wine 2015 foundation for choice
photo by Crystal Chatmon

Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. (Consider How One Individual Changes Everything) hosts their Annual Wine Tasting Charity Event at Seasons 52 in Plano. On March 21 and for only $25 ticket, delight in the endless wine and food served, browse the silent auction and mingle with other community members who are there to make a difference.

C.H.O.I.C.E. has a mission of helping at-risk youth increase their chances of college admission, and last year’s event raised $10,000 toward this cause. This year, their goal is to double this amount and raise $20,000. With assistance from our North Texas family, C.H.O.I.C.E. has no doubt that this goal is achievable, or even beatable.

photo by Crystal Chatmon

Whether you are unable to attend the event and still want to get involved or if you want to do something extra, the option to donate or sponsor is available. C.H.O.I.C.E. is happily accepting donations of items for the silent auction and are very appreciative of the offer. If interested in donating items or for sponsorship information, contact C.H.O.I.C.E. at Check their website, Facebook or Twitter ( for an ongoing and updated list of silent auction items.

Silent auction items to-date include:

– Floor Seat Tickets to a Dallas Mavericks home game (2)

– ESPY Awards tickets and airfare (3-night stay for 2)

– Kentucky Derby Clubhouse tickets and airfare (2)

– Sylvester Stallone (“Rocky”) Boxing Glove (Regulation Size)

– Miracle On Ice – 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team 16″ x 20″ photograph

– Variety of gift cards


When: Saturday, March 21, 7–9 p.m.

Where: Seasons 52, 7300 Lone Star Dr., Suite C100, Plano, Texas 75024

Cost: $25 per ticket. Purchase tickets online here.


Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. has a high school mentoring program that focuses on securing college entry and providing college scholarships for Juniors and Seniors in local partnering high schools. The foundation focuses on preparing at-risk students for life after high school, while providing them with the resources, skills, and mentoring relationships necessary to promote a seamless transition. The organization partners with Dallas ISD and Plano ISD to obtain  students.  C.H.O.I.C.E. is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...