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Young professionals throw a tailgate party to support DePelchin Children’s Center

Young professionals throw a tailgate party to support DePelchin Center

Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Kaila Irons, Andrew Elliott, Lauren Bagley
Kaila Irons, Andrew Elliott, Lauren Bagley. Courtesy photo
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Dale Potts, James Williams, Cameron Cofield, Luke Reed
Dale Potts, James Williams, Cameron Cofield, Luke Reed. Courtesy photo
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Becca Gibbens, Ashley Garner, Karen Campbell, Ashley Saunders
Becca Gibbens, Ashley Garner, Karen Campbell, Ashley Saunders. Courtesy photo
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Mark Swist
Mark Swist. Courtesy photo
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Clarice Kahawai, Kelly Ramirez
Clarice Kahawai, Kelly Ramirez.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Donald Green, Brenna Croom, Melissa Gaus, Darren Gaus
Donald Green, Brenna Croom, Melissa Gaus, Darren Gaus. Courtesy photo
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Kaila Irons, Andrew Elliott, Lauren Bagley
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Dale Potts, James Williams, Cameron Cofield, Luke Reed
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Becca Gibbens, Ashley Garner, Karen Campbell, Ashley Saunders
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Mark Swist
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Clarice Kahawai, Kelly Ramirez
Houston, Depelchin Center Tailgate, September 2017, Donald Green, Brenna Croom, Melissa Gaus, Darren Gaus

Football season is here, and you know what that means: It's time to tailgate.

DePelchin Children's Center and its young professionals group Friends of DePelchin hosted more than 100 guests at its Tailgate for Tots and Cornhole Tournament. The event, held at industrial-chic pub Cottonwood, began with brunch. The menu featured fare ranging from biscuits and gravy to chicken fried steak bites and fries, along with Bloody Mary's and mimosas. 

A competitive cornhole tournament followed, with 16 teams competing. Team “The GOAT’s” came out on top, taking home a VIP rooftop bar experience at Rosemont as the grand prize.

Proceeds from the fundraiser, including proceeds raised via a wine pull and silent auction items, including Houston Texans tickets to a three-month membership to Equinox, benefit DePelchin Children’s Center, an accredited foster care and adoption agency, working to break the cycles of abuse and neglect for children and families in Texas. 

DePelchin's YP group, Friends of DePelchin, supports the organization's mission through philanthropy, volunteerism, and raising awareness.

Enjoying the afternoon festivities were Megan Arnold, Andy Reif, Kimberly Weiser, Gabrielle Ranalli, Julie Vanhaverbeke, Andy Kousparis, Jessica Castanon, Alexandra Sherman, James Williams, Clarice Kahawai, Kenna Johnson, and Luke Reed.