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J.J. Watt's team finishes 2nd to a punter in golf: And that's just part of the fun at Matt Schaub's charity bonanza

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Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 J.J. Watt, Matt Schaub, Laurie Schaub, Joey Feste
J.J. Watt, from left, Matt and Laurie Schaub and Joey Feste at the Hope Can Heel golf classic at Redstone Golf Club. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Laurie Schaub, Matt Schaub
Laurie and Matt Schaub at the Hope Can Heal fundraiser at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Kimberly Keenum, Case Keenum
Kimberly and Case Keenum at the Hope Can Heal gala. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Gary Kubiak, Rhonda Kubiak
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak and wife Rhonda at the Hope Can Heal gala. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Owen Daniels, Angela Mecca
Owen Daniels and Angela Mecca at the Hope Can Heal gala at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Brian Cushing, Megan Cushing
Brian and Megan Cushing at the Hope Can Heal gala. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson at the Hope Can Heal fundraiser. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Laurie Phillips, Wade Phillips
Laurie and Wade Phillips at the Hope Can Heal gala. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Michael Steed, Shelby Steed, Kara Childress, Ray Childress
Michael and Shelby Steed, left, with Kara and Ray Childress at the Hope Can Heal gala at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Ed Reed, Brooks Reed
Ed Reed, left, and Brooks Reed at the Hope Can Heal fundraiser. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Laurie Ward, Laura Ward
Laurie Schaub, left, and Laura Ward at the Hope Can Heal gala at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Deborah Duncan, Dave Ward
Deborah Duncan and Dave Ward at the Hope Can Heal gala. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Dan Dunn
Dan Dunn at the Hope can Heal fundraiser. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 golfers warming up
Golfers warming up for the Hope Can Heal classic at Redstone Golf Club. Photo by Russ Ross
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 J.J. Watt, Matt Schaub, Laurie Schaub, Joey Feste
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Laurie Schaub, Matt Schaub
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Kimberly Keenum, Case Keenum
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Gary Kubiak, Rhonda Kubiak
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Owen Daniels, Angela Mecca
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Brian Cushing, Megan Cushing
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Andre Johnson
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Laurie Phillips, Wade Phillips
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Michael Steed, Shelby Steed, Kara Childress, Ray Childress
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Ed Reed, Brooks Reed
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Laurie Ward, Laura Ward
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Deborah Duncan, Dave Ward
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 Dan Dunn
Matt Schaub's foundation dinner April 2013 golfers warming up

Anyone desiring up close and personal moments with the Houston Texans should have signed on for Matt Schaub's "Hope Can Heal" gala and golf tournament. Thirty eight players, coaches and Texans staff joined Schaub for the dinner fundraiser at the Royal Sonesta Houston and others were on board for the Redstone Golf Club outing.

This was the third year that Matt and Laurie Schaub have chaired the fundraiser for their GR8 Hope Foundation, which provides resources and support for children with medical challenges. While they are keeping a lid on the funds raised until the check is presented to Texas Children's Hospital, organizers say that it is possible that the amount will surpass the $308,000 raised in total from the two previous fundraisers. The funds are earmarked for expansion of Texas Children's emergency care center from 12 to 24 rooms.

Among the 400 guests bidding on an array of live and silent auction items were Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and wife Rhonda, defensive cordinator Wade Phillips and players Owen Daniels, Brian Cushing, Andre Johnson, Ed Reed, Brooks Reed and Case Keenum

Deborah Duncan and Marc Vandermeer emceed the event that included music by Emory Quinn and three live Paint Jam performances from speed painter Dan Dunn. Those works were sold during the live auction.

The following day supporters headed out to Redstone where 105 golfers included Roger Clemens, Andre Ware, Ed Reed, J.J. Watt, Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Chris Myers, John Lopez of 610 Radio and Case Keenum. Silver Eagle Distributors sponsored the tournament which was won by new punter Shane Lechler's group. Watt's team came in second.

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