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    Westbankers help plan Lone Star Golf Tournament
    Thursday, April 1, 2010 | Dane Anderson

    very nice of them. We need more like this one. Hope they got a lot of money.


    Dane Anderson, Staff Writer

    Organizers of the 31st Annual Lone Star Classic golf tournament to benefit the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation met at Las Palomas Restaurant March 23 to polish off the final details. There to assist were, back row from left, Westlake resident Doug English, president of the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation; Brion Cimino and Will Petty, Westlake founders and owners of Cookwell and Company providing food at the tournament; Westlake resident Steve Wiener, media director for the event; and Tom Lange, Lone Star Classic golf tournament director; and front row from left, Xavier Corona, participating organizer and Mike Haynes, executive director of LSPF.

    Comedian Bill Engvall and wife Gail will once again host the Lone Star Classic Golf Tournament April 8-9 to benefit the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation, an organization founded by Westlake resident Doug English, a former all-American defensive tackle at the University of Texas and an all-pro football player for the Detroit Lions.

    It is the 31st Lone Star Classic, all hosted by Engvall, a member of the foundation board.

    The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation was founded with the mission of finding a cure for spinal cord injury. English became active in spinal cord injury research after his friend, Kent Waldrep, a former running back for Texas Christian University, suffered a paralyzing injury in a 1974 game against Alabama. A serious neck injury ended English’s own football career in a 1985 game against the Chicago Bears. He credits his recovery to the advanced medical treatment he was fortunate enough to receive.

    “I’ve been committed to helping Kent since 1988,” English said. “A dedicated team of people here in Austin helped create the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation in 2000, and we’re busy raising awareness and money for our cause – to find a cure for paralysis.”

    In March 2009, the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation hosted the Adult Stem Cells in Spinal Cord Treatment Summit at the Brackenridge Center in Austin, launching the North American Spinal Cord Injury Network with neuroscientist Wise Young.

    The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation has also developed a medical research advisory committee that meets monthly to discuss the latest technology and advances in spinal cord injury research. The foundation granted seed money to the Brain and Spine Center at the University Medical Center Brackenridge to push the envelope on traditional therapy. The foundation also funds cutting-edge research at the University of Texas Department of Neurobiology and the University of Colorado.

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    http://westlakepicayune.com/2010/04/...lf-tournament/

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    I am heading out to Austin tomorrow. Wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young View Post
    I am heading out to Austin tomorrow. Wise.

    Dr. Young, have a nice and productive trip.

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