Welcome to the
Panhandle Prairie Sharks
“Escape your world, relax in ours”
We call ourselves the Panhandle Prairie Sharks and we are Amarillo’s official chapter of the Parrot
Heads in Paradise (PHiP). Our purpose is to serve our community by supporting local charities while having as much phun as possible. We.bring together like-minded individuals who embrace the Party with a Purpose belief and who are committed to making a real difference in our community. We may be located in the phlat and dusty Panhandle of Texas, but our souls are in paradise where living is easy, phun is mandatory, and you can always find a phriend and a place in the shade.
The purpose of PPS is to provide charitable and educational activities promoting the general welfare of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle In fact, since you’re still reading, we bet we’re a “PHlock” like you! If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, join us at our next club function, or just sign up to be a member! We’d be happy to have you aboard!
If you would like more information on becoming a member, please visit our Membership page and join in the PHun!
Contact Us: email@example.com
Our club is a local 501 (c) non-profit chapter of the Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc., whose purpose is to assist in community and environmental concerns and provide a variety of social activities for people who are interested in the music of Jimmy Buffett and the tropical lifestyle he personifies.
Socks are the least donated item. Every October the Prairie Sharks collect new men’s, women’s and children’s socks for #FaithCityMission
. Help us by bringing socks to happy hour at Robinson’s Time Out BBQ.
If you cannot make the happy hour, please message us or Tracey Kilburn.
Help us make this the biggest Socktober ever!
Bring your lawn chair & BYOB for an evening of Phun, Food (Burgers and dogs), and great music. We are so excited about Geezers Gone Wild playing for us again this year—October 7th. There will be a $20.00 cover for members and non-members. $10.00 will go towards the food and band, and $10.00 will go to Homeless Heroes. (our 4th quarter fundraiser)
We hope you can help us celebrate our 11th birthday. It is crazy to think we are another year older. Over the past 11 years we have raised a little over $45,000.00 for different charities and families. This is awesome for no bigger than our club is. We would not have been able to do so without your help. Thank you to every one of you that has helped make PPS a huge success! Over the years we have met and become friends with so many wonderful people. Friends we consider family. Thank you again for 11 incredible trips around the sun!
See you all there! No doubt it will be a LARGE time!
Please RSVP for a head count for food.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Without you we would be nothing!! This quarter we raised $1500.00 for Sister-Bear Foundation. The 1500.00 raised for Sister-Bear was used for a silent auction tailgate set-up, 500.00 in gift cards for the gift card pull, and PPS will be the sponsors of the bar for the remaining 500.00! Julie and Sister-Bear are very appreciative!!
The Sister-Bear Shoot and dinner is tomorrow. If you have nothing better to do come out and join us for a wonderful fun-filled evening. Tickets are still available. There will be a silent and live auction as well.
Save the date for Septembers Happy Hour, Friday September 15.
Place: Robinson Time Out BBQ 3723 SW 58th St, Amarillo, TX,
This quarter we are Partying with a Purpose to raise money for the Sister-Bear Foundation. Thus far we have raised $700.00. PPS has been involved with the Sister-Bear Foundation for the past 4 years. This foundation holds a very special place in our hearts. September will be the last month to raise money for this foundation. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all that have donated. The saying goes…. “it takes a village” we are that village!
If you are not aware of who and what the foundation is all about please check them out.
Good morning Parrot heads. We have a couple of opportunities for volunteer work this weekend, the 19th and then again on 8/26.
First is this weekend for Emi’s color shoot. They need 6-8 volunteers to serve Lunch and Dinner for the shooters. Lunch would be 10-2 and Dinner would be from 4-8 on Saturday. Contact Meg at 806.674.7554 if you are able to help.
Second is a Charity golf tourney on 8/29. The tourney is at Comanche golf course and they need volunteers to assist with signins and other things. Be at Comanche at 815am and you should be done by 230pm. Lunch will be served for all volunteers. Contact Charles Leard if you can help out at 806.584.4236.
If you are able to volunteer for either or both events, please send your volunteer hours to me at 806.676.9494 or Kellie at 806.433.1187.
Thank you and I hope some of you will be able to help!
This quarter we are Partying with a Purpose to raise money for the Sister-Bear Foundation. PPS has been involved with the Sister-Bear Foundation for the past 4 years. This foundation holds a very special place in our hearts. If you are not aware of who and what the foundation is all about please check them out.
What a phun night last night! Shark Beach Burgers
did not disappoint!! Thank you for all those that came and supported The Sister-Bear Foundation. We missed those that were not able to make it. We raised $400.00. Whoop! Whoop! You guy’s are the BEST!! Always a large time with this group!!
