Operation Sweet 16 in the News!

Check out what’s been going on with Operation Sweet 16 and founder Tori Pimentel! If you’re in the media, please contact us for more information, an interview or promotional pictures.

May 30, 2012 I am so honored to have been selected for the Southlake Youth of the Year award! See all the winners from all the categories at Southlake Chamber of Commerce. Also, my principal wrote some really nice things here.

May 23, 2012 I am grateful and honored to represent our Congressional District as a Star of the 24th. It is humbling to be included with so many inspirational people and worthwhile causes. Thank you again to everyone who helped make Operation Sweet 16 a success!

February 8, 2012 Carroll Middle School students challenged all classrooms to fundraise for their fellow alumni student, Tori, to support her with Operation Sweet 16! $1100 was raised and awarded to her on February 8!

January 11, 2012 – Thanks to Shelly Slater at for their recent article about Operation Sweet 16. You can read her article here.

December 8, 2011 – My personal thanks to Addie Arth of Carroll Senior High who wrote a very nice article about Operation Sweet 16 for the Dragon Tribune. You can read it here.

December 4, 2011 – Thanks to everyone who helped make the Stars of the Season event such a success! The Frisco Enterprise has posted an article about our event. You can find their article online here.

November 28, 2011360 West Magazine contacted me for a featured spot in their December magazine! Here is a direct link to the article on their online magazine.

September 23, 2011 – Thanks to KWRD 100.7 FM, The Word, for airing a short announcement about Operation Sweet 16 during the Caroll-Northwest Dragons football game. My thanks to Chuck Kelly and Dane Minor from Freeman Toyota for helping me get the message out and providing me with an audio file of the announcement to post to our website. Listen to the broadcast below and follow @TheWordFM on Twitter and connect with them on Facebook.

The Word Broadcast (MP3)

September 7, 2011 – I was invited to do a segment on Good Morning Texas, and what a day! I talked with Paige McCoy Smith from about OpSweet16 in Victory Park. The Lone Star Performance Buick Club showed their support for us at this event and later that week at our 9/11 car show at Texas Motor Speedway. The cast and crew of the show surprised me with a amazing Operation Sweet 16 themed cake from Haute Cakes and Cookies and the chance to meet and talk with some of our local military personnel. An emotional, wonderful event. Thanks to everyone who participated! Follow Paige McCoy Smith on Twitter here.

June 7, 2011 – Did a radio interview for Operation Sweet 16 at KLUV and KVIL. Everyone there was terrific and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to let more people know about our troops and need. The interview will air Sunday morning June 12th between 6-7AM on KLUV and KVIL and on after 8AM. Also check out the KLUV’s Fresh Flag project! You can also follow them on Twitter (@kluv987).

June 4, 2011 – Thanks to The33 KDAF-TV and Amber Fisher for helping us get the word out about Operation Sweet 16 this weekend. Here is a link to her article and my first video interview(!) You can follow them on Twitter (@the33news and @amberfisher33) or become a fan on Facebook here.