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Moran and Tamara Norris congratulate Gabriel Byrd at the Moran Norris Foundation Gala
Gabriel Byrd, left, with Moran and Tamara Norris. Photo courtesy of Troy Fields Photography
Chad Hedrick, left, and Marshall Faulk at the Moran Norris Foundation Gala
Chad Hedrick, left, and Marshall Faulk with Hedrick's gold medal. Photo courtesy of Troy Fields Photography
News, Shelby, Moran Norris Foundation dinner, Takeo Spikes, July 2014
The ladies get a photo op with the dashing Takeo Spikes. Courtesy of Troy Fields Photography
News, Shelby, Moran Norris Foundation dinner, Brandon Leonard, July 2014
Foundation board member Brandon Leonard at the podium. Courtesy of Troy Fields Photography
Chita Johnson and Matt Musil at the Moran Norris Foundation Gala
Emcees Chita Johnson and Matt Musil. Photo courtesy of Troy Fields Photography
Moran and Tamara Norris congratulate Gabriel Byrd at the Moran Norris Foundation Gala
Chad Hedrick, left, and Marshall Faulk at the Moran Norris Foundation Gala
News, Shelby, Moran Norris Foundation dinner, Takeo Spikes, July 2014
News, Shelby, Moran Norris Foundation dinner, Brandon Leonard, July 2014
Chita Johnson and Matt Musil at the Moran Norris Foundation Gala

What: The eighth annual Moran Norris Foundation gala.

Where: Hotel ZaZa.

The 411: Founders Tamara and Moran Norris welcomed 250 guests for the evening that featured a number of sports greats including Olympic Gold Medalist Chad Hedrick (he happened to bring that bit of gold with him) and NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, who delivered the keynote address. Serving as emcees for the sports-flavored fundraiser were KHOU meteorologist Chita Johnson and KHOU weekend sports anchor Matt Musil. Scholarships were presented and the foundation received a city proclamation.

Who: Devard Darling, Desean Pope, Grant Irons, Gabriel Byrd,Takeo Spikes and Vernon Davis.

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