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Thank You Notes
Thank you to the bar staff at Lupe Tortilla Fairfield in Cypress for donating their tips to Cy-Hope and their CEO, Judson Holt, for matching their donation, raising $5,629.90 for Cy-Hope!
Thank you to Langham Creek High School football for your generous donation of supplies for our program needs!
Thank you to Cy-Falls High School athletics for their generous donation of toys!
Thank you to Jazzercise Houston Bear Creek Copperfield Fitness Center and Jazzercise Cypress Northwest Fitness Center for their toy and food drive this year!
Thank you to the Texas State House of Representatives for their hard work at The Hope Chest Resale Market!
Thank you to Lamkin Elementary for the supplies and toy donations! 
Thank you to Houston First Baptist Church for the supplies and toy donations! 
A big thank you to Hopper Middle SchoolTruitt Junior High School, and Sampson Elementary School for the wonderful donation drives you hosted for Cy-Hope this holiday season!
Thank you to the hard-working crew from ACL that came out to help Cy-Hope work on projects for our new counseling suite.
A big thank you to the Cy-Falls High School baseball team and video department for helping Dierkers Champs develop some training videos for our upcoming season! Look for the videos on our website in February.
Thank you to all who came out for our Selfies with Santa at The Hope Chest on December 11.
Thank you to Kiddie Academy in Fairfield for their generous donation of supplies for all of our programs!
Thank you to Dean Middle School for choosing Cy-Hope to receive the generous donation from their soccer tournament this year!
A special thank you to Sam's Club at West Road for their annual donation of stockings for our Hope Center students. And, thank you to everyone who helped collect stocking stuffers for us and assemble the stockings. The kids loved them!
January 2020

Happy new year! Throughout 2020, Cy-Hope will showcase one program in each of our monthly newsletters. We will continue to provide information on upcoming events and general Cy-Hope news, but with a focus on the program that has the most relevant information and pressing needs for that time of year. We hope you find this format helpful and certainly welcome your feedback on how we can best create awareness of the amazing things happening through your participation with Cy-Hope - #bethedifference - 2020 here we come!
Spotlight on Dierker's Champs
Cy-Hope's Dierker's Champs develops champions on and off the field under the direction of former Houston Astros All Star pitcher, announcer, and manager, Larry Dierker. We partner with Cy-Fair ISD Title I schools to host teams and provide fields. In three years, we've grown from six teams and 90 players in three elementary schools to 25 teams and 375 players in 18 elementary and middle schools. We have received J.J. Watt Foundation grants to help fund equipment for each of the Dierker's Champs middle school teams. But, we still have many needs for you to donate and volunteer for our program:
  • donate here to support our field and umpire costs;
  • volunteer for our Saturday games, to help with concessions and other game-day activities;
  • volunteer as an umpire (see below for training information).
Dierker's Champs is teaming up with TASO (Texas Association of Sports Officials) to provide our umpire training and scheduling for the coming baseball season.  Umpiring is a great way for people of all ages that love baseball to give back to the community while earning some extra money. All we ask is that you be at least 16 years old and have a love for baseball. Training will be provided for games, including calling mechanics, rules, and conflict resolution. Please email us for more information.  Training will take place in late January and early February. Our baseball season will run from mid-March through mid-May. Schedules are flexible - work as much or as little as you want.
Stories of Hope from Dierker's Champs
Cy-Hope received the following letters from two of our Dierker's Champs players from last season:

Dear Dierker's Champs,
I love playing baseball a lot, playing baseball has made me a better person. Thank you for buying us t-shirts and hats. Thank you a lot for letting us play baseball. We like our new friends and teams. Thanks you for letting us eat after practice. It is fun playing baseball. It inspires our team and our school!!!!! Thank you.

Tatiana
First Grade
 
Since I have been on the baseball team Dr.Marz has been telling me that have not been getting into lots of trouble lately. She said I've been good in my classes and in my large groups. I'm trying to get my act together in Art. I have been trying to be so good so I can stay on the baseball team, and I really don't want to let my teammates down all because of my behavior. That would just be unfair for my team,and I don't want that to happen. I've really been trying to keep my spot as Pitcher. I have been trying hard, I practice 2 times a week not including baseball practice and throw my arm out like never before. If I didn't care about baseball, I would want do nothing in the game. Or just sit on the bench. Now I just told you why I have been so good in baseball. Can't wait for you to read it.

