Cleburne, TX/Dallas, TX — Feb. 27, 2024 — The Texas Outlaws, member of the Major Arena Soccer League, are actively expanding their presence and impacting communities across Texas through engaging community events.

On February 20, a group of six Texas Outlaws players and five front office staff visited Upbring Head Start in Cleburne, Texas. This initiative is part of the team's ongoing commitment to community development and connecting with the youth of Texas communities. The players brought Tehuacán Mineral Water to hydrate the children and engaged in spirited soccer activities, creating lasting memories for the enthusiastic kids. Wendy Kauffman, regional director of Head Start South Fort Worth, expressed the profound impact the players had on the children, stating, "To these kids, the players are their heroes."

Continuing their community outreach, four Texas Outlaws players visited the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Dallas on February 22. Aligning with their team culture of giving back, the players engaged with young patients, their families, and hospital staff, bringing joy and excitement to the atmosphere. The players participated in games, soccer skills, and uplifting conversations, providing a memorable experience for all involved.

Brad Namdar emphasized the significance of this outreach, stating, "Having the opportunity to partner up with Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, ensuring our program contributed to their endeavors in helping children across Texas, and having our players interact with the children was a highlight for us this year, and we look forward to continuing that relationship."

"It's a true pleasure to see our patients have the opportunity to spend time with the players and even get the chance to kick around a soccer ball with them," says Robert L. Walker, President, and CEO of Scottish Rite for Children. "These moments mean a lot to the children receiving treatment at Scottish Rite, and we're grateful to the Outlaws for stopping by."

The Texas Outlaws express gratitude to Upbring Head Start and Scottish Rite Children's Hospital for opening their doors and facilitating these meaningful interactions. The organization remains dedicated to making a positive impact not only on the soccer field but also within the communities they serve, demonstrating that their commitment goes beyond the game, enriching the lives of those they reach.


About Texas Outlaws 

Founded in 2019, the Texas Outlaws (formally the Mesquite Outlaws) are a proud member of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Owned by Mehrdad Moayedi, the Outlaws play in the legendary Mesquite Arena, home to the famed Mesquite Rodeo, where they bring excitement, entertainment, and energy to soccer fans across North Texas and beyond. For more information, visit TexasOutlaws.com.

About Upbring

 Founded in 1881, Upbring is a Texas-wide organization implementing generational innovation to advance child wellbeing. We are the leaders in delivering a broad spectrum of life-restoring services that elevate and heal human beings in our communities. Intent on shifting perspectives and re-imagining current systems, our work secures a future free from the damages of abuse. Join us in our mission to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities.

About Tehuacán USA 

Tehuacán USA is the exclusive US distributor of Tehuacán Mineral Water, a natural mineral water sourced from the springs of Orizaba, North America’s third highest mountain. Tehuacán USA is committed to providing a healthy beverage alternative while also making a positive impact on the community.

About Scottish Rite 

Scottish Rite for Children has been dedicated to giving children back their childhood for more than a century. The institution is a world-renowned leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand differences, hip disorders, limb lengthening and reconstruction, sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. The organization conducts innovative research and provides high-level education opportunities for medical professionals around the world. Scottish Rite operates two campuses, including a hospital in Dallas and an ambulatory surgery center in Frisco, Texas, and is known for being a bright, child-friendly place that does not look, feel or smell like a health care institution. Patients receive treatment regardless of their family’s ability to pay. For more information about services available at the Dallas or Frisco campuses, volunteering or donating, visit scottishriteforchildren.org.