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The greatest fantasy football draft ever? Bob Allen leads a rollicking, high-stakes affair at Reliant

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Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Texan Cheerleaders Don Sweat and Fred Newhouse
Texan cheerleaders with Don Sweat, left, and Fred Newhouse at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Rachel Price and Randall McCoy
Randall McCoy and Rachel Price at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Zaidi Syed and Arthur Mooradian
Zaidi Syed, left, and Arthur Mooradian at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Darayus and Claudia Pardivala
Darayus and Claudia Pardivala at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Bob Allen and Fred Newhouse
Bob Allen, left, and Fred Newhouse at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Thomas Roff, Andrew Klein, Ed Biles and Eric Gemp
Thomas Roff, from left, Andrew Klein, Ed Biles and Eric Gemp at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 James Bond, Tyler Cunningham, Gregg Ring
James Bond, from left, Tyler Cunningham and Gregg Ring at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Susan Hanna and Gary Hanna
Susan and Gary Hanna at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Leisa Holland-Nelson and Vicki Rizzo
Leisa Holland-Nelson, left, and Vicki Rizzo at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Gladney Darroh and Kerry McDonough
Gladney Darroh and Kerry McDonough at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Elvin Bethea, Cydny and Thomas Roberts
Elvin Bethea, left, with Cydny Garza Roberts and Thomas Roberts at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Concourse 3 at Reliant Stadium
The crowd at the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Texan Cheerleaders Don Sweat and Fred Newhouse
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Rachel Price and Randall McCoy
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Zaidi Syed and Arthur Mooradian
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Darayus and Claudia Pardivala
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Bob Allen and Fred Newhouse
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Thomas Roff, Andrew Klein, Ed Biles and Eric Gemp
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 James Bond, Tyler Cunningham, Gregg Ring
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Susan Hanna and Gary Hanna
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Leisa Holland-Nelson and Vicki Rizzo
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Gladney Darroh and Kerry McDonough
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Elvin Bethea, Cydny and Thomas Roberts
Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football party September 2013 Concourse 3 at Reliant Stadium

It's all about football in H-Town this season even in the charitable fundraising arena where more than a few non-profits are including plenty of pigskin elements in their endeavors. Most recent was the Boys & Girls Harbor Fantasy Football Draft Night at Reliant Stadium.

More then 400 supporters in colorful game day attire joined "commissioner" Bob Allen, KHOU Channel 11 sports director, in the football frenzy. With celebrity coaches — Pro Football Hall of Famers Elvin Bethea and Kenny Houston — making their presentations, the crowd launched with ardor into drafting their teams. 

There was good reason to put heart and gridiron intelligence behind the selections. At season's end, the winner will receive two tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl and two season tickets to the Houston Texans for the 2014 season.

Event chairman Fred Newhouse kept the points on the board with a silent auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia, big boards and an exciting live auction. The proceeds will assist the residential care facility in providing safe harbor for children who are victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Football fans putting together their dream teams included auction chair Rachel Price, Randy McGuire, Welcome Wilson, Denise and Sam Malone, Arthur Mooradian, Irene and Lupe Fraga, Susan and Gary Hanna, Kerry McDonough and Mia and Gardner Parker.

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