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Young-hearted altruists dig in the sandbox for first-ever Recess fundraiser

Young-hearted altruists dig in the sandbox for Recess fundraiser

Hadley Galt, Tracy Madans, Recess
Hadley Galt, Tracy Madans Photo by Dana Driensky
Julie Bagley, Lynn McBee, Recess
Julie Bagley, Lynn McBee Photo by Dana Driensky
Kathy Holt, Richard Holt, Recess
Kathy Holt, Richard Holt Photo by Dana Driensky
Anne Reeder, Beth Johnson, Recess
Anne Reeder, Beth Johnson Photo by Dana Driensky
Angela Frederiksen, Mark Frederiksen, Recess
Anngela Frederiksen, Mark Frederiksen Photo by Dana Driensky
Marcus Allen, Ashley Allen, Recess
Marcus Allen, Ashley Allen Photo by Dana Driensky
Scott Bagley, Caroline Williams, Ches Williams, Recess
Scott Bagley, Caroline Williams, Ches Williams Photo by Dana Driensky
Tanya McDonald, Faye Briggs, Kate Rose Marquez, Julie Bagley, Recess
Tanya McDonald, Faye Briggs, Kate Rose Marquez, Julie Bagley  Photo by Dana Driensky
Travis Galt, Hadley Galt, Recess
Travis Galt, Hadley Galt Photo by Dana Driensky
Amanda Francis, Mark Francis at Recess
Amanda Francis, Mark Francis Photo by Dana Driensky
Rob Raymond, Kristie Raymond, Recess
Rob Raymond, Kristie Raymond Photo by Dana Driensky
Scott Phillips, Stephanie Phillips, Recess
Scott Phillips, Stephanie Phillips Photo by Dana Driensky
Ken Smith, Jill WestKaemper, Recess
Ken Smith, Jill Westkaemper Photo by Dana Driensky
Mary Virginia Reid, Kate Rose Marquez, Kit Sawers, Recess
Mary Virginia Reid, Kate Rose Marquz, Kit Sawers Photo by Dana Driensky
Mackenzie Martin, Melissa Mobley, Recess
Mackenzie Martin, Melissa Mobley Photo by Dana Driensky
Hadley Galt, Tracy Madans, Recess
Julie Bagley, Lynn McBee, Recess
Kathy Holt, Richard Holt, Recess
Anne Reeder, Beth Johnson, Recess
Angela Frederiksen, Mark Frederiksen, Recess
Marcus Allen, Ashley Allen, Recess
Scott Bagley, Caroline Williams, Ches Williams, Recess
Tanya McDonald, Faye Briggs, Kate Rose Marquez, Julie Bagley, Recess
Travis Galt, Hadley Galt, Recess
Amanda Francis, Mark Francis at Recess
Rob Raymond, Kristie Raymond, Recess
Scott Phillips, Stephanie Phillips, Recess
Ken Smith, Jill WestKaemper, Recess
Mary Virginia Reid, Kate Rose Marquez, Kit Sawers, Recess
Mackenzie Martin, Melissa Mobley, Recess

We remember elementary school recess fondly. And the Dallas AfterSchool Network was intent on re-creating that feeling at its first-ever Recess fundraiser.

Kate Rose Marquez and Julie Bagley co-chaired the soiree, held at the home of philanthropist Faye Briggs. To celebrate the organization's good work, more than 200 guests — including honorary chairs Sally and Forrest Hoglund, Lynn and Allan McBee, Anne Reeder, Amanda and Mark Francis, Stephanie and Scott Phillips, Tracy Madans, and Kathy and Richard Holt — sipped on hopscotches and monkey bars (courtesy of Moet Henessey) and dined on cafeteria-style food. 

As for fundraising, guests bid on luxury travel packages and more in a field trip auction and had some fun with a sandbox prize game. They bought chances to dig in the sand to unearth buried coins that matched up to various prizes, including an iPad and Nike and Highland Park Village gift cards. 

All tallied, Recess raised $165,000 for Dallas AfterSchool Network, which helps afterschool sites serving low-income youth in our community achieve national quality standards for the benefit of the children they serve.