The 7th Annual Fiesta de los Ninos was announced Friday, March 12 at the Driscoll Children’s Quick Care.

The event which will take place on April 16 at La Muneca Ranch in Linn, Texas will raise money for the local clinics.

Bobby Pemelton, director of operations for Whataburger presented a $40,000 check to Jose Soto, executive director Rio Grande Valley Clinic Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

“I’ve been around for a couple of years and this is the seventh press conference that we’ve had for Fiesta del los Ninos in the Valley and I think that is great,” Soto said.

Over the past eight years Rio Grande Valley Clinic Driscoll Children’s Hospital has raised over $800,000 and Whataburger has been their title sponsor for all those years.

“On behalf of Whataburger and the Dobson family I’m truly honored to be here to support such a great cause,” Pemelton said. “To see these kids and what they go through it’s just a natural thrill for us to be involved to their health, their care and we understand the importance of what family is and the burden and the strain it puts on families.”

Fiesta de los Ninos will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner provided by Amigos de los Ninos. A live auction will take place at 8:30 p.m. and Scott Randolph and the White Lightning Band will provide entertainment.

For more information about the event or to become a sponsor call 956-688-1239.