Driscoll’s Fiesta de los Ninos nets $1,023,000

Twenty-five years ago in 1993, a tradition was beginning in Corpus Christi. Fiesta de los Niños, which began as a small, grass-roots effort, has evolved into a high-profile event that many South Texans return to year after year.

The 25th annual Fiesta de los Niños was an unprecedented success, setting a new record for net proceeds of $1,023,000 for Driscoll Children’s Hospital. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go toward the creation of a new Outpatient Surgery Center that will be a consolidated, efficient and child-friendly space on the first floor of the new North Pavilion.

Title sponsor Flint Hills Resources has been with Driscoll Children’s Hospital since the beginning, supporting Fiesta and the health of South Texas children every single year since 1993.

“Many thanks to the hard-working committee, numerous volunteers and, of course, the generous supporters who contributed to the mission of Driscoll,” said Martha Avery, Vice President of Development for Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Funds from the Light Up the Night auction will provide Amtryke bicycles that are adapted to children with a wide variety of disabilities so they have the opportunity to experience the mobility and independence that typical children experience through riding a bike. At the conclusion of the Light Up the Night auction, $60,075 had been raised for this special project.