Chad
Fifth Grade
Upcoming Events
Save the Date for The Cypress Market @ Cy-Hope!
Mark your calendars now for the evening of Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2020, when we'll host The Cypress Market @ Cy-Hope - our first annual spring fundraiser at our beautiful Northwest Forest location. This will be a one-of-a-kind event with unique, artisan vendors, food trucks, a wine pull, beer garden, and a fun filled Preview Night on Friday! And, it will all benefit Cy-Hope!

Email us  if you are interested in being a vendor, sponsor, or committee volunteer for this event. For updates and information on The Cypress Market follow us @the_cypress_market on Instagram.

Cy-Hope Happenings
Cy-Hope Community Christmas Drive a Success!
Thanks to so many generous donors we were able to make Christmas a little brighter for over 600 children this holiday season!  We could not do this without our generous community and our hard working CFISD Counselors.

Holiday Spirit in Full Display at our Hope Centers!
Thank you to everyone that made our Christmas events at our Hope Centers so special! The kids enjoyed shopping for their families at the Santa Shops, receiving the stockings filled with all of the great stocking stuffer donations, and all of the great party activities!

Community Mental Health Resource Fair a Hit!
Cy-Hope Counseling & Speech Therapy had a great time participating in CFISD's Mental Health Resource Fair in December. Click here for the highlights!

Remember the Hope Chest for Furniture Donations
Our truck can visit and pick up furniture donations from your location. Call 281-758-1003 to schedule. 

Rent our Venues
Host an Event and Benefit Cy-Hope at the Same Time!
Rent venues on our beautiful grounds, including our newly renovated Cypress Alamo that can be used for weddings, parties, dinners, and much more! You can also use our white chapel for weddings and the Hope Lodge for parties and gatherings.  The Cypress Alamo's facade is an exact replica of the facade of the Alamo in San Antonio, with room for up to 150 seated guests.  Hope Lodge is an actual log cabin for casual events. It can seat up to 90 guests and has an adjoining patio with additional seating.  Both venues offer lots of outdoor space, great photo opportunities, and free parking.   Click here  for more info or  email  to book your event today!
Meet our Staff

Sheri Lee, Dierker's Champs Program Director
Sheri has held various positions in the hair industry for 29 years. She started as a hairstylist, then worked her way up from a single store manager to a multi-store area manager. She then became an advanced educator for a large franchise. It was then that she met her husband and went on to have four kids. She decided three years ago to own her own business where she could work part-time and spend the other time as Program Director for Dierker's Champs. Because she has a son that has a love for the game, she got involved with the program. She fell in love with the idea of being part of an organization where their mission is to transform the lives of kids by providing the best baseball instruction possible in a positive and encouraging environment. Sheri is an active member of Foundry Church and volunteers a great amount of her time with Foundry, Cy-Hope functions, donating her services to help people in need, and helping in her kids' activities. She is very passionate about what Cy-Hope is doing in the community to help make a difference and feels blessed to be a part of it!
Derek Dover, Dierker's Champs Assistant Program Director
Derek works full-time for a large technology company in Houston for 23 years. A Louisiana native, Derek pursued an accounting degree from Texas A&M (class of '91). He moved to the Cypress area shortly after graduation.He is married and has two sons - ages 27 and 12. Derek's younger son began playing baseball at age 5 - and was routinely playing games against Dierker's Champs team in the Cy-Fair Sports Association league. Derek has been involved with coaching his son's teams for the past five years. During that time, Derek got the team involved with helping Dierker's Champs run their annual skills camp and eventually helping plan for DC's transition to an independent baseball league. Derek is an active member of Bayou City Fellowship Church and volunteers a great amount of his time with both Bayou City Fellowship and Cy-Hope functions, as well as helping in his son's activities. Derek is very passionate about giving back to the community and is glad to be on board with what Cy-Hope is doing in the lives of Cy-Fair kids.