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Matt Schaub's going away party is a gift to Houston charity that brings out major sports celebs

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8 Matt and Laurie Schaub, from left, Deborah Duncan and Alicia Smith at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Matt and Laurie Schaub, from left, Deborah Duncan and Alicia Smith. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
25 Clay Walker at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Clay Walker performs a the  Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
22 Kim and Dan Moody at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Kim and Dan Moody. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
18 Cal and Hannah McNair at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Cal and Hannah McNair. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
17 Dan Pastorini and Pam Morse at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Dan Pastorini and Pam Morse. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
15 Nick and Jenee Stefanakis at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Nick and Jenee Stefanakis. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
13 Chris and Jenny Myers, from left, Kevin and Caroline Walters and Tiffany and Dan Orlovsky at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Chris and Jenny Myers, from left, Kevin and Caroline Walters and Tiffany and Dan Orlovsky. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
6 Lance and Alicia Smith at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Lance and Alicia Smith. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
4 Tony Heath, from left, David Bailiff and Randolph Holford at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Tony Heath, from left, David Bailiff and Randolph Holford. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
16 NAMES TK at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
Pretty girls at the party! Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
8 Matt and Laurie Schaub, from left, Deborah Duncan and Alicia Smith at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
25 Clay Walker at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
22 Kim and Dan Moody at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
18 Cal and Hannah McNair at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
17 Dan Pastorini and Pam Morse at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
15 Nick and Jenee Stefanakis at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
13 Chris and Jenny Myers, from left, Kevin and Caroline Walters and Tiffany and Dan Orlovsky at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
6 Lance and Alicia Smith at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
4 Tony Heath, from left, David Bailiff and Randolph Holford at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014
16 NAMES TK at the Matt Schaub Hope Can Heal Gala April 2014

What: The GR8 Hope Foundation "Hope Can Heal" gala.

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 411: GR8 founders Laurie and Matt Schaub along with guest performer Clay Walker entertained supporters at both the gala and golf tournament which raised funds to aid children with medical needs. Currently, the foundation is raising funds for expansion of the Emergency Care Center at Texas Children’s Hospital — West Campus. Alicia Smith and Deborah Duncan chaired the gala that saw dinner take place in the hotel's larger ballroom and the post-dinner concert take place in the Discovery Ballroom. The latter was set up as a club with performance stage and lounge type seating complete with sofas and cocktail tables. Antoinette Latham of Brand Idea Group produced the event.

It was something of a going away party for the Schaubs as they head to the West Coast where Matt will play quarterback for the Oakland Raiders.

Who: Kim and Dan Moody, Jenee and Nick Stefanakis, Hannah and Cal McNair, T.J. Yates, Kara and Ray Childress, Dan Pastorini and Pam Morse, Michelle and Alan Smith, Gail Brown, Laura Ward, Lance Smith, Rice University head football coach David Bailiff and Pearland high coach Tony Heath.

A ton of sports celebs turned out for the tournament at the Houstonian Golf Club including Roger Clemens, Owen Daniels, Chris Myers, Brian Cushing, Kevin Walter and Case Keenum.

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