In keeping with the company’s tradition of focusing on youth empowerment, Manning’s Texas on Wheels is hosting a “Unity Adult Skate Night” on July 12, with a portion of the admission proceeds earmarked for the 100 Black Men of America of Greater Beaumont. The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday evening and features music by DJ Wildchild.
Co-owner Chris Creason said, “Since our focus has always been on our youth, we’re excited to give back through this worthwhile organization that educates, mentors and empowers African-American youth in our community.
“We coach our young staff to always believe in themselves and, in the spirit of philanthropy, strive to be civic leaders someday.”
Manning’s was founded 68 years ago by Charles and Evelyn Manning, operating as a traveling skating rink throughout rural Louisiana and Mississippi. The couple eventually established roots in Beaumont in 1962, building what was then known as the Gateway Skating Rink. In 1968, Manning’s moved to its current location at 5735 College St. in Beaumont where the roller rink now operates as Texas On Wheels. The family has maintained ownership, with the family’s third generation now managing it.
Manning’s offers special events and private party packages with 24-hour online booking. For tickets to Adult Skate Night or more information about Manning’s and upcoming events, visit texasonwheels.com or call (409) 866-9014. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont can email email@example.com, or call (409) 832-6543.