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The Blind Side mom captivates luncheon audience; Texas Bowl donates proceeds from big game

The Blind Side mom captivates audience; Texas Bowl donates proceeds

Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper, Mary Nell Lovett, Kate Lovett Searls
Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper, from left, Mary Nell Lovett and Kate Lovett Searls. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Ginni Mithoff, Sue Nan Cutsinger, Leigh Anne Touhy, Pat Powers
Ginni Mithoff, from left, Sue Nan Cutsinger, Leigh Anne Touhy and Pat Powers. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Pam Lovett, H. Malcolm Lovett, Jr., Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper
Pam Lovett, from left, H. Malcolm Lovett, Jr. and Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Shelby Jones, Leslye Weaver, Judy Tate
Shelby Jones, from left, Leslye Weaver and Judy Tate. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Joe Greenberg, Debra and Mark Gregg
Joe Greenberg, from left, and Debra and Mark Gregg. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Gail and Willie Richardson
Gail and Willie Richardson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Marisa Knowles, Kristina Somerville, Hannah McNair, Ericka Graham, Deborah Engen
Marisa Knowles, from left, Kristina Somerville, Hannah McNair, Ericka Graham and Deborah Engen. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Linda McReynolds, Judy Tate
Linda McReynolds, left, and Judy Tate. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper, Mary Nell Lovett, Kate Lovett Searls
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Ginni Mithoff, Sue Nan Cutsinger, Leigh Anne Touhy, Pat Powers
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Pam Lovett, H. Malcolm Lovett, Jr., Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Shelby Jones, Leslye Weaver, Judy Tate
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Joe Greenberg, Debra and Mark Gregg
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Gail and Willie Richardson
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Marisa Knowles, Kristina Somerville, Hannah McNair, Ericka Graham, Deborah Engen
Houston, News, Shelby, Depelchin Children's Center Luncheon, May 2015, Linda McReynolds, Judy Tate

What: DePelchin Children's Center "Families for Kids" luncheon.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Leigh Ann Tuohy, the real life mom of "The Blind Side" pushed home the message of the importance of a healthy family environment for children of all ages. While her talk was inspiring, she might have been preaching to the choir as this crowd was already fully on board with the agency's mission.

The event honored members of the Lovett family, who have been serving on the board for several generations since 1929. H. Malcom Lovett was the first to support DePelchin followed by others, including H. Malcolm Lovett Jr., Pamela House Lovett and Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper.

Helping raise $462,000 were chairs Ginni and Richard Mithoff and co-chairs Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger and Pat and Tom Powers. Fundraising highlight was the $150,000 check from AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl board chairman Chris Hanslik, proceeds from the 2014 bowl game.

Who: Mary Nell Lovett, Park Shaper, Flo McGee, Ellen and John Bass, Jackie and Connelly McGreevy, Hannah McNair, Joe Greenberg, Judy Tate, Debra and Mark Gregg, Linda McReynolds, Kristina Somerville and Gail and Willie Richardson.