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VAEF hosts three major events throughout the year.  We would love to have you join us!
Little Big Town 5k and Family Fun Run
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 4, 2018

Join for this year’s run on May 4 to run the downtown street of Van Alstyne and raise money for VAISD teachers and students!  Registration is open online at:



The 10th Annual Little Big Town 5k and Family Fun Run took place on Cinco De Mayo in 2018!  Over 250 runners took to the streets to debut the new course celebrating the run’s 10th anniversary!  The overall men’s finisher in 2018 was Bryce Sevarino with a time of 18:33 and the overall women’s finisher was Callie Dunkerson with a time of 23:36.

Thank you to our 2018 5k Sponsors: Baylor Scott and White Primary Care- Van Alstyne, Gallagher Construction, LaCore Logistics, Bob and Lola Sanford, Texas Star Bank, Kinetic Solutions, Rustic Grace, Benton Luttrell, Best Pawn, CNC Ultimate Waterproofing, Custom Point Construction, GCEC, Harvest Dental, Innovative Hardscape Services, Landmark Bank, Legacy Texas Bank, Let Me Shoot Your Hound, Peak Physical Therapy, Ruthie and Robert Warner, Tailwaggers, Tree Service Solutions, El Patio, Caring Bridge, Cornell and Stracener CPAs, County Line Referral Group, Crown Cleaners, Fairway Independent Mortgage Company, Garnished Nest, Green Acres, Kwik Kar, Lift Dance/Fitness/Arts, Loves Commercial Lawn Maintenance, Lux Aesthetic Med Spa, Rod and Pam Carroll

Sporting Clays Classic

The 6th Annual Sporting Clays Classic was held on Saturday, October 27 at Top Fun Ranch in Anna.  Despite a last minute location change due to an extremely rainy fall season, 96 shooters came out to partake in a morning of clay shooting, BBQ, and fun!  The top team was made up of John Autry, Billy Bennett, Steven Lee, and Ramsey Watson and top overall shooter was Billy Bennett. The youth division winners were Clayton Jones (11-14) and Sam Sockwell (15-18).

Thank you to all of the 2018 Sporting Clays Classic Sponsors: GCEC, LaCore Logistics, Bob Utter Ford, The DeMond Family, Gallagher Construction, J&S Auto and Tire, JenCon, Sports South, Benton Luttrell, Best Pawn, Bob and Lola Sanford, Braddock Pools, Caring Bridge Home Health, JDS Construction, JT Materials, Landmark Bank, Lawrence Farms, Texas Star Bank, United Mechanical, Baylor Scott and White Primary Care- Van Alstyne, First United, Kinetic Solutions, Quick Check Convenience Stores, David Wood, Innovative Hardscape Services, Redden Concrete



For more information on how to get involved with with this event in 2019, please contact Dacia McBryde at 903-482-8817 or

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 2019 Denim and Diamonds Gala is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 at One Preston Events in Gunter, Texas.

Join us on SATURDAY, March 30 at One Preston Events in Gunter for our 6th Annual Denim and Diamonds Gala!  This will be our first Saturday night Gala, and you won’t want to miss it!  Dinner, drinks, games, and a live and silent auction are sure to make for a great night!  Visit our gala webpage at: for more information on tickets and sponsorships.

With about 200 guests in attendance, the 2018 Gala raised nearly $100,000!  We debuted an online/mobile bidding platform that allowed guests to bid from their seats, as well as non-attendees to bid remotely.  We enjoyed music from DJ Steve Bogran, many rounds of “poker darts,” and our auctioneer, Game Warden Randolph McGee from the Animal Planet show Lone Star Law, excited the crowd.  Join in on the fun this year by securing your tickets now!

Thank you to our 2018 Gala Sponsors: Gallagher Construction, Bob and Lola Sanford, WRA Architects, Benton Luttrell, Kinetic Solutions, Texoma Chevy Dealers, Baylor Scott and White Primary Care- Van Alstyne, Braddock Enterprises, Fierce Motions in Dance, GCEC, Griffin Brantley and Thomas, Independent Bank, LaCore Logistics, Landmark Bank, Rodney and Sarah Macias, Pettit Realty Group, Root Engineering, Texas Star Bank, The Turquoise Wagon, Utter Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Sam and Cathy Atkins, Best Pawn, Caring Bridge Home Health, Cornell and Stracener CPAs, Fairway Independent Mortgage Company, First United, Collin and Aimee Flynn, Innovative Hardscape Services, Lux Esthetics, McCullough and Pierson Insurance, Gabby and Randy Miller, Bill and Becky Rasor, Scoggins Funeral Home, Southwest Auction, Texoma Barn Company, Van Alstyne CDC

Upcoming Events:
Friday, March 23, 2018- Denim and Diamonds Gala
Saturday, May 5, 2018- Little Big Town 5k and Family Fun Run
Fall 2018- Sporting Clays Classic