Patterson Gives Back – ARISE

African Americans Renewing Interest in Spirituals Ensemble, Incorporated (ARISE) is made up of voices in Kansas who are dedicated to the uplifting, sharing history and inspiring peace through song and storytelling. Their work aims to educate people of all cultures about the significance of spirituals, from the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement.

ARISE has been invited to provide their special style of musical tribute for the National Memorial Day Choral Festival in Washington, DC. The program salutes America’s Military and Fallen Heroes. We couldn’t be more pleased to help support their mission. 

You too can help support this wonderful opportunity by donating towards their Go Fund Me Campaign found here: https://rb.gy/v9cuft

Patterson Gives Back – First Tee Greater Wichita

First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, they create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. 

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

Check out a list of their programs here — https://firstteegreaterwichita.org/programs-2/.

Patterson Gives Back – WAAL

Wichita Animal Action League, or WAAL, is a volunteer-based, licensed rescue and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created in November 2013 to advocate for all abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the Wichita area.

WAAL is an action oriented group dedicated to rescuing animals in crisis.

Services:

*Spay It Forward (WAALrescue.org/sif)

*Emergency rescue

*Foster/adoption

*Neglect concerns

Patterson Gives Back – GraceMed’s Say Grace Race

GraceMed is a private, nonprofit network of clinics that provides medical, dental, vision and behavioral health services. The Say Grace Race is GraceMed’s signature fundraising event and is also Wichita’s largest, local 5K. Plan to start your celebration with a fun walk or run before setting down to that wonderful meal. Be sure to register at https://saygracerace.com.

PLG Athletes of the Month

Congrats to PATTERSON LEGAL GROUP ATHLETE OF THE MONTH BRODY WEYAND! Brody is a not only a role model on the court or field, but is also a wonderful mentor to his two-year-old brother! Brody is kind-hearted, but a very competitive player. He started playing soccer at a very early age of 3, often playing against those who were two years older. He is currently playing basketball, baseball, and soccer. After each baseball game and practice, he runs with his brother around the bases smiling ear to ear! Congrats, Brody! Keep up the FANTATIC work!

Do you know an athlete who you think deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today! All ages welcome! https://pattersongivesback.org/athlete-month/

PLG Athletes of the Month

Congrats to PATTERSON LEGAL GROUP ATHLETE OF THE MONTH JA’VARIS ALSTON!

Ja’Varis works very hard in everything he does! He participates in football and track and earned an eighth-place finish at the Jr. Olympics in javelin. Ja’Varis also puts forth much effort in the classroom and pushes himself to be a better kid every day. Keep up the great work, Ja’Varis!

Do you know an athlete who you think deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today! All ages welcome! https://pattersongivesback.org/athlete-month/

PLG Athletes of the Month

Congrats to the PATTERSON LEGAL GROUP ATHLETE OF THE MONTH JAYCE HARDY! Jayce has a heart of gold and is a great role model for his two younger brothers. He always thinks of others and is very helpful. Whether it be on the soccer field, basketball court, or flag football field, he is always showing the best sportsmanship. A true team player on and off the field! GOOOOOO JAYCE!!!!

Do you know an athlete who you think deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today! All ages welcome! https://pattersongivesback.org/athlete-month/

Patterson Gives Back – Project Topeka

A new day, a new non-profit to honor! Congrats to our Patterson Gives Back non-profit winner, Project Topeka!!!!!

Project Topeka is the community’s original food drive, having begun in 1986. It is an all-volunteer organization guaranteeing 100% of the donations to be used to feed hungry children, adults, and the elderly in Topeka and Shawnee County.

Do you know a non-profit that you think deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today at https://pattersongivesback.org/nominate-a-non-profit/