Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Local Hospital Takes Supporting Role

The Walnut Grove Elementary PTO announced Children’s Medical Center is the lead supporter of the school’s annual fundraiser, Emerald Cowboy, benefiting the students, teachers and staff at WGES.

“Community support is critical to maintaining high academic standards for our students.  Children’s Medical Center Dallas generously stepped forth to for the second consecutive year to support our event,” said Stacy Kristnyk, Emerald Cowboy event chairman. “Children’s Medical Center Dallas is thrilled to continue our partnership with Walnut Grove Elementary School. We are committed to being a part of the Southlake community and offering our specialty care services to the children in that neighborhood,” said Trent Smith, Senior Vice President, Network Development, Children’s Medical Center.

Children’s, which started as an outdoor baby camp in 1913, has grown into a 559-bed, private, not-for-profit hospital system with two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites and is the fifth-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country. 

U.S.News & World Report ranked Children’s Medical Center one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country. With the opening of the Specialty Care Center in Southlake in June 2011, families now have access to this same level of care closer to home.

Emerald Cowboy will be held on March 3 at Austin Ranch in Grapevine. The evening features a seated dinner, live and silent auction and wine pull. Guests will kick-up their heels with music provided by the New Old West Band. All proceeds from the evening provide funds for the WGES PTO’s annual budget, directly benefiting the students and staff for the 2012 school year.

For more information about Emerald Cowboy or to become a sponsor, visit the WGES PTO website or contact Stacy Kristynik,