Betsy Hudson’s passion for helping children began in 1999 when she volunteered at a Residential Treatment Center for children in 8th grade. Upon learning that the kids living there did not have access to the performing arts, Betsy started a weekly dance class which ended in an annual end-of-year performance for the girls who lived at the center. She continued this until she went to college in 2003.
Betsy attended Sam Houston State University where she was on the dance team and graduated with a degree in communications and public relations. After college, Betsy went on to become a Houston Texans Cheerleader from 2007-2009 and continued advocating for underprivileged youth by starting an after-school dance program for refugee children living in government subsidized housing in 2008.
She proudly became an Austinite in 2009 and has loved having opportunities to help those in need in the Austin area. Betsy serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts, teaches for the Andy Roddick Foundation’s Summer Learning Program, serves as Champion Teammate for Cheyenna’s Champions for Children and is very honored to be dancing on behalf of the sweet and deserving children who come to the Center for Child Protection. She is a very proud wife to CB and a mom to two awesome kids, Ella-James and Bam.
Betsy was very moved when she toured the Center and is so excited to be a part of this event, which will raise much needed funds for young victims of abuse. She whole-heartedly believes in the Center’s mission to advocate for these children and families and will be a supporter for life.