About Us


The mission of Come Out & Play Foundation is to raise as much money as possible to help Dallas-Fort Worth area children and youth by getting the entire DFW community to Come Out & Play – one fun, well-run athletic event at a time.


Board of Directors

Dr. Robert W. Fowler

Fowler Sports Medicine

Dr. Fowler is a well-respected sports medicine practitioner in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He has served as a team doctor for the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Desperados, SMU, Grapevine and Southlake Carroll High Schools and as Medical Director for the White Rock Marathon.


Allison Griffin

Griffin Strategies

Allison has spent 20 years offering message development, media relations, issue advocacy, grassroots development, marketing campaigns and more for corporate, governmental and political clients. She also established the Austin Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and helped launch its national public policy project.


Tracey Panzer-Michelle

The Floating Kiwi Swimming School

Tracey’s personal and professional background combines corporate and sports communications with passionate pursuits as an infant-aquatics specialist, age-group swim coach and special needs camp counselor.



Doug Hood

Founder / Executive Director