Ex-MLB relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to make guest appearance at Dallas’ Back To School Connect Fest Aug. 31

DALLAS — A former big leaguer will be the featured guest during Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman Letitia Scott Jackson’s Back To School Connect Fest.

Powered by Scott Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected, this event will take on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, located at 9200 Inwood Road in Dallas.
Former Major League Baseball player LaTroy Hawkins will make a guest appearance at this event, during which organizers will host backpacks and supplies giveaways.
During last year’s Back To School Connect Fest, Scott Jackson and her team managed to accommodate around 200 children with backpacks and other supplies. This year, she expects more than 400 children to be the beneficiaries of school supplies.
“Yes indeed. To God be the glory. This year will be epic, unlike last year,” Scott Jackson told Making Headline News this week. “We make kids that are separated from their parents our first priority.

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“We are elated that although we aren’t government funded, we are blessed to have the support of those like Anita and LaTroy Hawkins, DeLisa Rose, Bill Ferrar, Master Minded Group, Word of Deliverance Family Life Church (of Shreveport, Louisiana), We Works, Inc., and last but not least my hubby, Fred Jackson.”

A former relief pitcher, Hawkins enjoyed an MLB stint that spanned 21 seasons with 11 different teams: Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets, and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Upon his retirement following the 2015 season, Hawkins had been the only active player to join the 1,000-games-pitched club and, at 42 years of age, he was the oldest active player in the majors.

Besides Hawkins, there will be guests appearances by Wallo and Brother Ben X at this year’s Back To School Connect Fest.

A DFW-based nonprofit organization that Scott Jackson — a native of Houston — erected approximately four years ago, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.

“We believe that family matters most,” said a spokesperson for this thriving, flourishing nonprofit organization in a detailed overview at https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Letitia Scott Jackson of Keeping Families Connected, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/tetiascott. Also, send email to: keepingfamiliesconnected2015@yahoo.com.


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