What: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston dinner.
Where: Hilton Americas-Houston
The 411: The Houston Texans presented the benefit evening that raised a whopping $745,000 and enjoyed a turnout of 800, including 130 Boys & Girls Club members. The draw was not only the worthy cause of the non-profit but also the presence of Gen. Wesley Clark as keynote speaker. The four-star general who served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as NATO Supreme Allied Commander shared his experiences as a Boys & Girls Club member and applauded the organization for its work with millions of children throughout the country.
Pam and Keith Fullenweider were honored for two decades of generous involvement with the non-profit. The successful evening was chaired by Gina and Carl Luna.
The Youth of the Year Award was presented in absentia to Gary McCallister, who would have been present except that he is in Army boot camp, hoping to follow in Clark's footsteps. The award was accepted on his behalf by club director John Robinson.
Who: Notables in the ballroom included Boys & Girls Clubs of Houston board chair Adam Peakes, club president and CEO Kevin Hattery and emcee Tashara Parker, a former Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year.