The West Texas Rehabilitation Centerâ€™s Round-Up for Rehab events in Sweetwater were again a big success. The Shrimp Peel/Auction and the sale at Sweetwater Cattle Auction this year raised over $33,000 according to Dan Huggins, Director of Donor Relations at the West Texas Rehab Center. Huggins said â€śWe truly appreciate the support of the Sweetwater community. Once again, everyone, including many businesses and individuals, came through in a special way for our patients and our organization, we cannot do what we do without you.â€ť
Heading up the events this year in Sweetwater were Jan Smith, Tom Rees, Homer and Beth Taylor, Riley Ann Price, Dalton Maddox, Brenda Stevens, Tom Henderson and Debbie May.
The Roundup for Rehab is where local ranchers, businesses and individuals come together to help raise funds for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The Center cares annually for over 28,000 children and adults regardless of their ability to pay for needed services.
Nine sales were held this year in local west Texas communities to benefit patients at the West Texas Rehab Center. In addition to Sweetwater, San Angelo, Abilene, Stephenville, Olden, Dublin, Brownwood, Junction, and Coleman also hosted events this year.
Red Steagall once again teamed with Rehab as Honorary Chairman of the Round-Up, because as the legendary cowboy says of Rehab, itâ€™s a place where â€śneighbor-helping-neighborâ€ť is more than just a sloganâ€¦itâ€™s a way of living and doing business.
Others with key roles in the 2011 program were general chairmen Mike Alexander and Randy Carson of Abilene, Jody Frey of San Angelo and Bob Helmers of Christoval.
Corporate friends of Rehab that have once again stepped forward as Round-Up sponsors are Bar-G Feedyard, Group IV-Member Owned Electric Co-ops including Big Country Electric Co-op, Taylor Electric Co-op, Comanche Electric Co-op, Concho Valley Electric Co-op, Coleman County Electric Co-op and Southwest Texas Electric Co-op, also sponsoring this year were Lone Star Beef, Basic Energy Services, B-4 Farms, Stamford Insurance/American First Insurance, Hargrove Family, Strongpoint/Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife, and HEB Food Stores.
The Round-Up for Rehab is the Centerâ€™s longest running fundraiser now in its 53rd year.