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Martyn Lucas - the Show Must Go On!

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - by Stephen S. Mabry, CAE

The Show Must Go On!: 07/12/2020

Texas Lions Camp, Inc.
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From the Office of the President & CEO
Stephen S. Mabry, CAE

Martyn Lucas & TLC to Host Benefit Concert - August 27, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

Kerrville, TX - July 12, 2020. Every now and then, you meet someone and recognize the fact that you have made a genuine and meaningful connection. Martyn Lucas is one of those connections I recently made and I am excited about an event that he has taken the initiative to produce as a benefit fundraiser and concert for TLC.

To tell you a little bit about Martyn, he was voted "World Piano Man" by Sir Elton John. He has performed as the Phantom of the Opera in Covent Garden, London and has appeared in 195 countries around the World. Martyn sings over 650 songs in 14 voices and 7 languages.

To raise public awareness of TLC's mission and to promote the fundraising success of TLC's effort to raise both of these things during the Polar Bear Plunge Challenge, Martyn will donate his talent, professional grade studio and event planning prowess to provide an additional promotional event and layer to TLC's effort. TLC's, The Show Must Go On event is scheduled for August 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM and will be brought to you LIVE from Martyn's professional studio.

"Through this exciting event, TLC's Polar Bear Court will be provided yet another enticement (other than their taking a plunge into the frigid river) to attract individual and corporate sponsorship of the Polar Bear Challenge to benefit TLC's Building Fund," said Stephen Mabry. The "plunge" will be taken from the Mo-Ranch slide on January 1, 2021, when we will ALL celebrate the passage of 2020 into archival history.

Martyn Lucas Event

Why are these funds needed?
Storm Damage and Covid-19: the Show Must Go On!

As many of you know, TLC suffered significant damage to at least five structures from three major storms that were visited upon us in March and May of 2020. The result of these storms was the loss and total destruction of Bunkhouse 2, significant structural damage of Bunkhouse 1, significant roofing damage to Jackson, and Real Dorms and some of the equestrian center facilities. At the same time, TLC was not allowed to operate its leasing program and gave up more than $250,000 in lost revenue from partnership programs that had to be sidelined due to Covid-19. All gifts donated to the Show Must Go On! concert or the Polar Bear Challenge will be restricted as brick & mortar and deemed as having been received by TLC's Building Fund for CAMPaign Vision 2020 & Beyond.

Thank you Martyn for joining your talents with TLC's to benefit Texas Children who have special medical conditions. Together, we will have the privilege and opportunity to ensure that the Show Goes on for future generations of children, some of whom have yet to be born!

Until then, remember: Children Can...With TLCTM.

or send your tax deductible gift to:

Texas Lions Camp, Inc.
PO Box 290247
Kerrville, TX  78029
Attn: Polar Bear Challenge/ #"person sponsored"


Stephen is President and CEO of Texas Lions Camp, Inc. and recently celebrated 30 years of service to this 70 year-old, 501(c)(3) charitable, organization in August of 2019. TLC, Inc. has a large Board of Directors consisting of 94 voting members and over 300 volunteer members that serve on one of 10 standing committees. As a corporation, TLC has more than 200 full-time and seasonal employees (who are organized into 7 departments) and over 2,000 volunteers per year that are responsible for creating an atmosphere of success for more than 1,500 children with physical disabilities per summer. Stephen is a Certified Association Executive with the American Society of Association Executives, a past Certified Fund-Raising Executive with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Stephen is a father of three and resides on TLC’s Kerrville campus together with his wife Shawn, who as luck would have it, is a professional editor.
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