Featured Charity: Bennett's Bears

Houston Roller Derby is excited to welcome Bennett’s Bears as the featured charity during our March 30th Double Header Event at Houston Premier Sportsplex on Saturday, March 30th!

After their son was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2011, The Nester’s spent their holidays in the hospital, where one gift in particular, a Build-a-Bear donated by two sisters that had lost a sibling to cancer years before, made them take action. They promised that if they ever were lucky enough to leave that grey hospital room with their son that they would give back to those families and children that found themselves in the hospital at Christmas, just as they had.

Thus, Bennett's Bears was born. Over the past 7 years, Bennett’s Bears have been able to give out more than 10,000 Build-A-Bears to pediatric cancer patients and other ill children in local area hospitals during the holiday season.

Learn more about Bennett and his battle with cancer by visiting the Team Bennett web page.

Laura Pruett