionally, Mohr sponsors Easter and Christmas parties annually where Mohr associates contribute items for the event such as Easter baskets, candy, toys, clothing and other items to ensure the children receive gifts and are not forgotten at these special times of the year. Several times a year Mohr associates visit the cottages for fun events, donating supplies necessary for maintaining the homes. Throughout the year, Mohr associates sponsor fundraisers to raise money for which Mohr Partners, as a company, matches all donations.
Last year, in acknowledgment of Mohr Partners’ service, Jonathan’s Place formally recognized the company at its second annual “A Chance to Soar” luncheon.
If you would like to contribute to the work being done at Jonathan’s Place, you can make a direct donation by visiting the organization’s website at www.jpkids.org/donate.