A sold-out crowd of 350, including several Houston Texans players and KHOU meterologist Chita Craft, gathered at Ecclesia Houston for the third annual Game Day Gala in support of Project 88. The charity, founded by former Texans player Garrett Graham and wife, Ericka, connects underserved students to leadership development and educational opportunities.
The event, chaired by Hannah and Cal McNair and Lisa and Chris Seay, along with host committee chairs Megan and Brian Cushing and Amanda and Jon Weeks, raised over $250,000, a record for the nonprofit.
Texans players Brian Cushing, Kareem Jackson, and Jon Weeks, with Dr. Casey Ho.
Cal McNair, Hannah McNair.
Sarabeth Melton, Pierce Bush.
Project 88 founders Ericka and Garrett Graham.
Hallie Vanderhider, Cissy Smither.
Megan Cushing, Lane Craft, Chita Craft. The Crafts are parents to a new baby boy, who Chita Craft gave birth to in early March.
Katherine Lusk, Jonathan Lusk, Jessica Hart.
Ryan Fleck, Stephanie Fleck.
IW Marks donated a sparkly diamond necklace that was auctioned off at the event when the crowd played a game of "Heads or Tails" that had the dance floor packed.
IW Marks owner Brad Marks, Charlie Hartland, Joanna Marks.
Heads or Tails? The crowd got into the game.
Event emcees Melissa Knowles and Chester Pitts.
Caswell & Company provided game day inspired fare including sliders, hot dogs, and gourmet popcorn.