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Carol Linn, from left, Terry Bradshaw waving the Terrible Towel and Mike Linn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Carol Linn, from left, Terry Bradshaw and Mike Linn. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Carol Linn, from left, Terry Bradshaw and Mike Linn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Carol Linn, from left, Terry Bradshaw and Mike Linn. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Susan Krohn, from left, Chuck Jenness and Kelly Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Susan Krohn, left, Chuck Jenness and Kelly Krohn. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Spencer Tillman, left, and Terry Bradshaw at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014.
Spencer Tillman, left, and Terry Bradshaw. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Scott and Soraya McClelland at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Scott and Soraya McClelland. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Phillip and Lori Sarofim at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Phillip and Lori Sarofim. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Mike and Carol Linn, left, and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Mike and Carol Linn, left, and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Paul Murphy and Fran Peterson at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Paul Murphy and Fran Peterson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Mary and Mark D'Andrea, from left, and Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Mark and Mary D'Andrea, from left, and Valerie and Tracy Dieterich. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Laurie and Tracy Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Laurie and Tracy Krohn. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Fayez Sarofim and Susan Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Fayez Sarofim and Susan Krohn. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Kim Grace, left, and Karen Stall at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Kim Grace, left, and Karen Stall. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Gregg Ring, from left, Michael Francisco and Kim and Nick Tutcher at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Gregg Ring, from left, Michael Francisco and Kim and Nick Tutcher. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Gregg and Jo Lynn Falgout at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Gregg and Jo Lynn Falgout. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Carol Linn, from left, Terry Bradshaw waving the Terrible Towel and Mike Linn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Carol Linn, from left, Terry Bradshaw and Mike Linn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Susan Krohn, from left, Chuck Jenness and Kelly Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Spencer Tillman, left, and Terry Bradshaw at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014.
Scott and Soraya McClelland at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Phillip and Lori Sarofim at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Mike and Carol Linn, left, and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Paul Murphy and Fran Peterson at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Mary and Mark D'Andrea, from left, and Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Laurie and Tracy Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Fayez Sarofim and Susan Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Kim Grace, left, and Karen Stall at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Gregg Ring, from left, Michael Francisco and Kim and Nick Tutcher at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Gregg and Jo Lynn Falgout at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014

As proceeds mounted at the Touchdown for TEACH (To Educate All Children) dinner at Hotel ZaZa, founders of the non-profit Susan Krohn and Mary Yenik waved their Terrible Towels, the iconic symbol for Pittsburg Steelers fans, in the air.

Add dinner chairs DeeDee and Wallis Marsh and Carol and Mike Linn, a native of Pittsburg and Steelers devotee, to the celebration. The wacky frolic was a nod to and surprise for the night's guest speaker Terry Bradshaw.

The incorrigible Bradshaw was on a comic roll that had all 470 guests holding their sides with laughter. CBS Sports analyst Spencer Tillman could hardly keep his composure during the rollicking interview that the four-time Super Bowl champ controlled as deftly as he did the pigskin when he played quarterback for the Steelers.

The evening raised $450,000, which becomes an automatic net gain as Fayez Sarofim, Susan Krohn's fiance, underwrote all expenses of the event. Keeping it all in the family, Susan's daughter, Kelly Krohn is TEACH executive director. Supporting the event was Susan Krohn's ex, Tracy Krohn and his wife Laurie.

Remarking on the non-profit's mission, Kelly Krohn said, "Houstonians, the most generous givers of all, continue to be fervent supporters of teachers and making schools safe places for all students."

Joining the fun were Lori and Phillip Sarofim, Andrew Sarofim, Lora Clemmons, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Elizabeth and Alan Stein, Phyllis Williams, Ileana and Michael Trevino, Karen and Chuck Stall, Joanne King Herring and Sandy and Dr. Barney Barrett.