Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Mewbourne to be honored at the All Saints Episcopal School
The guest speaker this year is Mr. Sean Tuohy, who is featured in "The Blind Side" book.
Please mark your calendar for the 20th annual All Saints Episcopal School Founders’ Day dinner set for Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 6:30 p.m. in the Bruce G. Brookshire Family Student Athletic Center at All Saints Episcopal School. We take tremendous pride in presenting this year’s Flame of Excellence Award to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Mewbourne.
Joanne and Curtis Mewbourne have a passion for children, education, and family. They are the parents of Dorothy Cuenod of Houston; Ruth Buckley and Julie Greene of Tyler. The Mewbournes have been blessed with nine grandchildren: Cameron, Grayson, Kirby, and Morgan Cuenod; Anna Gray and Hale Buckley; and Griffin, Merritte, and Wills Greene. Their deep level of commitment to family has influenced their support of All Saints over many years. They have contributed greatly to the growth and development of All Saints students and the campus.
The Mewbournes are responsible for creating and funding the Mewbourne Fellowship for Mathematics, an enrichment program which promotes math skills for Lower and Intermediate School students and provides training for their teachers. Additionally, their desire to provide a superior learning environment led to the building of Mewbourne Hall of Mathematics and Science. As a former quarterback, Mr. Mewbourne realized the importance of athletics in education and once again led the way by providing for Mewbourne Field, a top-of-the-line football, track, and field complex. The generous spirit of the Mewbourne family has provided opportunities at All Saints that have opened doors for students to reach their dreams.
The guest speaker this year is Mr. Sean Tuohy, entrepreneur, NBA broadcaster, and SEC Hall of Famer. As Micheal Lewis wrote in The Blind Side, the bestselling book that inspired the major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, “Sean was an American success story. He came from nothing and made himself rich.” The Blind Side tells the story of Micheal Oher, a homeless teenager turned first round NFL draft pick, with the support and love of an unlikely adoptive family: the Tuohys.
Sharing personal anecdotes with his signature southern charm, Sean invites you to go behind-the-scenes of the Tuohy household as he brings The Blind Side to life. From the perspective of a dedicated father and inspirational coach, Sean asks us all to consider these simple questions: how many other kids just like Michael Oher are falling through the cracks everyday; and, how can we make an impact big enough to change a broken system?
We invite you to join us in this wonderful celebration. All Founders’ Day proceeds benefit tuition assistance programs at All Saints.
Source: All Saints Episcopal School