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Yawl Ketch the Spirit... of Devereux Cruises in, Encourages Change

League City, Texas – August 15, 2017 – Community members throughout the Bay Area set sail for a worthy cause on Aug. 10 at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s 14th Annual Yawl Ketch the Spirit… of Devereux fundraiser.  

The Love Boat-themed evening aboard Kemah’s Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht aimed to turn the tide for mental health. Proceeds benefit the long-term hospitalization and intensive residential programs for adolescents in Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s care. 

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed a Galveston Bay cruise, delicious food, drinks, raffles and more. Bid board packages enticed attendees to up the ante in hopes of winning big. Prizes included a penthouse suite stay at South Shore Harbour Resort, a private catered meal for 12 at Butler’s Courtyard and a fajita fiesta for 30 people at Esteban’s Café and Cantina’s Fiesta Shack.

Event organizers were honored to welcome special guests including League City Mayor Pat Hallisey, League City Councilman Greg Gripon, Kim Bonnen, wife of Representative Greg Bonnen, and Fay Picard, district director for Rep. Bonnen. 

Devereux Texas Executive Director Pamela Reed cited the fundraiser as a fun-filled way to cap off the summer and benefit the deserving youth Devereux works with each day. 

“The work we do has a very real, very lasting impact on some of the most underserved members of our community. These individuals don’t just need us, but they need all of you,” she said. “Without your generous support, we couldn’t do the work that we do. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping Devereux change lives.”

For more information about Devereux Texas, call 281.316.5423 or visit View photos and highlights from this event.

2017 sponsors include:

Ship Doctor Sponsor

Cruise Director Sponsor

Purser Sponsors

Steward Sponsors


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