FORT WORTH, TX (OCTOBER 2022) – Today Grammy- Award winning artist Leon Bridges and legendary football coach Gary Patterson announced that they are bringing THE BIG GOOD back to Fort Worth on March 30, 2023.
The annual fundraiser is proud to continue supporting their three beneficiary partners: The Tarrant To & Through Partnership,UpSpire & United Community Centers. The 2022 event resulted in more than $1 million raised.
The first annual BIG GOOD event took place in April 2022 with an exciting live auction, local business popups and a headlining concert by Leon Bridges. This year’s event promises to match last year’s excitement with the steadfast
commitment of Bridges & Patterson to THE BIG GOOD’s mission.
Gary Patterson said, “Fort Worth is home for me and Leon. To see this project be so successful in its first year gives me a lot of hope for how it will continue to change the community as we grow over the years. We are excited to support
these important organizations and the individuals they serve.”
This year, THE BIG GOOD presented $250,000 grants to each of their beneficiary partners from the 2022 fundraisingefforts. To continue the work and maximize change in the organizations, THE BIG GOOD is proud to continue partnerships with all three beneficiaries.
“As we move into next year, it is going to be really cool to start seeing how our partners are putting the donations to work,” said Bridges. “Meeting with each beneficiary, hearing their plans, and meeting with their teams and the clients
they serve, well that is what this is all about for us. We have such trust in these organizations, we know they are going to do amazing work, and we can’t wait to continue helping them grow.”
“We are really excited to get our donors and supporters involved with the work our partners are doing,” shared Kelsey Patterson. “We are working together to identify different volunteer and educational opportunities for anyone interested
to jump in and get involved. We encourage everyone to head to our website to learn more.”

For ways to get involved or sponsorship information, please visit or email THE BIG GOOD would like to proudly recognize and thank their sponsors from 2022. A special thank you to Luther King Capital Management, Sue Parrish, Gilchrist Automotive, North Texas Community Foundation, Higginbotham, Sewell & The Dallas Mavericks.

THE BIG GOOD was founded in 2020 by recording artist Leon Bridges and legendary football coach Gary Patterson. The joint charity benefits organizations focused on helping children and families. The fundraising efforts gather notable leaders in business, philanthropy, music, and sports to raise funds for various non-profit organizations focused on making a BIG impact.
THE BIG GOOD aims to proactively engage the North Texas community, offering several opportunities for people to get involved. Through music, the arts, sports and more, THE BIG GOOD immerses every corner of the community to join to make the BIGGEST changes for North Texas.
The Tarrant To & Through Partnership aims to ensure more Tarrant County students have the training and skills they need to thrive in today’s workforce through a variety of programs designed to inform and engage students and families about college and career pathways.
The UpSpire program aims to erase the barriers that prevent homeless guests of the Presbyterian Night Shelter from working within our community. UpSpire works to break the cycles of homelessness and unemployment by providing
steady employment.
United Community Center programs offer affordable licensed after-school literacy enriched childcare for Pre-K through age 13. Their focus is serving marginalized children, families, and seniors through literacy enrichment and emergency food services.

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