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Fantasy Football Draft Night finds social swells mixing with giants of the gridiron

Fantasy Football Draft Night mixes social swells and gridiron greats

Fantasy Football, 9/16, drafting
Fans putting together teams for Fantasy Football Draft Night at NRG Stadium. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Darayus Paradivala, Diane Englet, Fred Newhouse
Chairs Darayus Paradivala, Diane Englet, Fred Newhouse. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Vicki Lehner, Bill Lehner, Karen deGeurin
Auction chairs Vicki Lehner, Bill Lehner, Karen DeGeurin. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Randy McIlvoy, Chester Pitts
Randy McIlvoy, Chester Pitts. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Thomas Roberts, Cyndy Garza Roberts
Thomas Roberts, Cyndy Garza Roberts. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, John Hodge, Ed Biles, Gretchen Hodge
John Hodge, Ed Biles, Gretchen Hodge. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Houston Texans cheerleaders, Vince Rachal
Houston Texans cheerleaders with Yahoo Sports Radio's Vince Rachal. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Chris Petersen, Ashley Petersen
Chris Petersen, Ashley Petersen. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Laura Kinningham, Wayne Kinningham
Laura Kinningham, Wayne Kinningham. Photo by CatchLightGroup
Fantasy Football, 9/16, drafting
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Darayus Paradivala, Diane Englet, Fred Newhouse
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Vicki Lehner, Bill Lehner, Karen deGeurin
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Randy McIlvoy, Chester Pitts
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Thomas Roberts, Cyndy Garza Roberts
Fantasy Football, 9/16, John Hodge, Ed Biles, Gretchen Hodge
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Houston Texans cheerleaders, Vince Rachal
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Chris Petersen, Ashley Petersen
Fantasy Football, 9/16, Laura Kinningham, Wayne Kinningham

What: Boys & Girls Harbor fourth annual "Fantasy Football Draft Night."

Where: Club Level of NRG Stadium.

The scoop: NFL pros and sports aficionados lent their expertise to the hundreds of football-crazed fans who partied hearty with the vast stadium interior as backdrop. Celebrities coaching the fans included Doug Dawson, Chester Pitts, Kenny Houston, Charlie Frazier, coach Ed Biles, and Vince Rachal of Yahoo Sports Radio. KPRC Channel 2's sports director Randy McIlvoy served as emcee. 

Filling their roles as chairs for the second year in a row were Diane Englet and Darayus Pardivala with 1976 Olympics gold medalist Fred Newhouse serving as honorary chair. Applause, applause for auction chairs Karen DeGeurin and Vicki and Bill Lehner for pulling together an incredible collection of autographed sports memorabilia and other must-have items.

Who: Cyndy Garza Roberts and Thomas Roberts, Elizabeth and Grant Harvey, Mary Ellen and Rob Kimbrough, Ashley and Christopher Petersen, Gretchen and John Hodge, Claudia Pardivala, and Melinda and Keith Landsness.

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