Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos Magazines Host the GEMS of Fort Bend Generous, Enthusiastic Men Serving

The 2014 GEMS of Fort Bend: Neil Banfield, Robert C. Brown, III and James D. Rice.

The 2014 GEMS of Fort Bend: Neil Banfield, Robert C. Brown, III and James D. Rice.

Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos Magazines are proud to announce the 2014 GEMS of Fort Bend scheduled for Thursday, October 23rd. GEMS – Generous, Enthusiastic Men Serving – is an annual absolutely! focus media initiative honoring three male role models whose contributions to our community make them shine.

The 2014 GEMS were introduced in a private suite during a Sugar Land Skeeters game at Constellation Field. The 2014 GEMS were joined by 2013 GEMS, JEWELS of Fort Bend and community and event partners. The 2014 GEMS – Neil Banfield, Robert C. Brown, III and James D. Rice – will be honored at a premier event featuring dinner, live entertainment and a “chips for charity” casino on Thursday, October 23rd in the newly renovated Safari Texas Ranch Lodge located in Richmond.

Proceeds from the evening event will be invested back into the Fort Bend community by supporting a non-profit organization whose mission is vital in our community: Texana Center. Texana Center’s mission is to create and deliver life changing services to people needing behavioral, intellectual and developmental care, support and education allowing for independent and productive lives within local communities.

This is the second year Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos Magazines have hosted the GEMS of Fort Bend. Last year’s inaugural event was sold out and raised over $12,000 for its beneficiary, AccessHealth. Over the past seven years with both the GEMS and JEWELS of Fort Bend events, Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos Magazines have given nearly $100,000 to Fort Bend non-profit organizations.

“Continuing our mission of giving back to our community is paramount to our organization,” said Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of absolutely! focus media, the publishing company for Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos Magazines. “Honoring these three amazing men who have contributed to our community in extraordinary ways through GEMS is an honor for us. These men have helped mold our community into an exemplary place to live, work and raise our children. We are humbled by their stellar examples of the true meaning of the word service.”

The GEMS of Fort Bend is open to the public. The GEMS and jeans themed event kicks off with the casino and cocktails at 6:30 pm followed by dinner and live entertainment. Tables and individual tickets are available by contacting absolutely! focus media at 281-690-4242.