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    Third Annual Heart of Dallas Fast Pitch Event

    Heart of Dallas Young Professionals (HODYP) announced the third annual Heart of Dallas Fast Pitch event to take place on Giving Tuesday, November 28, will be the presenting sponsor of this annual event., 2017 at the House of Blues from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Local nonprofits that support projects or programming dedicated to youth will be selected to compete for funding in a "Shark Tank" style format. Lagardère Sports and Entertainment's newly branded partnership marketing agency, Lagardère Plus,womens Jatavis Brown Jersey,
    "We have a major presence in Dallas and recognize the importance of supporting an organization of young leaders in sport and entertainment that is making a meaningful difference in our community,womens Russell Okung Jersey," said Kern Egan,womens Tre Boston Jersey, Americas. "We are proud to support the annual Fast Pitch event as presenting sponsor.",womens Spencer Pulley Jersey, Lagardère Plus President
    HODYP is comprised of young sports and entertainment professionals in DFW and aims to create bold social change in our community. HODYP created the Fast Pitch event to boost their contribution to the community and recognize the many DFW nonprofits that support local youth programs and projects. Through Fast Pitch,womens Kenny Wiggins Jersey, area nonprofits will receive grants to support their efforts in addition to the opportunity to engage with potential new supporters, and volunteers.,Authentic Jatavis Brown Jersey, donors
    "In just two years we have awarded $200,000 in funding to local nonprofits in a fun and dynamic way,womens Tyrell Williams Jersey, a founding partner of the Heart of Dallas. "This platform allows us to support and celebrate the amazing work that these organizations are doing in our community while connecting and engaging some of our young professionals to these organizations."," said Britton Banowsky
    Last year's grand prize winner was Café Momentum, The Warren Center, requesting funding to support a 12-month, post-release internship for juvenile offenders. The People's Choice award went to New Friends New Life, which earned the organization an additional $5,000 to provide sexual abuse recovery groups for teen girls in the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center and aftercare services for when they are released. Bryan's House, and CitySquare also earned grants as finalists at Fast Pitch 2016., Mercy Street,Authentic Russell Okung Jersey, The First Tee of Greater DallasAuthentic Younghoe Koo Jersey,
    A formal grant process is conducted,Authentic Tre Boston Jersey, vision,Authentic Spencer Pulley Jersey, and the HODYP Steering Committee selects the event finalists after reviewing all applications. Chosen finalists have the chance to participate in the Heart of Dallas Fast Pitch,Authentic Kenny Wiggins Jersey, performing a three-minute live on-stage performance,womens Younghoe Koo Jerseyand goals., or 'pitch,Authentic Tyrell Williams Jersey,' to convince the panel of judges and audience why their organization deserves grant dollars to help them achieve their mission
    "Thanks to our support from partners like Lagardère Plus,Authentic Brandon Mebane Jersey, the event continues to get bigger and better each year, President of HODYP and Director of Corporate Sponsorships at The Dallas Mavericks. "We are able to connect our members with these organizations through volunteer opportunities and young leadership positions. We also take pride in the fact that we can award substantial funding to enhance the impact these nonprofits have in our community."," said Kyle Tapply
    Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities will receive this year's Community Excellence Award at the Fast Pitch event. This award honors professional athletes who have made an impact on the field and a positive difference in their community. Previous Community Excellence Award recipients include Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and Dallas Stars Captain Jamie Benn.
    Emmitt Smith has achieved great success on the football field at every level. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010,womens Brandon Mebane Jersey, Smith finished his 15-year professional career as the NFL's all-time leading rusher. Smith is also a three-time Super Bowl Champion and the only player in NFL history to win the Super Bowl, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities was established to provide resources to help children see and dream beyond the restrictive opportunities of their environment., Super Bowl MVP award and NFL MVP award in the same season (1993). Post-career
    To purchase tickets or become a sponsor for the Heart of Dallas Fast Pitch, please visit Discounted tickets are available for nonprofit employees.
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