Spindletop, Cardinals Combine to Brighten the Holidays



Dec. 21, 2009

BEAUMONT, Texas - The management at Spindletop Steak House is making the holidays a little brighter for some young Lamar University basketball fans in the Beaumont area.

The folks at Spindletop have donated 65 tickets to a pair of upcoming Lamar University basketball games to Buckner Children and Family Services of Southeast Texas to allow a select group of residents and children in foster care the chance to enjoy all the action of Division I college basketball.

Spindletop donated tickets for this Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. men's basketball game against Rice University and the 4:05 p.m. Jan. 2 doubleheader featuring the Lamar Lady Cardinals taking on LSU-Shreveport and the Lamar men squaring off against Tulane.

Buckner Children's Village is celebrating over 38 years of providing residential and individualized care for Southeast Texas children and families. The Village has been home to thousands of boys and girls over the past three and a half decades. Though their circumstances differ, the children in care are no different than any other. Many find their way to Buckner because of abuse, neglect, abandonment, illness or death of a parent.

Spindletop Steak House, located at 290 Crockett St. in downtown Beaumont, offers a menu that combines the best of Italian, French, and Southwest cuisines with a focus on house-cut steaks. Chef and owner Chuck Harris, one of the first graduates of Lamar University's hospitality program, is a big supporter of the community and of Lamar athletics.




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