Big Game Party

Big Game Party draws Food Network TV star and a whole lot of sports talk

Big Game Party draws Food Network TV star and lots of sports talk

Meghan Courtney,Sandra Lee, Jennifer Dominiquini at Big Game Party
Meghan Courtney, Sandra Lee, Jennifer Dominiquini. Photo courtesy of Archer Sparks Photography.
Big Game Party David Gow, David Suttles, Sarah Suttles
David Gow, David Suttles, Sarah Suttles. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party Paula Paine, Jeff Paine
Paula Paine, Jeff Paine. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party, Qadry Ismail, Henry Thomas, Craig Larson
Henry Thomas, Qadry Ismail, Craig Larson Jr. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party, Kate Gibson, Steve Gibson, Graham McKinnon.
Steve Gibson, Kate Gibson, Graham McKinnon. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party, Lewis Woodard, Elyissa Walker Campbell
SB Nation sports talk show hosts Lewis Woodard and Elissa Walker Campbell broadcast during the party. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party Garrett Ruoff, Brittani Gray
Garrett Ruoff, Brittani Gray. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party  Michael McLanghlin, Katie Jackman
Michael McLaughlin, Katie Jackman. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party Michael Oliver, Randy Winnegar
Michael Oliver, Randy Winnergar. Photo by Roshan Moayed
The Big Game Party memorabilia
Guests bid on sports memorabilia, with proceeds going to charitable organizations. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party, Lawson Gow, Meg Murray, Nelson Murray
Lawson Gow, Meg Murray, Nelson Murray. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party Steve Renwick, Beth Deruelle
Steve Renwick, Beth Deruelle. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party Gleann Ignacio, Conrad Garica, Taylor Otte
 Gleann Ignacio, Conrad Garica, Taylor Otte. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Doug Harris, Esme Perez, Scott Brogan at Big Game Party
Scott Brogan, Esme Perez, Doug Harris. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party Kelley Kurtz, Tia Magoulas
Kelly Kurtz, Tia Magoulas. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Big Game Party Lisa Duchman, Dr. Stan Duchman
Lisa Duchman, Dr. Stan Duchman. Photo by Roshan Moayed
Meghan Courtney,Sandra Lee, Jennifer Dominiquini at Big Game Party
Big Game Party David Gow, David Suttles, Sarah Suttles
Big Game Party Paula Paine, Jeff Paine
Big Game Party, Qadry Ismail, Henry Thomas, Craig Larson
Big Game Party, Kate Gibson, Steve Gibson, Graham McKinnon.
Big Game Party, Lewis Woodard, Elyissa Walker Campbell
Big Game Party Garrett Ruoff, Brittani Gray
Big Game Party  Michael McLanghlin, Katie Jackman
Big Game Party Michael Oliver, Randy Winnegar
The Big Game Party memorabilia
Big Game Party, Lawson Gow, Meg Murray, Nelson Murray
Big Game Party Steve Renwick, Beth Deruelle
Big Game Party Gleann Ignacio, Conrad Garica, Taylor Otte
Doug Harris, Esme Perez, Scott Brogan at Big Game Party
Big Game Party Kelley Kurtz, Tia Magoulas
Big Game Party Lisa Duchman, Dr. Stan Duchman

What:  Big Game Party.

Where: The home of David and Audrey Gow.

The scoop: Several hundred Super Bowl fans stopped by the Rice Village-area home of Gow Communications CEO David Gow for a party honoring the media company's investors, clients, and out-of-town guests, with BBVA Compass as presenting sponsor. Guests could watch SB Nation talk show hosts Lewis Woodard and Elissa Walker Campbell broadcast from inside the house, with simulcasts on ESPN 97.5 FM and SB Nation 1560 AM, or head outside to the tented yard, where a feast of Italian food awaited from Maggiano's, desserts from Nothing Bundt Cake, and beverages from Duchman Family Winery.

Along the walls of the tent, a wide array of sports memorabilia was up for bid in a silent auction, with proceeds earmarked for charity.

Who: Food Network star Sandra Lee, the brand ambassador for BBVA Compass, stopped by, along with the bank's chief marketing officer Jennifer Dominiquini, Houston CEO Mark Montgomery, COO Rafael Bustillo and head of business development and digital transformation Pepe Olalla

Sports stars Elvin Hayes, Ryan Leaf, Bubba Mcdowell, Cris Dishman, Jim Leyritz, and Qadry Ismail also were seen in the crowd.

Others joining in the fun included David and Sarah Suttles, Jeff and Paula Paine, Steve and Kate Gibson, Dr. Stan and Lisa Duchman, SB Nation Radio COO and program director Craig Larson Jr., Scott Brogan, Channel 13 sportscaster David Nuno, Doug Harris, Nelson and Meg Murray, Dr. Ann Voss, and Nicole Morris.