Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 26th Fiesta de los Niños promises to be another crowd-pleaser

Flint Hills Resources presented Driscoll Children’s Hospital a check for $58,000 on Tuesday to kick off preparations for the 26th annual Fiesta de los Niños fundraiser Jan. 26. From left: Marc Layton, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Development Foundation Board of Directors; Martha Avery, Vice President of Development at Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Todd & Lindsey Pietsch, 2018 Fiesta de los Niños Co-Chairs; Brook Vickery, Vice President and Manufacturing Manager, Flint Hills Resources; Karina & Chase Carlisle, 2018 Fiesta de los Niños Co-Chairs; and Andy Saenz, Regional Manager Public Affairs, Koch Companies Public Sector.

CORPUS CHRISTI – On Friday, Jan.26, Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 26th 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 2017, with more than 1,500 people in attendance, Fiesta raised more than $1,023,000 net.

Funds from the 2018 Fiesta de los Niños will help with the successful completion of the new North Pavilion that will house both a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and new Outpatient Surgery Center, adding much-needed child-friendly and efficient space to fulfill Driscoll’s mission of offering hope and healing in an environment of trust, compassion and care for the children of South Texas.

Guests at Fiesta de los Niños will enjoy silent, live and bidboard auctions, a barbecue dinner and entertainment by country music artist and Corpus Christi native Roger Creager. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, silent and 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: 26th annual Fiesta de los Niños benefiting Driscoll Children’s Hospital
  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26
  • Where: American Bank Center Exhibit Hall, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Event schedule:

6:30 p.m. – Doors open, reception, silent & bidboard auctions open, dancing to Still Crazy

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

8:30 p.m. – Live auction begins, silent auction closes (bidboard remains open until 10 p.m.)

9:30 p.m. – Featured entertainer Roger Creager

10:00 p.m. – Laura’s Bidboard closes