**If you were not able to contribute last night and would like to you can Venmo or PayPal to @prairiesharks
We wanted to share a little more information of what and who Sister-Bear Foundation is.
In a blink of an eye your world could change.
*Most of us know someone who has experienced a life-altering event….traumatic stroke, crippling disease, or debilitating accident. Transforming every aspect of their life… but how do they begin to rise from this change?
Sister-Bear Foundation’s mission is to provide access to adaptive fitness and wellness resources for mobility-impaired adults recovering from a neurological accident or illness to improve their health, functionality, independence, and quality of life.
The ultimate goal of this organization is to develop a facility to offer a long term, local solution to maximize recovery with exercise for those with a neurological diagnosis. In the meantime, we are committed to granting funds to local residents who are in need of neuro-rehab and health and wellness resources.
Please visit the website to learn more about this foundation to see how your support helps so many whos world was changed “in a blink of an eye”
President/founder Julie Schniederjan Granger
and her daughter Kathryn Granger
and their family and friends work many a many a hours helping spread the word and helping as many people as possible in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas.
The Sister-Bear Story
Kathryn Grangersister-bearLife can take unexpected turns, any day and at anytime. There’s no way to prepare for it … treat everyday as if it’s your last. The kind of loss I have experienced, not many others can come close to relating to. On March 1Oth, 2018, I lost my best friend, Sarah Tucker. Sarah and I were in a car accident coming back from the small town of Whitedeer, where we were prom dress shopping. On the drive back we saw a bridge with railroad tracks just above it, we both thought it was the most beautiful thing. We stopped to take pictures under the bridge, and I’ll never forget the laughter we shared in that moment. Sarah was the kind of person that lit up a room, just by walking into it. The kind of person you meet once, and remember for the rest of your life. The kind of person who’s laughter was just so infectious. The kind of person that overflowed with the love of Jesus. If everyone was just a little bit more like Sarah this world would be a happier place. If I could spend 24 more hours with Sarah, I would tell her how much I loved, and appreciated her. I would want to make sure she understood how much of an impact she made on me and my life. She was the sister I never had, my better half, my safe haven, and my secret keeper. I would tell her how she made every bad day, good. She was always telling me that God was in charge and he’ll never lead me astray, she kept my faith strong. Sarah also had the voice of an angel, when she sang she sent goosebumps throughout the entire room. I am paralyzed from my chest down (T3). I spent a total of 66 days in inpatient rehab at Baylor, in Dallas. My mom and I made weekly trips to Ft Worth for 7 months, where I received outpatient rehab at a facility called Neurological Recovery Center. This clinic offered the latest robotic equipment, aquatic therapy, neurological virtual reality, as well as, acupuncture. I have transitioned those weekly trips to Lubbock, by myself, for rehab at Trustpoint. As of August 2019, this facility acquired a Lokomat, the same robotic therapy I was getting in Ft Worth. In the time I’ve spent at outpatient rehab, I’ve seen the impact of this technology, that isn’t offered here locally in Amarillo, make such a huge difference in the lives of so many others, like myself. I know God has a bigger plan for my life, otherwise, I wouldn’t still be here today. My best friend didn’t survive the accident, but I know I am here to serve a greater purpose in the lives of others, and Sarah is my inspiration for continuing to persevere through challenges I am confronted with. I have learned to cherish every single moment, as if it’s my last. I appreciate the little things more, like little conversations with my parents at night and the radiant smiles from strangers out in public The high school basketball games that I always took for granted. I look forward to family time and church. Life is beautiful.
~ Kathryn Granger
Our PPS peep’s are the most giving, caring, loving group of people we could ever ask for. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, to everyone who helped make our 2nd quarter fundraiser a huge success. PPS raised $1500.00 for the Watson family.
They saying goes “3rd times the charm. So with that said…What better place to have a Prairie Shark happy hour than at Shark Beach Burgers! We hope you can join us for a lot of Laughs, Fellowship and Phun! This quarter we are Partying with a Purpose to raise money for the Sister-Bear Foundation. PPS has been involved with the Sister-Bear Foundation for the past 4 years. This foundation holds a very special place in our hearts. If you are not aware of who and what the foundation is all about please check them out.
Bonus….Insufficient Funds will be playing on July 28th from 7:30-10:30
**For those that have not been to Shark Beach Burgers before there is limited sitting so be sure to bring your lawn chair, an umbrella for a little shade being there is none until the sun goes down, Also if you plan on eating you might order sooner than later due to the volume of people that might be ahead of you.