The Curry family (Betty Cox, Terry Curry, Clif Curry, Mary Beth Curry, Colton Curry and Louise Curry) created the Trey Curry Foundation to pay tribute to a grandson, son and brother who was lost too soon. His photo will hang in memorial to him in the house that bears his name at A Kid’s Place.
On Friday, February 24, dignitaries including Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi, members of the Judiciary, community leaders and other concerned citizens gathered at A Kid’s Place in Brandon for the unveiling of Trey Curry House.
When Trey Curry passed away, his family was determined to create something good out of a devastating loss. The family set out to create the Trey Curry Foundation whose mission is to provide financial assistance to children in need.
In continuing this tradition, the Trey Curry Foundation has pledged to raise $400,000 over the next four years. In exchange, a house has been named in Trey Curry’s honor. At the February 24th event, members of the Curry family presented A Kid’s Place with two checks. One for $5,000 was from the Trey Curry Fishing Tournament, and the second was for $40,000 representing the proceeds from the Vine To Wine.
The Trey Curry Foundation is the fifth naming sponsor among the five houses at A Kid’s Place.
Clif Curry said, “When we created the foundation, we talked about what the foundation would be about, and we decided to make it about kids. After spending time here (at A Kid’s Place), I can’t think of any greater place to honor him.”
A Kid’s Place is a 60 bed residential care facility that serves as a safe, stable and nurturing environment for abused, abandoned and neglected children. The children reside in a home-like setting with live-in house parents. A Kid’s Place is unique in that siblings can stay together.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said, “There is no place like this anywhere else in the state of Florida. Because of your generosity, we are saving children everyday.” Bondi added, “I cannot think of a better place for you to give money. Children can live in a home like the Curry home, one filled with hope for the future.”
Dottie Berger MacKinnon, founder of A Kid’s Place said, “Always remember that God has the face of a child, and we have those children here.”
Virginia Johnson, executive director of A Kid’s Place said, “It’s so wonderful to have this kind of community support. This community takes care of it’s children, and we have been blessed by the support.”