More than $980,000 was raised for the children of South Texas at the 26th annual Fiesta de los Niños fundraiser for Driscoll Children’s Hospital at The American Bank Center Exhibit Hall.

Funds raised will go toward the successful completion of the new North Pavilion that will house both a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and new Outpatient Surgery Center, adding much-needed child-friendly and efficient space to fulfill Driscoll’s mission of offering hope and healing in an environment of trust, compassion and care for the children of South Texas.

The fundraiser featured silent, bidboard and live auctions, a barbecue dinner and live entertainment by country music artist and Corpus Christi native Roger Creager.

“We extend a special thank you to our title sponsor, Flint Hills Resources, as well as the many generous supporters and community volunteers who have assisted Driscoll Children’s Hospital in enhancing our services and programs for the children of South Texas,” said Steve Woerner, President and CEO, Driscoll Health System.

“Many thanks to the hard-working committee, numerous volunteers and generous supporters who contributed to the mission of Driscoll Children’s Hospital,” said Martha Avery, Vice President, Development, Driscoll Children’s Hospital.