KPRC-Channel 2 Sports Anchor and Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts to Make Special Appearance at Central Green, Benefiting Local Nonprofit KickOff 4 Kids

HOUSTON, TX (November XX, 2013) – Katy-area students will have a unique opportunity to meet former Houston Texan and local KPRC Channel 2 sports anchor Chester Pitts. This FREE event is part of an initiative from Kickoff 4 Kids, a local nonprofit founded in 2007 by NFL defensive lineman Amobi Okoye whose mission is to teach at-risk youth the value of continuing their education. Chester Pitts will take the stage at Central Green – the half-acre multipurpose park and public events venue located on the west end of LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch – at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 30. Attendees also will have a chance to take photos with Pitts following his speech.

            Later that night, families and friends are invited back on the green for a special showing of the holiday movie classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will begin at dusk and movie-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for added comfort.

As an added bonus to the evening’s festivities, audience members are in for extraordinary fun as Spotlight Acting Academy brings to life two iconic characters during the movie: Cindy Lou Who as well as The Grinch himself! Watch as Cindy attempts to immerse herself into the audience while the grumpy Grinch searches the park for her! Watching these famous figures will no doubt add an element of surprise and fun to the movie experience.

Central Green continues to offer a variety of year-round activities and events for all to enjoy. From watching your favorite movie on an outdoor screen to listening to your favorite band or artist on the green, there is something for everyone. Check out the line-up of upcoming events at Central Green this fall! Schedules and times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.centralgreenpark.com.

Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green is a half-acre multipurpose public venue that includes an outdoor stage, large trees and ample outdoor seating. The space is further enhanced with a variety of distinctive shops and restaurants surrounding the property.

To learn more about Willow Fork Drainage District and its contribution to Central Green, visit Willow Fork Drainage District’s homepage at www.willowforkdrainagedistrict.com. For a detailed map of Central Green and its location at LaCenterra, visit www.lacenterra.com; and for the latest happenings at Central Green, follow Central Green on Facebook or visit http://www.centralgreenpark.com.

If you are inquiring about how to schedule your next event at Central Green, contact Willow Fork Drainage District Park Director Yvonne Arceneaux at yvonne.arceneaux@yahoo.com.

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About Central Green:

Central Green is a multipurpose public events venue located on the south end of LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas. The half-acre community park is designed by landscape architecture firm TBG Partners and funded by a voter-approved parks bond package for the Willow Fork Drainage District. Central Green features outdoor seating areas, a central mall ringed by stone benches and trees as well as a performance stage and restroom facility. Construction of Central Green was completed in May of 2013. For more information on public events and programming at Central Green, visit www.centralgreenpark.com  and click on “Events” or follow Central Green on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Fork-Drainage-Districts-Central-Green-Park/141968612656416?fref=ts.


About Willow Fork Drainage District:

Willow Fork Drainage District ("the District") was created by an Order of the Texas Water Commission, predecessor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), dated February 20, 1985. The District contains approximately 5,718 acres of land, of which approximately 5,247 are located within Fort Bend County, Texas, and approximately 471 acres are located within Harris County, Texas. The District generally covers the areas known as Cinco Ranch, Kelliwood, Canyon Gate, Falcon Ranch, and Parkway Oaks and is located entirely within the exclusive extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston. The rights, powers, privileges, authority, and functions of the District are established by the general laws of the State of Texas pertaining to water control and improvement districts, particularly Chapters 49 and 51 of the Texas Water Code. The District was created to finance the acquisition and/or construction of major outfall drainage facilities, trunk storm sewer facilities, and related projects. The District has financed its construction of those drainage facilities with the proceeds from unlimited tax bonds. The District also has the power to construct and finance park and recreational facilities.  The District has adopted a park plan and intends to finance components of its park plan with the proceeds from unlimited tax bonds authorized by the voters for such purpose. For more information on Willow Fork Drainage District, visit http://www.willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/.