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Kimberly Ballard-Madison, Director of Communications, Marketing & PR? 

(214) 421-5221, ext. 198,? 

Paula Mitchell, Friends of St. Philip’s Bingo Chair? 

(214) 662-1239? 

2nd Annual Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues: Fundraiser Benefitting  

St. Philip’s School and Community Center?? 

(DALLAS, TX – October 13, 2022) – Friend’s of St. Philip’s (FOSP), an auxiliary to St. Philip’s School and Community Center, will host the 2nd annual Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues on Wednesday,?October 26, 2022 from 6-10pm. Thisevent will be held at St. Philip’s School and Community Center. The evening will include ten rounds of bingo and the chance to win amazing raffle prizes. 


Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues will provide vital funding to further the mission of St. Philip’s School and Community Center, specifically for out of classroom experiences and impactful social services. Mayor Eric Johnson is Honorary Chair of the event. Tunes curated by DJ LC, The Dapper MC, are sure to please the crowd. Chris Arnold of the Dallas Mavericks will emcee this fun, casual evening including local celebrity callers, live blues music, barbeque, and beverages. Kingsville Brewing Co., owned by Marty Turco, is providing complimentary beer for the guests in attendance. 


Eric Johnson is the 60th Mayor of Dallas, Texas, elected in June 2019. Johnson was born in Dallas and attended Dallas Independent School District schools through first grade before earning a scholarship to Greenhill School through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. He attended Harvard College, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in History.   


Since 1996, Chris Arnold has been an integral part of the NBA’s 2011 World Champion Dallas Mavericks broadcast team. First, serving for eight years as their courtside analyst for Fox Sports Southwest and currently, since 2005, serving as the Mavericks game night emcee.? 


DJ LC, The Dapper MC, has over 30 years, combined professional experience in Radio, Television, DJ and Master of Ceremonies. DJ LC doesn't press "PLAY", he understands people and creates a fun and unique experience. His work ethic and ability to create an ambiance combined with a vast knowledge of music and entertainment is paramount. DJ LC continues working his DJ magic with the professional news anchors at WFAA, CH. 8's NEWS 8 DAYBREAK.   


The 2nd Annual Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues event brings out local celebrity callers including Marty Turco, former player of the Dallas Stars and Dr. Terry Flowers, Perot Family Headmaster of St. Philip’s School and Community Center.  


Tickets and tables for the event are available here Friends of St. Philip's - Bingo, BBQ, and the Blues (


Raffles tickets will be available October 18th here Friends of St. Philip's - Bingo, BBQ, and the Blues (


Donations to support St. Philip’s can be made here Giving to St. Philip's - St. Philip's School (


About Friends of St. Philip’s  

Friends of St. Philip’s is a group of men and women committed to supporting St. Philip’s School and Community Center as ambassadors through service and fundraising. For more information visit Friends of St. Philip's - St. Philip's School (


About St. Philip’s School & Community Center? 

St. Philip's is a Christian private school in southern Dallas serving over 260 students in grades PreK2 through 7th grade (ages 2-13), and a multi-faceted, dynamic community center providing a myriad of vital educational, social services, athletic and neighborhood development programs to over 4,000 children, youth, and adults annually. The organization, which has been deemed "the miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue," has a mission to transform South Dallas, our city, and the world by FAITH, EDUCATION, and SERVICE. St. Philip’s recently celebrated 75 years of wondrous works.  

St. Philip’s School and Community Center has expanded and will begin accepting applications for 8th grade starting November 1, 2022. 

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