boot scootin' benefit

Country cool Houstonians and crooner Mark Chesnutt kick up their boots for local kids

Country cool Houstonians kick up their boots for local kids

Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Roger Clemens, Debbie Clemens
Roger Clemens, Debbie Clemens. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Mark Chesnutt
Mark Chesnutt. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Shannon Hall
Shannon Hall. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Mike Plank, Susan Plank
Mike Plank, Susan Plank. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Mark Sullivan, Christie Sullivan
Mark Sullivan, Christie Sullivan.   Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Sam Governale, Tina Governale
Sam Governale, Tina Governale. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Doug Dawson, Franco Valobra, Anthony Walton
Doug Dawson, Franco Valobra, Anthony Walton. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Chris Wadley, Katherine Whaley
Chris Wadley, Katherine Whaley. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Roland Maldonado, Edward Sanchez
Roland Maldonado, Edward Sanchez. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Emerson Hankamer, Gabrielle Welch
Emerson Hankamer, Gabrielle Welch. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Bubba McNeely, Holly Waltrip
Bubba McNeely, Holly Waltrip. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Roger Clemens, Debbie Clemens
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Mark Chesnutt
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Shannon Hall
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Mike Plank, Susan Plank
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Mark Sullivan, Christie Sullivan
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Sam Governale, Tina Governale
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Doug Dawson, Franco Valobra, Anthony Walton
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Chris Wadley, Katherine Whaley
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Roland Maldonado, Edward Sanchez
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Emerson Hankamer, Gabrielle Welch
Houston, Kick Up Your Boots for Kids event, February 2018, Bubba McNeely, Holly Waltrip

Local nonprofits, Dec My Room and Kids’ Meals, teamed up to host a night of nonstop fun at the inaugural Kick Up Your Boots for Kids fundraiser, held at Stafford’s Redneck Country Club.

Headlined by Mark Chesnutt, and chaired by Peter Remington and Karen deGeurin, the event attracted a crowd of 400 guests. The country star performed a nearly hour-long set, including his hit songs “Too Cold at Home,” “Brother Jukebox,” “I Just Wanted  You to Know,” and “I’ll Think of Something,” as fans two-stepped on the dance floor. 

Kicking off the evening, casually dressed partygoers enjoyed a fashion show featuring western apparel provided by Pinto Ranch. ABC13’s Katherine Whaley and Houston entertainer Johnny Bravo served as the emcees for the night. Meanwhile, Tina and Sam Governale; Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan; Cindi and Franklin Rose; Melissa and Brad Juneau; Jennifer and Chad Pinkerton; Debbie and former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens; Pam Morse and former Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini; and several more dynamic duos struck a post on the runway. 

The event also included a live auction, with a signed guitar by Chesnutt going for $3,200, fare at a Mexican food buffet, and sweet treats from Shipley’s Do-Nuts.

Kick Up Your Boots brought in a total of $200,000 — and counting — for the organizations. Dec My Room personalizes the hospital rooms of children with items that complement the likes and interests of the individual patient, while Kids’ Meals works to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged kids.

Attendees included Dec My Room co-founders Susan Plank and her daughter Kendall Plank, Joe’l and Rocky Mafrige, Michael Mithoff, Holly Waltrip and Mike Long, Janeen and Julian Fertitta, April and Wells McGeeNaureen and Ahmad Malik, Patti Murphy, Ross Tarhini, Jennifer and Brent Howard, Chris Wadley, and Gow Media chief executive officer David Gow.