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Chris Myers, J.J. Watt & Matt Schaub help raise $1.2 million for Impact a Hero

Chris Myers and Texans help raise $1.2 million for Impact a Hero

Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Richard Massimino, dog Koa and Staff Sergeant John Daniel Shannon
Richard Massimino, left, and John Daniel Shannon with Koa at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Laurie Schaub and Matt Schaub
Laurie and Matt Schaub at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
News Shelby Impact a Hero J. J. Watt, Sergeant Richard Yarosh, Staff Sergeant Paul Brondhaver and Randy McIllvoy May 2013
JJ Watt, Sgt. Richard Yarosh, Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver and Randy McIlvo  at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullin
News Shelby Impact a Hero Janice McNair Bob McNair May 2013
Janice and Bob McNair at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullin
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Michelle Terry, Jeny Cortez, Megan Harper and Kimberly Rawson
Michelle Terry, from left, Jeny Cortez, Megan Harper and Kimberly Rawson at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Maritza Tavera and Jose  Tavera with their son, Sgt. Joel Tavera
Maritza and Jose Tavera with their son, Joel Tavera, center,   at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Jennifer Tarver, Dillon Cannon, Chris Myers and Jenny Meyers, Dick Lynch
Jennifer Tarver, from left, Dillon Cannon, Chris and Jenny Myers and Dick Lynch at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Dick Lynch, Jim Hoelker
Dick Lynch, left, and Jim Hoelker at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Color Guard
The Color Guard at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Amber Schneider and Scott Koza
Amber Schneider and Scott Koza at the Impact a Hero awards dinner. Photo by Larry Pullen
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Richard Massimino, dog Koa and Staff Sergeant John Daniel Shannon
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Laurie Schaub and Matt Schaub
News Shelby Impact a Hero J. J. Watt, Sergeant Richard Yarosh, Staff Sergeant Paul Brondhaver and Randy McIllvoy May 2013
News Shelby Impact a Hero Janice McNair Bob McNair May 2013
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Michelle Terry, Jeny Cortez, Megan Harper and Kimberly Rawson
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Maritza Tavera and Jose  Tavera with their son, Sgt. Joel Tavera
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Jennifer Tarver, Dillon Cannon, Chris Myers and Jenny Meyers, Dick Lynch
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Dick Lynch, Jim Hoelker
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Color Guard
Houston Impact A Hero Gala May 2013 Amber Schneider and Scott Koza

It was a power force of Houston Texans that turned out at Reliant Stadium in support of Impact a Hero's ninth annual Hall of Fame dinner. And with the clout of Texans owner Bob McNair along with the muscle of J.J. Watt, Chris Myers and Matt Schaub, the event raised a record of more than $1.2 million.

McNair and wife Janice McNair joined Impact a Hero board chairman Jim Hoelker in hosting the event that honored severely wounded servicemen and women. 

The "Diamonds & Denim" evening recognized more than 50 wounded heroes and family members and inducted four veterans into the Hall of Fame along with Myers. For the past two years, the Texans' center has been giving tickets, through Impact a Hero, to wounded vets for every home game at Reliant and he has served as honorary chairman of the last two Impact A Hero 5K fun runs. His involvement with the non-profit includes one-on-one mentoring.

KPRC Channel 2 sports director Randy McIlvoy served as emcee of the evening that welcomed guests including Impact A Hero founder and president Dick Lynch, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Laurie Staub, Jenny Myers, Cody and Eddie Wright, Ralph Vasami, Brenda and Larry Boyd and Debbie and Ed Hare.