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Hospital supporters have a Field Day working out with select Houston Texans at training facility

Hospital supporters have a Field Day working out with Houston Texans

Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Eddy and Kelli Blanton. Cabrina and Steven Owsley
Eddy and Kelli Blanton, from left, with Cabrina and Steven Owsley. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Estela and David Cockrell
Estela and David Cockrell. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Dr Jeremy and Caroline Finkelstein
Dr. Jeremy and Caroline Finkelstein. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Dr Jeremy and Caroline FinkelsteinSeth Barrett. David Cockrell. Dr. Jeremy Finkelstein. Eddy Blanton. Ernie Cockrell
Seth Barrett, from left, David Cockrell, Dr. Jeremy Finkelstein, Eddy Blanton and Ernie Cockrell. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Michael Mithoff. Seth Barrett
Michael Mithoff and Seth Barrett. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 David Haug.Eddy Blanton. Russell Sherill
David Haug, from left, Eddy Blanton and Russell Sherill. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Dr. Lawrence and Madeline Hanrahan
Dr. Lawrence and Madeline Hanrahan. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Mary Jean and Jim Hardy
Mary Jean and Jim Hardy. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Cora Meyer
Cora Meyer. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Eddy and Kelli Blanton. Cabrina and Steven Owsley
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Estela and David Cockrell
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Dr Jeremy and Caroline Finkelstein
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Dr Jeremy and Caroline FinkelsteinSeth Barrett. David Cockrell. Dr. Jeremy Finkelstein. Eddy Blanton. Ernie Cockrell
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Michael Mithoff. Seth Barrett
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 David Haug.Eddy Blanton. Russell Sherill
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Dr. Lawrence and Madeline Hanrahan
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Mary Jean and Jim Hardy
Houston Methodist Society Event May 2015 Cora Meyer

What: Society for Leading Medicine's Houston Texans Field Day.

Where: The Houston Texans training facility.

The 411: More than 170 members of the Houston Methodist support group turned out for the evening in their casual best. Kelli and Eddy Blanton joined Cabrina and Steven Owsley in chairing the event that began with Houston Methodist Research Institute president and CEO Dr. Mauro Ferrari discussing the hospital's role as official health care provider for the Houston Texans. 

Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham and offensive tackle Duane Brown put guests to the test with drills in agility, defense, punting, passing and kicking. The team's assistant strength coach Sean Hayes led an interactive session on workout routines with kids in the group while Dr. Jeremy Finkelstein, Houston Methodist Emergency Care Centers medical director, talked with parents about common summer injuries.

The event celebrated the Society for Leading Medicine's fundraising prowess which to date has meant an additional $1.42 million for hospital advancement.

Who: Michael Mithoff, Mary Jane and Jim Hardy, Cora Meyer, Madeline and Dr. Lawrence Hanrahan, David Haug, Russell Sherill, Caroline Finkelstein and Estela and David Cockrell.