Lodholz/Ricky Kitchell Team

START YOUR ENGINES for Brookwood’s 2018 Golf Benefit and help us reach the $1 million goal!

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Welcome to our fundraising page!  This is our second year serving as benefit Team Captains alongside our Citizen Captain, Ricky Kitchel.  With support from many of you, our 2017 team successfully raised over $2,000 to support Ricky and his friends at Brookwood, and we hope to surpass that amount this year.

As many of you know, our personal connection to the Brookwood Community runs deep.  My parents, Jo and Paul Lodholz, were longtime supporters of the Brookwood Community.  My Dad, an architect, was even able to leave his mark on the campus, as he designed many buildings there, including the chapel and store.  It is very special for us to visit the campus to see his work and feel their presence, and we are happy to continue their legacy of support for the Community.  

The Brookwood Community houses over 100 adults with disabilities in its residential facilities; as well as provides a day program for an additional 80 adults who live off campus.  The adults of Brookwood include those with various mental and physical needs, such as autism spectrum disorders; intellectual disabilities; developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury; dual diagnosis; and/or aging care needs.  Brookwood provides these Citizens with skills and education in various educational facilities, jobs in several onsite enterprises, exercise and play in the indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, and worship in the inter-faith worship chapel.  Brookwood aims to allow its Citizens to have a home for the entirety of their lives; and according to those Citizens we know, they never want to leave.

Our Citizen Captain Ricky is a longtime family friend and a resident of Brookwood.  What is special about Brookwood to Citizens like Ricky is the independence and choice that it allows them.  Every Citizen has a job and a role in the Community, from working in the greenhouses (as Ricky does!), café or store, or as a greeter welcoming guests at the door; and each Citizen’s role is important to the continued and successful operation of the Community.  The Citizens are provided a sense of belonging, responsibility, and respect, not to mention friends and a God-centered community.

Brookwood is able to educate, house and provide for its Citizens due to generous donations from supporters.  Your donation to this team supports the entire team of Brookwood, and helps to underwrite scholarships, staff salaries, Citizens jobs, and so much more.  97 cents of every dollar raised goes directly back into the programs and services that transform the Citizen’s lives.

We encourage you to visit the cafe and store, where you can meet the Citizens and see for yourself what a truly special place Brookwood is. Look for emails from us about the upcoming golf tournament at Weston Lakes Country Club on November 5, where you can play golf with the Citizens; the 2019 Gala on April 4 at Houston Country Club, and other fun and exciting events where you can meet the Citizens and support the Community.

We appreciate you visiting and considering a donation.  Thank you for your support of Brookwood!

Kirby & David Lodholz

Through the Grace of God, The Brookwood Community provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and awakens real purpose for adults with disabilities.