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Birthday Benefit pays off for Grant Halliburton Foundation

Written by Mindia Whittier

This is the second year the National Baseball Hall of Famer’s event benefited the Foundation.

The tenth anniversary Eric Nadel Birthday Benefit has raised more than $100,000 for Grant Halliburton Foundation.

Held on June 2 at the Kessler Theater, the event featured a VIP party for sponsors, live and silent auctions and music acts including Cas Haley as the headliner. It was presented by Bell Nunnally and 105.3 The Fan served as media sponsor.

The event included a new feature for 2022. Guests enjoyed Texas Rangers-themed snack vendors, such as those that would be seen at a baseball game. The baseball-themed treats included sunflowers seeds, Cracker Jacks, Big League Chew bubble gum, Baby Ruth candy bars and roasted peanuts. 

Eric Nadel, the voice of the Texas Rangers, welcomed attendees to his 70th birthday party benefit concert. Kevin Hall, Grant Halliburton Foundation president, also spoke at the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser support the Foundation’s mental health and suicide prevention education programs for North Texas children, teens and young adults.

Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The Foundation that bears his name works to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including education, conferences, collaboration and encouragement. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided mental health education, training, and support to more than 250,000 students, educators, parents, and professionals.

The Foundation also offers free community tools that provide easy access for North Texans seeking mental health and addiction information and resources.

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Mindia Whittier