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Guns do good: Shooting competition raises more than $770,000 for children in Houston

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53 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Becky Davis and David Davis, Grace Holmes, Cherie Hassenflu, Sonya Galvan
Becky and David Davis, from left, Grace Holmes, Cherie Hassenflu and Sonya Galvan at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
265 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Taff Weinstein and April Weinstein
April and Taff Weinstein at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
116 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Chris Campbell, Robyn Androphy, Daniel Androphy and Sheryl Androphy
Chris Campbell, from left, Robyn Androphy, Daniel Androphy and Sheryl Androphy  at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
249 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Bob Krenzelok and Brooke Krenzelok
Bob and Brooke Krenzelok at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
210 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Mike Calderaro and Laurie Calderaro
Mike and Laurie Calderaro at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
238 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Nathan Kroeker and Genevieve Kroeker
Nathan Kroeker and Genevieve Kroeker at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
171 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Sindi Sonnier, Mike Sonnier
Sindi and Mike Sonnier at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
150 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Dolly Dawson Thomas and Eddy De Los Santos
Dolly Dawson Thomas and Eddy De Los Santos at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
95 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 David Quackenbush, Lynda Lighthouse Transier
David Quackenbush and Lynda Lighthouse Transier at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
92 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Brandi Maxwell, Cara Cox, Laura Davenport, Nadine Boutros, Nancy Strain
Brandi Maxwell, from left, Cara Cox, Laura Davenport, Nadine Boutros and Nancy Strain at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
36 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Rocky and Grace Holmes
Rocky and Grace Holmes at Child Advocates Pull for Kids Classic. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
53 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Becky Davis and David Davis, Grace Holmes, Cherie Hassenflu, Sonya Galvan
265 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Taff Weinstein and April Weinstein
116 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Chris Campbell, Robyn Androphy, Daniel Androphy and Sheryl Androphy
249 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Bob Krenzelok and Brooke Krenzelok
210 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Mike Calderaro and Laurie Calderaro
238 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Nathan Kroeker and Genevieve Kroeker
171 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Sindi Sonnier, Mike Sonnier
150 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Dolly Dawson Thomas and Eddy De Los Santos
95 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 David Quackenbush, Lynda Lighthouse Transier
92 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Brandi Maxwell, Cara Cox, Laura Davenport, Nadine Boutros, Nancy Strain
36 Child Advocates Pull for Kids Houston May 2013 Rocky and Grace Holmes

Certainly, Child Advocates' "Pull for Kids Classic" reached a ripe maturity with its 21st annual shooting competition and after-party, which earned the non-profit more than $770,000.

Becky and David Davis chaired the doubleheader that began in the morning at American Shooting Centers with 300 participating in the sporting clays tournament and continued that evening at the Bayou City Event Center where 750 guests partied to "An Evening Amongst the Stars" theme.

While light-heartedness prevailed, the evening had its serious moments when court appointed advocate Shiloh Carter introduced Nicole Reed, whom she helped escape nine years of child abuse. (Nicole has been adopted and is thriving.) The audience gave the duo a standing ovation.

Contributing to the evening's success were committee chairs Bernadette Alvarez, Sheryl and Joel Androphy, Jeff Birmingham, Rick Burnett, Stacey and Ron Chovanec, Eddy De Los Santos, Cherie Hassenflu and Dolly Dawson Thomas.

Helping raise six-figure funds, including $110,000 from the Sponsor a Child appeal, were Child Advocates CEO Sonya Galvan, Grace and Rocky Holmes, Genevieve and Nathan Kroeker, Brooke and Bob Krenzelok, Sindi and Mike Sonnier and Lynda Lighthouse Transier.

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