AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - After 20 years, the Homer's Foundation has decided to no longer host Homer's Backyard Ball.
While the event created a gathering place for the community to support a non-profit organization and enjoy entertainment from local and top touring musicians, the foundation says the ball has seen its final curtain call.
Because the event was an outdoor music festival, the foundation says it has become difficult to rely on good weather to ensure a profitable turnout. Since the organization is a non-profit, the income was used to support local children's charities. Therefore, when the foundation could not rely on a profit, the event became to risky to continue.
"We are so grateful to the countless volunteers and sponsors for their support over the last 20 years," said Travis Homer, founder of the Homer's Foundation. "We are proud of the difference we made in the lives of so many kids, and that made it all worth it."
In the 20 years of the ball, the foundation was able to fund over $1.5 million to various children's charities in the Texas Panhandle.