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20th annual ‘Yawl Ketch the Spirit … of Devereux’ event raises $42,000 for Devereux Texas


Scott Carter

More than 150 guests gathered at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, Texas, for Devereux Texas’ 20th annual “Yawl Ketch the Spirit … of Devereux” event.

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The event generated $42,000 for Devereux Texas’ Autism Intensive Residential Program.

More than 150 guests embarked on an adventure “Under the Sea” at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, Texas, for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas’ 20th annual “Yawl Ketch the Spirit … of Devereux” event to raise critical funds for the center’s Autism Intensive Residential Program.

The event generated $42,000 for the program, which serves youth, ages 6 to 17, with moderate to severe autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and co-occurring mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention-deficit disorder.

“What an incredible event! We want to thank our sponsors and attendees for their overwhelming kindness and generosity,” said Devereux Texas Executive Director Pam Reed. “Funds raised from this event will support our therapeutic and educational services, enabling us to continue to provide hope and healing for those in our care. Together, with our supporters and the greater Houston community, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of the children and adolescents we serve.”

About the event …

During the “Yawl Ketch the Spirit” event, the South Shore Harbour Resort ballroom was transformed into an underwater wonderland, complete with a sunken ship, coral reefs, and mesmerizing jellyfish. The guests, many of whom dressed in ocean-themed attire, enjoyed specially crafted food and drinks, while the band Bourbon Street provided a lively atmosphere.

Exclusive experiences, including a weeklong stay in a luxurious estate home in Manzanillo, Mexico, a vibrant fajita fiesta party at Esteban’s Café and Cantina, an intimate private dinner at Butler’s Courtyard, and a penthouse stay at South Shore Harbour Resort, were offered via live and silent auctions.

View photos from the event.

Save the date: Annual Golf Classic

Devereux Texas is hosting its 20th annual Divots for Devereux Golf Classic – also benefitting the center’s Autism Intensive Residential Program – on May 6 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. For more information, including how to become a sponsor, contact Joni Cordts.

Learn more about Devereux Texas, and learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.


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