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.
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
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.
What better way to start the New Year off than with good friends, good food, adult spirits, and raising money for those in need. #PartyWithAPurpose
We hope you can join us in kicking this year off in the right direction.5:30-8:30 at Cada Vez Cocina Mexicana 9200 Town Square Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79119
We are excited about doing what we can to help raise money for Homeless Heros this quarter.
Facebook event https://fb.me/e/1ngSJIEg6
Time to start registering now for the Panhandle Prairie Sharks 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. Benefitting the Texas Panhandle Builders Association Scholarship Fund in Memory of our dear friend Ron Connally.
Please see the flyer below for information along with the links to register for both singles and doubles. We hope you will join us in making a day out of it and register for both. You will need to download the Scoreholio app on your device in order to register. Very easy to download and follow.
If you have any questions or problems doing so please let us know. In order to make this event a GREAT success, we need your help in joining in on the PHUN.
There will be all levels of players. The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly. I myself am moving up in ranks to the bad. lol, So whatever level you are do not let this stop you from joining us for some great PHUN! Please feel free to share and help spread the word! 🙂
** A BIG thanks to Jesse Melson with Yellow City Cornhole League for running this tournament.
Singles link for registration
Doubles link for registration
Below is the sponsorship form for our 2nd Annual PPS Cornhole Tournament. If you are anyone you know who would like to sponsor this event please see the flyer. If you have any questions please let us know. Thank you! Download the form here —–> sponsorship cornhole 2021