• Houston Sports Figures Raise Funds for HIV/AIDS at Sport4Life

     
    POSTED June 16, 2014
     

The AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is hosting Sport4Life this August 21, taking a new twist on the organization’s annual art auction. AFH is recruiting the help of both professional and amateur athletes to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, reduce the stigma of HIV in the sports arena and promote healthy lifestyles to the public.

Former Houston City Council member, alongside several professional and amateur athletes like Houston Dynamo Mike Chabala, will be joining guests for a philanthropic sports-themed night with music, food, sports art and sports auction items. Guests are encouraged to dress in sports attire and dance into the night with the DJ on the dance floor.

"Original artwork fashioned from various sports equipment will be auctioned off at Sport4Life along with exclusive sports memorabilia and surprises throughout the night," said Melody Patel, chief development officer of AFH.

Sport4Life is largely made possible with the help from their generous sponsors: BBVA Compass Bank, Outsmart Magazine, Dynamo Charities, Outsports.com and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. A portion of the funds raised that night will support the AFH Scholarship Program as well as the free services offered for housing, food, prevention education, testing, youth and counseling programs for those living with and/or at risk for HIV/AIDS in the Houston area.

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.