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Day 1 Dallas moves to Frisco for a New Year’s Day Family Fair that benefits Homeless Children

Family event to feature spectacular firework show and kid-friendly activities for all ages on January 1st from 3 to 7 pm.

Returning for its fifth year, Day 1 Dallas, a family fair benefiting Vogel Alcove, has moved to Frisco. The event features a spectacular firework show set to children’s music, interactive children’s activities, crafts and games, live bands and performances all while benefiting Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit educational and therapeutic center for homeless children and their families in Dallas. Vogel Alcove helps children recover from the trauma and stress of homelessness by providing specialized early childhood and school-age programs, and family support services. Since 1987, Vogel Alcove has served more than 16,000 homeless children and families, all at no cost to them.

Day 1 Dallas is expected to attract more than 7,000 revelers to Dr Pepper Ballpark and the Embassy Suites Convention Center. The January 1st event begins at 3:00 p.m. and the fireworks launch at 7:00 p.m., where attendees can watch from the field, stands or suites at the ballpark. 

Day 1 Dallas in Frisco 2020 also features a School Spirit Contest where participants can vote for their school and win $1,000 for their PTA. Just text SPIRIT2020 to 51555 to vote.

 Admission is only $5.00 per person, 2+, and all activities during the festival are included in the ticket price. Food and drinks can be purchased on-site through the Embassy Suites and at the Dr Pepper Ballpark concession stands. All event information is listed at www.Day1Dallas.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/vogelalcove. 

Most of the activities take place inside the convention center and ballpark suites, so families can enjoy the day regardless of the weather.

Major sponsors (as of November 14) include: Copart, Oncor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and iHeartMedia. Other sponsors include driversselect, WFAA Channel 8, Rogers-O’Brien Construction, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ally Financial, Cricket Wireless, Hello Fresh, NTTA-North Texas Tollway Authority, Reliant – an NRG Company, Lisa and Bob Segert, Frisco RoughRiders and Patti Ann’s Flowers. In-kind sponsors include VisitFrisco, Frisco Arts, and Wildlife On The Move.

Fast Facts: Day 1 Dallas in Frisco 2020 takes place on January 1, 2020 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Dr Pepper Ballpark and the Embassy Suites Convention Center. Admission is $5.00 each for those 2+. Tickets include all activities. Parking options both free and paid are available. Food is also available for purchase at both locations.


About Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children ages six weeks to 12 years old, and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. We’re on a mission to help young children, and their families, overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life.

Fueled by extensive research from the Casey Foundation, Vogel Alcove has embraced a “two-generation” model to break the cycle of poverty for homeless children and their parents. Through a recent strategic initiative, Vogel Alcove has committed to ensuring that our work truly helps homeless families break the cycle of poverty. These new services are offered through the Parent Opportunity Department and include one-on-one counseling from a team of clinical social workers, as well as Job Ready, Career Ready, and Support System programming in the Parent Opportunity Center lab.

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