Saturday, April 7, 2018
1 to 4 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Annette Strauss Artist Square

Family Gateway is launching a new spring event, DAYtoPLAY, to give children a day to just be kids – to make new friends and have fun while offering parents the opportunity to introduce or reinforce the importance of helping others.

Play is children’s work; it is how kids learn about themselves and the world around them. For children experiencing homelessness, play is a way of keeping their bodies and minds in the here and now rather than back in stressful and traumatic sensory memories. When children are fully and freely engaged in play, they learn new things, develop key social and emotional skills, feel part of a community, and take on new challenges.

DAYtoPLAY will bring families together for a day filled with activities and discoveries geared specifically to children. From lawn games and yoga to live music and crafts, entertainment will be paired with a focus on volunteerism and community service, including a basic overview of the scope of families who are experiencing or are near homelessness in our community. Proceeds from the event will support Family Gateway’s mission to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.

We hope you can join us for this incredible day of fun and friendship benefiting our city’s most vulnerable!

Click here to purchase tickets & sponsorships online

Click here to download the underwriting packet and sponsorship contract.
Please mail completed forms to Family Gateway at 711 S. St. Paul St, Dallas, TX 75201.


DAYtoPLAY Leadership

Honorary Chairs
Marlene and John Sughrue

Event Co-Chairs
Lara Wilhelm-Harrison and Steve Harrison
Eddie Maestri and Adam Moore

Host Committee
Michael and Ashley Bell
Raney Belland
Dr. Mitch Carroll and Mr. Stephen Jemente
Ben and Josh Collins
Barbara and Don Daseke
Davey and Lauren Farris
Mary and Brett Gall
Scott Goldberg and Katie Croft
Dawn and Bill Hennessey
Frank Hettig and Ed Beardsley
Robert Ivey and Chad Bieber
Mirjam and Chris Kirk
Jim and Alexa Knight
Laura Koonsman
Taylor and Munear Ashton Kouzbari
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Muffin and John Lemak
Minda and Gary Moor
Alexis and Andy O’Connell
Jenny and John O’Connor
Debbie Robinowitz
Ann and Bryon Romine
Deedie Rose
Lauren Soulis and Tim Burns
Letty and John Spicer
Torres Family
Maxine and Ben Trowbridge


Last updated: 2/22/2018