Simone Biles to speak at A Chance to Soar Luncheon

Simone Biles to speak at A Chance to Soar Luncheon

WHAT:   (DALLAS) – World Champion Gymnast Simone Biles will share her personal journey as a featured guest during A Chance to Soar, a benefit luncheon for Jonathan’s Place; a nonprofit agency that provides a continuum of care for children, birth to age 23, that have been abused, abandoned and neglected. This is the 6th Annual A Chance to Soar Luncheon hosted by Jonathan’s Place.

WHO:    Guest Speaker Simone Biles is one of the most decorated gymnasts in recent history and has been dubbed “the most talented gymnast of all-time.” Biles and her sister Adria were adopted by their grandparents at a young age. Biles was an active young child and was introduced to the sport of gymnastics at the age of six during a school field trip. Since then, she has exceled within the sport, even inventing a complex flip now known as the “Biles.” Biles’ accolades include:

  • First woman gymnast to win three consecutive World All-Around titles;
  • Most World Championship gold medals won by a female gymnast in history;
  • Most decorated World Championship American gymnast with 14 total medals;
  • First woman to capture four gold medals at a single World Championships (2014 & 2015) since the Soviet Union’s Ludmilla Tourischevain 1974; and
  • First American woman in 23 years to win three all-around national titles.

Jonathan’s Place, the luncheon host and beneficiary, offers a range of support for children with specialized treatment for physical, mental and emotional healing. Its programs include:

  • Dallas County’s only emergency shelter that welcomes newborns to 17 years old victims of abuse;
  • A residential treatment program for girls 10 to 18 years old in need of therapeutic care;
  • A foster care and adoption program that recruits, trains and supports foster and adoptive families;
  • A transitional living program for young women aging out of foster care up to the age of 23; and
  • A youth outreach offering immediate help and safety through the run-away prevention program, National Safe Place.

For more information about Jonathan’s Place call 972-303-5303 or visit

“Jonathan’s Place is over the moon to have Simone Biles share her story of courage to overcome a tumultuous childhood,” said Jonathan’s Place CEO Allicia Graham Frye. “We are grateful for her sincerity and confident her story will be an inspiration to all supporters – old and new – of Jonathan’s Place.”

WHEN:                       Tuesday, April 25, 2017

                                    10:30 a.m. – VIP Reception with Photo Opportunity

11:00 a.m. – Check-In

11:30 a.m. – Seated Luncheon


WHERE:                     Hilton Anatole Hotel

2201 N Stemmons Fwy

                                  Dallas, TX 75207


LUNCHEON CHAIRS:  Julie Bagley and Rachel Stephens


TICKETS:  Sponsorships are now available.  Table sales begin at $2,500. To purchase sponsorships or tables please contact Lana Marker at (972) 303-5303, ext. 221, or visit  for more information.


MEDIA DETAILS:      Media are invited to attend the luncheon, and Jonathan’s Place CEO Allicia Graham Frye is available for interview. For media credentials or interviews, contact Lana Marker at (972) 303-5303, ext. 221.