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Famous four-star general fights a winning battle in Houston for the Boys & Girls Club

Famous four-star general fights a winning battle in Houston for kids

News, Shelby, Boys and Girls Club dinner, Keith Fullenweider, Pam Fullenweider, General Wesley Clark, Gina Luna, Carl Luna, Sept. 2014
Honorees Keith and Pam Fullenweider, from left, Gen. Wesley Clark and dinner chairs Gina and Carl Luna. Photo by Pete Baatz

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.