Throughout Spindletop’s history, there have been many special projects funded to support youth and community.  Highlighted in this section are projects that have evolved in recent years or continue to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Spindletop Youth Charity Projects

Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Spindletop BBQ Trailers

The infamous Spindletop Cook Team volunteers were a tradition at the Spindletop Oilmen’s Golf Tournament from the early 1970’s until 2014. You couldn’t find better barbecue in Texas than at Spindletop! The cuisine was prepared in the unique custom built 45 ft Spindletop BBQ Trailer. In 2014 the Cook Team was retired and the trailers were donated to the Sam Houston Area Council –Boy Scouts of America. The legacy of Spindletop will continue through the Boy Scouts!

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Camp For All

Equestrian Program Support

Camp For All is the only truly barrier free camp working throughout the year in partnership with more than 60 nonprofit organizations to help bring the joy of camping to more than 10,000 campers each year. These children all have challenging illnesses and special needs, such as spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries and cancer.

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The Center for Hearing and Speech

Via Colori & Audiology Equipment

The Center of Hearing and Speech has been the central resource for identification and intervention services, and the sole provider of oral education for children with hearing impairments. Teaching deaf children to speak, listen and read is possible because of innovative technology, and successful because of highly qualified staff and determined families.

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The Monarch Institute

Spindletop Promethean Boards

The Monarch School provides innovative and therapeutic education for children with neurological differences. Students with expressive language disorders and graphomotor limitations are now able to express themselves using the technology of the Promethean Boards, which were installed in each classroom thanks to the funding by Spindletop in 2011 and again in 2013. The interactive nature of these board increase student motivation, academic skills and social development.

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Odyssey House Texas

Spindletop Property Donation & Operations

In 1984 Spindletop received a generous gift of property in Harris County which included a 15,500 square-foot warehouse/office facility along with an acre an acre of land. After a study was conducted, the Spindletop Board of Trustees concluded that a comprehensive residential treatment center was needed in Harris County for teenagers who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and trying to stay clean and sober. Odyssey House was a successful national model so Spindletop donated the property and Odyssey House - Houston became the first of its kind in the State.

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Pro-Vision School and Vision Academy

Urban Farm Spindletop Greenhouse

Pro-Vision School and Vision Academy has offered students from the Sunnyside neighborhood of southeast Houston the guidance and support they need to realize their full potential, academically, morally and spiritually. Pro-Vision is an Open Enrollment Charter School for middle and high-school aged boys and girls who are the most vulnerable to the negative forces that continue to undermine their community.

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Small Steps Nurturing Center

Spindletop Student Assessment & Therapy Room

Small Steps Nurturing Center’s mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families. Small Steps Nurturing Center operates two preschools for children, ages two through six, for students living in the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wards of Houston, Texas.

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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

The Spindletop Tower

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located in Waco, Texas, is recognized by the Texas State Legislature as the official repository of the Texas Rangers. Throughout the museum are historical displays telling the well documented history of the Texas Rangers and their service in protecting the citizens of Texas, past and present. The Spindletop Tower is located in the museum’s Tobin and Anne Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center. This space provides a “heritage gallery” and archives to share important documents and collections related to the legendary Texas Rangers.

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Spindletop Scholarship Funds

Spindletop provides college scholarships through organizations such as the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Texas Ranger Association Foundation and Yes Prep Public Schools. Depending on the recipient organization, one or more students are selected to benefit from the Spindletop funds.

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M.D. Anderson Family YMCA

The Spindletop Dream Field

The Spindletop Dream Field located at the M.D. Anderson Family YMCA was completed in 2014. The $80,000 donation helped refurbish an unsafe playing field into a positive youth sports experience venue for the youth and families living in Houston’s Northside community.

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