The Southern Silks Stakes virtual fundraiser promises fun, benefits Arkansas children

LITTLE ROCK –The 8th annual Southern Silks States fundraiser will be held virtually again this year so participants can stay healthy while raising funds for Arkansas children and families. The online auction opens at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 and closes at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. 

The signature fundraising event will take place on Methodist Family Health’s Facebook page and You Tube channels. For details on how to bid, a list of event sponsors, the special appeal and more, visit

The 2021 Southern Silks Stakes is available for any Arkansan to tune in, bid on and have fun – for FREE – in comfort from anywhere they have a desktop, laptop, tablet, smart tv or smart phone. Viewers can also donate to the Methodist Family Health Compassion Fund.

The 2021 Southern Silks Stakes, benefiting Methodist Family Health, is presented by Gill Ragon Owen Attorneys. For more information, contact Jamie Griffith, Methodist Family Health Foundation’s project manager, at [email protected] or 501.906.4209. 

About Methodist Family Health

Founded in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, Methodist Family Health’s mission is to provide the best possible care to those who may need our help. A statewide continuum of care, Methodist Family Health each year serves thousands of Arkansas children and their families who are abandoned, abused, neglected and struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues. Methodist Family Health has locations throughout the state, including the Methodist Behavioral Hospital in Maumelle, psychiatric residential treatment centers, therapeutic group homes, a day treatment program, counseling clinics, school-based counseling clinics, a grief center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES).