By: Paige Hubbard
Last night Joy Sewing, lifestyle and beauty editor from the Houston Chronicle kicked off her third annual year of joy holiday ice skating party at discovery green in downtown Houston. For the past three years, Joy has put on this event to spread a little holiday Joy for inner-city children.
“What’s inspiring is when you see these kids and they are saying this is the best day of my life and they are doing something they never thought they could do,” said Joy.
Joy started ice skating at the age of 7 and coached the sport throughout college. This was her motivation to create an event centered around her passion for ice skating and her desire to give back to the community.
“I just loved the experience of skating and I think more kids need to have that experience, so I just pitched the idea to discovery green, the ice rink here was all in, HEB singed on from the very beginning and it was simply amazing,” said Joy Sewing.
Mayor Sylvester Turner was in attendance and shared a special holiday message during his speech.
“When you have people like Joy and others that are meeting the needs of these kids where they are, putting smiles on their faces even though their slipping and falling, hey that’s a big thing,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
HEB provided food and toys while Russo’s New York pizza donating boxes of pizza for the kiddos to eat. Overall Joy’s mission was complete after seeing all the smiles on the little one’s faces. Its safe to say the event was definitely a success.
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