What: Kickstart Kids' "Heroes Among Us" gala.
Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.
The scoop: With Alice and Keith Mosing, Toni and Boone Pickens, and Kickstart Kids founders Gena and Chuck Norris as chairs, the evening raised a record $800,000 for the program that will reach more than 8,000 students in more than 50 schools. The soirée honored Linda and Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale as well as four of the Kickstart instructors.
"Research shows students who enroll in the KICKSTART KIDS program" Norris said, "are more likely to exhibit the personal character traits of responsibility, self-discipline and diligence, and the interpersonal character traits of kindness, respect, honesty, tolerance, and empathy."
Who: Special guests Lt. Col. Allen West and wife Angela Graham-West, Judge Michael McSpadden and Jane Johnston, Maria and Neil Bush, Chris and Mike Forshey, Kim and Eric Self, Sherry and Bill Berry, Juli and Kevin Mitchell.