Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 27th Fiesta de los Niños promises to be another crowd-pleaser

Karen Haug, 2019 Co-Chair, Fiesta de los Niños (from left); Allister Arnold, MD, MMM, Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Eric Hamon, President and CEO, Driscoll Health System; Brook A. Vickery, PE, Vice President and Manufacturing Manager, Flint Hills Resources; Bea Glover, Community Relations Coordinator, Flint Hills Resources; Andy Saenz, Regional Manager Public Affairs, Koch Companies Public Sector; and Laura Commons, 2019 Co-Chair, Fiesta de los Niños, kick off the 27th annual Fiesta de los Niños on Thursday with a $58,000 check presentation from Flint Hills Resources, the longtime title sponsor of the event.

CORPUS CHRISTI – On Friday, Feb. 8, Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 27th 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 2018, with more than 1,500 people in attendance, Fiesta grossed more than $940,000.

Funds from the 2019 Fiesta de los Niños will go toward the purchase of a new state-of-the-art Dual-Energy/Ultra-Fast CT (computed tomography) scanner for the Radiology Department at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The advanced technology of the CT scanner offers faster scan times, less radiation exposure to patients and sharp 3-D imaging.

Guests at Fiesta de los Niños will enjoy silent, live and bidboard auctions, a barbecue dinner and entertainment by country music artist Cory Morrow. 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: 27th annual Fiesta de los Niños benefiting Driscoll Children’s Hospital
  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8
  • 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 Cory Morrow

10:00 p.m. – Laura’s Bidboard closes