On Oct. 2, Dynamo Charities held a special presentation at Kroger on North Shepherd where Brian Ching announced the 2013 Ching’s Champions. These 5 Houstonians whose passion and commitment have impacted the community and lives of those around them were recognized and awarded medals. However, their impact on the community continued even while they were being honored when they were each awarded a 250 second shopping spree thanks to the generous support from Kroger and used it to benefit the organizations they support. Read more about these special individuals and how you can support their organizations and initiatives.
|Kevin Kline began a charity for pediatric cancer research in 2006 called Snowdrop Foundation after being inspired by a 15 year old girl named Chelsey. He has a passion for running marathons & ultra marathons which he ties it into fundraising efforts for his organization.|
|Angela Wrigglesworth is the founder of Ms. Wheelchair Texas—an organization that creates competitions designed to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for the millions of disabled Americans. Muscular dystrophy has not stood in her way and was named one of the top teachers in Klein ISD last year.|
|David Murphy was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007 during his freshman year at the University of Houston on a baseball scholarship. He is a member of Young Texans Against Cancer and has been named one of the Top 30 Under 30 in the Houston area. Currently, he assists in organizing the Derricks & Diamonds Charity Softball Tournament that raises money for cancer research and to provide scholarships for cancer survivors.|
|Mike Miller has grown from being an at-risk teen to a productive teacher at Crossroads Alternative High School and philanthropist. His extensive community involvement includes facilitating service programs for students, creating a community park and advising four high school step teams. He provides a positive atmosphere through sports by personally sponsoring soccer & basketball teams. Follow Mike on his philanthropic journey on Twitter @Modern_Liaison.|
|Elsy Espinoza-Sandoval is the mother to 2 year old Caleb who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) at 16 months. After spending many months in the hospital with her son and witnessing what other families go through she formed Team Caleb in honor of her son. Some of the initiatives she has started include Caleb’s Care Foods which provides meals for families on the Oncology Floor at Texas Children’s Hospital and a yearly Mother’s & Father’s Day celebration honoring the parents of kids undergoing treatment. Follow Elsy on her mission on Twitter @16TeamCALEB.|
Pictures of the event can be found at the Dynamo Charities Facebook page.