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The Houston Highland Games Association (HHGA), a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization has initiated a new programme for its annual Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games to be held April 26 & 27 at the Houston Farm & Ranch Club. Through a partnership with Texas TicKids, HHGA and its supporters are providing free tickets to the Festival to at-risk children. Texas TIcKids, also a non-profit charity, has over 90 vetted charities for children services who can claim tickets to sporting events, concerts and festivals that have been donated by individuals and organization. 

Thanks to the support of the British School of Houston and Granite PR, HHGA has donated 350 Festival tickets which have been claimed by organizations such as Riverside Hospital, Houston Help, Inc, and Byrd's Foster Group Home, Inc.  Children attending will be taken on a Celtic Passport tour of Scottish clans and other historical societies. An entertainment stage geared just to children will run continuously through the day with music and storytelling. While the adults compete in heavy Scottish athletics, the children will have their own wee games complete with caber tossing, though only a fence post in their case.

This programme also helps to underwrite presentations the week before the Festival to area schools and community organizations on the affects of the Scot Irish on the development of the US. These presentations are being given by author, singer/songwriter and educator Rickey Pittman.

Opportunities are still available to become a supporter of this educational programme. Further information is downloadable at the bottom of this page or you can e-mail