This summer, students across the RGV will have a unique opportunity to participate in a free football camp at La Feria High School sponsored by the Noble Charities Foundation with appearances from former Dallas Cowboys players starting June 16. They expect to serve 300 area students of all ages. Tony “Dail 80” Hill, a former Cowboys wide receiver, is on the foundation’s board of directors and is helping to spearhead this event along with Rene Capistran, the president and founder of Noble Texas Builders. The other members on the board of directors working on this project include Celine Schulz, Sabina Garcia, Brad Weisehan, Dr. Asim Zamir, and Linda Guerrero Deicla.
Noble Charities Foundation will be hosting a kick-off event in the form of a gala on June 15 at the Knapp Medical Conference Center in Weslaco. The gala will feature former Cowboy players (Tony “Thrill” Hill, Larry Brown, Everson Walls and Billy Joe Depree) who will be coaching the football camp that starts the next day. There will also be a live auction where patrons can bid on things such as fishing trips and autographed sports memorabilia. According to Capistran, the goal of the gala is to raise money for the Noble Charities Foundation to grow scholarship opportunities for local colleges & universities. Tickets and tables will be available to purchase online.
A presentation will be given during the gala to highlight the Noble Charities Foundation in order to let the community know what the foundation is all about.
“One person’s actions can make a lasting impact on our future and ensure that our communities have the strength and resources required to thrive,” Capistran said. “We want to support the communities that we work in.”
When asked about how he wants patrons to be impacted by this gala, Capistran said that he wants them to realize “there are a lot of opportunities to support the community. Our goal is to help improve the human capital in the Rio Grande Valley.” One of the ways in which the foundation strives to impact the community is by promoting higher education.
“We (the foundation) want to express our sincere commitment to making the Valley a better place to live by bringing education to the masses through our scholarship opportunities,” Capistran said.
While the Noble Charities Foundation does a lot to promote higher education in the Valley, its focus is not on education alone. The foundation strives to positively impact the community in any way possible. They recently saw a need at Easterseals Rio Grande Valley, and was proud to partner with them in their mission to empower children and adults with disabilities to reach their highest level of independence. They undertook a large initiative to re-do the boardwalks, ramps and stairs over the course of a week-end at no cost to that exceptional organization. This opportunity to partner with Easterseals RGV was very welcome because the leadership at Noble Charities have a particular passion for helping children with special needs.
“Easterseals does a great job supporting children with special needs, and providing them with educational opportunities,” says Capistran.
Capistran and the Noble Charities Foundation also played an instrumental role in building Cameron County’s first all-inclusive playground to cater to families with special needs children. The playground will be located in La Esperanza Park next to El Centro Cultural.
“We don’t just want to focus on education alone,” Capistran said. “If there is an organization in our community that is impacting lives, then we want to partner up with them. We want to do our part for a community that has done so much for us.”
For more information about the gala or the football camp, visit www.nobletexasbuilders.com/noble-charity-foundation and the Noble Texas Builders Facebook.