Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 28th Fiesta de los Niños promises to be yet another crowd-pleaser

CUTLINE: Flint Hills Resources representatives presented Driscoll Children’s Hospital a $60,000 check Wednesday for the upcoming 28th annual Fiesta de los Ninos. Andy Saenz, Regional Manager Public Affairs, Koch Companies Public Sector (from left); Bea Glover, Community Relations Coordinator, Flint Hills Resources; Brook A. Vickery, PE, Vice President and Manufacturing Manager, Flint Hills Resources; Jeremy Evans, 2020 Fiesta de los Niños Co-Chair; Alice Evans, 2020 Fiesta de los Niños Co-Chair; Mary Dale Peterson, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Driscoll Health System; Diane Gates, President, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Development Foundation.

CORPUS CHRISTI – On Friday, Jan. 24, Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 28th annual Fiesta de los Niños will bring its signature combination of fun, food and music to the American Bank Center. The event’s mission remains the same as it did in the beginning – to help Driscoll offer more and enhanced services to the children of South Texas.

“Because of the support from community partners such as Flint Hills Resources, Driscoll Children’s Hospital is able to continue to enhance its services and carry on the vision of founder Clara Driscoll to be the regional leader in children’s services through innovation and excellence in healthcare, advocacy, education and research,” said Martha Avery, Vice President of Development at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Led by longtime title sponsor Flint Hills Resources, Fiesta de los Niños is Driscoll’s largest annual fundraising event. Each year, 100 percent of the funds raised from the event directly benefit the hospital. In 2019, with more than 1,500 people in attendance, Fiesta grossed more than $850,000.

Funds from the 2020 Fiesta de los Niños will help support the Heart Program at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, specifically, a new pediatric heart-lung machine, diagnostic fetal imaging equipment and upgrades to electrophysiology and cardiac catheterization.

Guests at Fiesta de los Niños will enjoy mobile bidding for Silent and Laura’s Bidboard auctions, the Live Auction, a barbecue dinner and entertainment by country music artist Josh Abbott Band.

Following the last item during the Live Auction, guests will have an additional opportunity to respond to an appeal with an individual donation during Light Up the Night. Light Up the Night funds will go toward the purchase of a new pediatric ambulance and upgraded equipment for Driscoll’s Critical Care Transport Team.

Fiesta de los Niños begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, Silent and Laura’s Bidboard auctions, and live music by Still Crazy.

For more information or table sponsorship, call Driscoll’s Development Foundation at (361) 694-6401 or visit www.driscollchildrens.org/fiesta-de-los-ninos.

  • What: 28th annual Fiesta de los Niños benefiting Driscoll Children’s Hospital
  • When: 6:30–11:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24
  • Where: American Bank Center Exhibit Hall, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Event schedule:

6:30 p.m. – Doors open, cocktails, live music by Still Crazy, Silent and Laura’s Bidboard auctions open

7:00 p.m. – Western barbecue dinner served, courtesy of Amigos de los Niños

8:30 p.m. – Live auction and Light Up the Night

9:30 p.m. – Featured entertainer Josh Abbott Band

10:00 p.m. – Silent and Laura’s Bidboard auctions close