Celebrating Courage with The Portrait Project – TSP Sponsors Annual Event Benefitting Children’s Cancer Fund

DALLAS – As part of its commitment to charitable initiatives, TSP (Technology Service Professionals) is proud to announce it will sponsor The Portrait Project. Every year, The Portrait Project provides large professional canvas portraits to families of children fighting cancer, capturing the children’s strength and courage. The unveiling event will be held Thursday, September 24 from 7-9pm at Sewell Subaru of Dallas. Tickets directly benefit The Children’s Cancer Fund and can be purchased here.

“We’re very proud to be sponsoring such a special cause, and look forward to attending the unveiling event. All of the money raised goes directly to funding cancer research and stays in Dallas. Part of our company vision is supporting our community, and many of us at TSP have children, so this is the perfect cause for us to support as a company,” said Rick Skaggs, co-founder and president, TSP.

This year’s event theme is “It’s a Beautiful Day,” right in line with the positive, celebratory tone of the event. The children will all go on stage and pull the cover off of their portraits. A DJ will be on hand to spin fun music, and “kids’ choice” food will be catered, including a candy bar. The jewelry beads of Payton Agnew, the young girl who inspired the project, will be available for families to make their own necklaces. Founder Meagan Harris (former WFAA executive producer) says she expects 200-300 attendees.

“Everything about this event is designed with the kids and their families in mind. People often think that it will be sad, but we work very hard to ensure that it’s uplifting and inspiring. Sponsorship from generous partners like TSP helps us do what we do – focus on the kids and do what we can to help fund cancer research,” said Harris.

Pete Delkus WFAA chief meteorologist will serve as emcee, going live from the event. Co-founder David Quisenberry has photographed the children each year – sneak peeks can be viewed here.

About TSP
TSP is a privately held information technology services company founded in 2002 by Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez. The business provides top-tier services in enterprise solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation. The Certified Minority Owned Business has more than 550 employees, and its service area includes more than 30 U.S. states as well as Canada. The company’s client portfolio includes Texas Instruments, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard, Goodyear, Georgia-Pacific, Dell, Raytheon, 3M, Hitachi, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Neiman Marcus. To learn more, visit http://mytsp.net.

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About The Portrait Project: Courage & Cancer
The Portrait Project: Courage & Cancer is aimed at capturing the strength and spirit of a child fighting cancer. It started with an inspirational 14 year old who was faced with a troubling prognosis but lived her life with joy and generosity. Payton Agnew was undergoing treatment at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. She wanted to make a difference. Payton made jewelry while in the hospital. She sold it and donated the money to The Children’s Cancer Fund, a non-profit that provides funding for local research.

Her life and death inspired this project. To her family and many others who’ve lost loved ones- portraits are priceless.

To learn more, visit The Portrait Project’s Facebook.

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