New This Year: Register Online for Fathers and Flashlights

West U families will soon be able to register for the highly anticipated annual Fathers & Flashlights.

Registration for this popular campout will be available ONLINE ONLY this year.  Friends of West U Parks Place Fund, Inc. and this year’s event chairs are excited to offer this convenient registration to all returning and new campers this year.

Fathers & Flashlights will take place on Oct. 5-6 on the fields behind West University Elementary School.

Priority registration for 2012 campers and eligible 2013 underwriters and sponsors will begin on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.  Those eligible for priority registration will receive an e-mail on Aug. 19 with registration instructions and a link to the camper registration form and password.  If you believe that you are eligible for priority registration, and do not receive an e-mail by the end of Aug. 19, e-mail

Open registration will begin on Aug. 22 and will be available through a link to the Friends website at

Last year’s event raised close to $62,000 for West U Parks.  With your help, Fathers & Flashlights Chairs, Judy and Comfort Cheng, Dee Dee and Jamie Gilder and Ashley and Sam Gumbert, hope to increase that number for 2013. This annual event is always a huge success thanks to the wonderful underwriters, sponsors, volunteer Moms and the Parks and Recreation Staff.

Friends would like to thank the 2013 lead underwriter and 2012, 2013 and 2014 Corporate Sponsor, Direct Energy for their continued support and generosity.  Friends is also grateful for the Camp Boss 2013 underwriters: Frost Bank, Oppenheimer and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co and for all of the 2013 underwriters and sponsors.

For more information on underwriting and sponsorship information, please contact Donna LaMond, Friends Executive Director, at

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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