2018 Ribs & ‘Ritas Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Thirteen years ago Clint & Heather Swindall established the First Chance Foundation, a private 501(c)3 non-profit to assist abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Last year the 3rd Annual “Ribs & ‘Ritas” event was held to help support the organization’s programs. It was a huge success so we decided to do it again! You are invited to help us celebrate, while raising money and raising hope! You must be 21 to attend.

We have something for every adult!

Adding a Raffle this year! Fun stuff!!

Silent Auction – Bid high and bid often

Live Auction – Join in the excitement

And a Whole Hog will be smoked for everyone’s eating pleasure!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

6:00 pm-10:00 pm

(5:00 pm – 10:00 pm for VIP Guests & VIP Sponsors)

$100 per Individual

(ONLY 100 Tickets will be sold – ticket purchase is your RSVP)

Honey Creek Ranch

26226 W Hwy 46, Spring Branch, TX

(click address for map)

Meal and drinks will be served

Join the 500 Club!! – Admission for two to “Ribs & ‘Ritas” – VIP Parking Pass – Two “Ribs & ‘Ritas” event t-shirts!

To purchase your tickets, choose tickets or to become a 500 Club member click below – (Select number of tickets first then click Buy Now button – The name you use to purchase will be the name your entry will be listed as at the door! )

My Support Level

OR Be a Sponsor!! – View the online brochure for benefits and giving levels

Platinum Sponsors ($10K)

Verbalocity Logo

Gold Sponsors ($5K)

 Katy & Bob Bryant

Silver Sponsors ($2.5K)


GVTC Foundation

Sonora Bank

KCM Cabinets

Bronze Sponsors ($1K)

Beldon Roofing

Gordon the Plumber

Texas Air Systems

Seymour’s Garage


Ridout Barrett

Hearts and Hands (Keller Williams)

Shirley & Snookie Moore

Damiani’s Comfort Design

Security Bank

In addition to ticket sales, we will be raising funds through a silent auction and Raffle. Interested in donating – contact Heather at info [at] firstchancefoundation.org. Here are some of our current donors:

Black & Bleu’s Bone Barkery
Good Life Barbeque
Verbalocity, Inc.
Tammy’s Outfitter’s & Boutique
Friends of First Chance Foundation
Heather & Clint Swindall
Katy & Bob Bryant
Design Ideas
Dunkin’ Brands
South Texas Growers
Hinee Gourmet Coffee
Texas Chrome
Michelle Staley – Realtor
Jody Dent Jewelry
Bending Branch Winery
Canyonland Enterprises
LeaAnn Gardner Memory Bears
Nick and Gene Vanacek
Lucky Stars Tiny (Luxury) House
SALE BBQ Committee
Laser Legend
The Gardens at the Ridge
Lauren Shepherd
Kirk Acosta Wood Designs
The Wine Group
Samantha & William Budwit
Bending Branch Winery
Vaaler Creek Golf Course
San Antonio Livestock Exposition
Bolner’s Fiesta Products, Inc.
Buttons & Bows
Bill Miller BBQ
Kilobassa Provisions
Splashtown USA
54th Street
Neal’s Lodges
Johanna & Terry Olivarri
Barbara & David McClellan
Spruce Cabins (Shipman Family)
Jessica Lawrence
Jenny & Don Etscheid
The Omni Hotel (Colonnade)
Candy Donohue
Michele & Will Brown
Inigo Arzac
The Forkenbrock Family
Nothing Bundt Cake – Stone Oak
2 Gringos Chupacabra
Mission Ridge Range & Academy
Tejas Rodeo Company
True Flavors
Magnolia Pancake House
Russo’s Italian Restaurant
Roxanne Wetzel
David McClellan – Realtor
Barber 281
Leslie & Doug Coleman
San Antonio Spurs
Becki & David Holmes
Perry’s Steakhouse
Charlynn & Craig Sharry
Evelyn & Mike Gurganus
Jan & Bill Cook
Kendra Scott
Her Hippie Heart
Weber Stephens Products


It is important to note the event will be presented by Verbalocity, Inc. ALL expenses to host the event are being paid by Verbalocity. As a result, every dollar generated from the silent auction, sponsorships, and ticket sales proceeds will go DIRECTLY to programs supporting disadvantaged children.

Interested in being a sponsor of this fun and supportive event? Contact Heather at info [at] firstchancefoundation.org

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation to the foundation you can do so here