Able Industrial along with Kevin Black Music are proud to bring the Third Annual "Reeling It In For Rett" fishing tournament to Galveston Bay and San Leon’s Topwater Grill.
Mark your calendars! Friday, October 24, 2014 is the date to save for fun, fishing, prizes, burgers and live entertainment by Kevin and Coleton Black.
Kevin has been instrumental in helping bring Rett syndrome to the forefront of national attention for the past ten years. As the father of Cortney, who lost her battle against Rett at the age of 16, he knows exactly what it's like to walk in the shoes of those who deal on a daily basis with this disorder:
"Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurological disorder, found primarily in females. The girls progress normally up until about 12 to 18 months of age when the characteristics of Rett start to reveal themselves. All the social skills and motor skills they have obtained slowly cease to progress; starting a process of regression to what is the equivalent of living the rest of their life as an infant. They lose use of their hands, the ability to speak and most are bound to a wheelchair. Parents and siblings become 24-hour caregivers, changing their lives forever as well..."
Kevin is now respected as much for his contribution to Rett as he is respected for his top-notch performances.
His brother, Clint Black, currently serves as Honorary Chair for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation’s (IRSF) “Research to Reality: Funding Progress” campaign.
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This year, in lieu of having numerous, separate events as in previous years, we have chosen to limit the local benefit to "Reeling It In For Rett," allowing us to shift our focus towards a new book project. “Raising A Hand” is the vision of ten-year Rett event coordinator, Dave Clements, along with Kevin Black.
The upcoming book is a collection of our country’s best musicians, each one photographed while “raising a hand or two.”
Proceeds from the book will go toward helping fund a cure for Rett syndrome. It is our greatest hope that the book will gain national attention, allowing us to bring awareness of Rett to a greater number of people.
The book is being dedicated to Cortney Black.
“Don't miss another great day of fishing and fun for a incredible cause. Come out and help us in finding a cure for this disorder that effects so many people everyday.” - Rich Kamp, Event Coordinator, 2014
“We are very excited about this year's upcoming Reeling It In For Rett event, which promises to be better than ever! Join us for a full day of fishing, food and drink, prizes and live entertainment. And best of all, it's for a great cause. Hope to see you there!” - Kevin Black
WOODLANDS, TEXAS STROLLATHON
Don't miss the Annual Woodlands, Texas Strollathon on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Rob Fleming Park. For more information, please visit strollathon.org/woodlands. Contact Kenna Seiler