VAEF hosts three major events throughout the year. We would love to have you join us!
Sporting Clays Classic
Each fall, VAEF hosts an annual Sporting Clays Classic. The clay shoot is held in our area, most recently at Bethel Ranch just east of Van Alstyne. It is always a great morning filled with fun, food, friends, and shooting! Prizes are given to the winning shooters and winning teams.
At the 2016 Sporting Clays Classic, the winning shooter was Justin Braddock, and the winning team consisted of Justin Braddock, Stacy Braddock, Chris Carlson, and Jerry Mott!
Thank you to our 2016 (4th) Annual Sporting Clays Classic sponsors:
Best Pawn, Redden Concrete, Bob Sanford, Gallagher Construction, JDS Contractors, Lawrence Farms, Prime Construction Services, Southwest Auction, American Bank, Bill Benton, Caring Bridge Home Health, Elite Landscape, GCEC, iPro Media, J&S, JenCon Associates LLC, Kinetic Solutions LLC, Landmark Bank, Nue Plumbing, One Source Building, Premeir Fence and Outdoor, Tactical Demolition, Texas Star Bank, United Mechanical, Van Alstyne Family Practice, Retriever Sporting Clays, Benton Luttrell, AlphaPex LLC, Bank of Texas, Quick Check, Sam and Cathy Atkins, VA Athletic Booster Club
Denim and Diamonds Gala
The Denim and Diamonds Gala is held each Spring and is the largest fundraiser for the Van Alstyne Education Foundation. Guests enjoy a night of dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a silent and live auction.
Mark your calendars! The 2018 Denim and Diamonds Gala is scheduled for Friday, March 23 at The Springs Event Center in Anna, Texas.
The 2017 Gala earned about $84,000! Thank you to everyone who attended and to our 2017 Gala Sponsors:
Ramey Chevrolet, Gallagher Construction, Lola and Bob Sanford, Kyrie’s Coffee (in kind), Benton Luttrell Co., GCEC, WRA Architects, Kinetic Solutions, Van Alstyne Family Practice, Utter Wealth Management, Pettit Realty Group, Innovative Hardscape Solutions, Landmark Bank, Texas Star Bank, Lone Star Roofing, Welding, and Construction of Texas, Panther Wash, Best Pawn, Southwest Auction, First United Bank, Caring Bridge Home Health, VAISD School Board, J&S Tire and Auto, Independent Bank, Monkey See Monkey Do Exotic Zoo, Bill and Becky Rasor, Scoggins Funeral Home and Crematory, JC Young Team, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, The Uselton Group, McCullough and Pierson Insurance, 1873 Market & Cafe, Chris Drake, Root Engineering Services, JenCon, Serenity Best Home Health, Sheep Boutique (in kind)
Little Big Town 5k and Family Fun Run
The Little Big Town 5k and Family Fun Run began in 2008. In 2013, it was taken over by the Van Alstyne Education Foundation. The first Saturday of each May, runners (and walkers) gather in the downtown streets of Van Alstyne. The beautiful 5k course is USA Track and Field certified and wraps around the quaint downtown roads of historic Van Alstyne. Experienced runners, joggers, and walkers are in invited to participate in the event, along with children of all ages. Chip timers are utilized and there are awards given out to overall male and female youth and adult division finishers.
The 2017 Little Big Town 5k and Family Fun Run was held on Saturday, May 6. Over $11,000 was raised! Jacob Taylor was the overall mens finisher and Hannah Taylor was the overall womens finisher!
Thank you to those who participated, and thank you to our 2017 5k Sponsors:
American Efficiency Solutions, Benton Luttrell, Best Pawn, Camp Gladiator, Cold Springs Animal Hospital, Cornell and Stracener CPAs, Crown Cleaners, Custom Point Construction, Diamond Grocery, DJ Rob Kenny, El Patio Escondito, Fairway Independent Mortgage, GCEC, Innovative Hardscape Services, Kinetic Energy, Kwik Kar, Landmark Bank, Legacy Texas Bank, Lift Dance/ Fitness/ Arts, Peak Physical Therapy, Pediatric Dentistry of Sherman, Phaseware, Rodney and Pam Carroll, Rustic Grace, Ruthie and Robert Warner, Sheep Boutique, Slim and Renew, Tailwaggers Country Inn, Texas Star Bank, The Green Acre, Tree Service Solutions, Van Alstyne Family Dentistry, Van Alstyne Family Practice, Whistle Stop Cafe