The Board of Directors of Ms. Wheelchair Texas (MWT) <http://www.mswheelchairtexas.org/> seeks the next ambassador of the mobility-impaired community through its annual competition the Ms. Wheelchair Texas Pageant. <http://www.mswheelchairtexas.org/the-2011-ms-wheelchair-texas-pageant/> Eight contestants from across the state will compete for the honor of serving as Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2011. The winner’s responsibilities are varied and include speaking to legislators about the need for mobility access; visiting with school children to share their story of achievement and persistence, and competing in the national Ms. Wheelchair Pageant <http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org/> in July 2011. The program will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (which one) on April 8-10, 2011. The event kicks off with a Welcoming Reception on Friday evening. Leadership sessions, interviews and a Spa Day are held during the day Saturday. The evening Pageant includes a 2-minute platform speech by each contestant and two “off-the-cuff” questions from the judges. The crown is awarded to the contestant who displays her passion for sharing the concerns and needs of people with physical challenges. The weekend concludes with a relaxed and affirming Queen’s breakfast for all the contestants, families and supporters.
Tickets for the Ms. Wheelchair Texas Pageant on Saturday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel <http://www.cphoustonhotel.com/> at 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, 77054, are available on-line for $75 per person at http://www.mswheelchairtexas.org.
2011 contestants include: Pam Bullock of Spring; Corina Caballero of San Antonio; Haley Cornelius of San Marcus; Melynn Gray of El Paso; Amanda Baze Hall of Tarleton; Angela Irick of Houston; Jessica Jobe of Graham and Princess Robinson of Fort Worth.
The Ms. Wheelchair Texas Foundation, a not-for-profit 501© (3) organization strives to improve the lives of people with disabilities through its mission of advocacy and education.