BBQ, Beers & Cheers

'BBQ, Beers & Cheers' fundraiser hits a home run with major league players' support

'BBQ, Beers & Cheers' hits home run with major league players support

Nick Kingham, Claire Petratis, Jameson Taillon
Nick Kingham, Claire Petratis, Jameson Taillon. Photo by Chris Spicks
Sergio Marazita, Blair Bentley
Sergio Marazita, Blair Bentley. Photo by Chris Spicks
Ari Tafreshi, Jasmine Taillon, Mark Golvach, Lauren Burgess
 Ari Tafreshi, Jasmine Taillon, Mark Golvach, Lauren Burgess. Photo by Chris Spicks
Susan Dowdy, Ashley Woodson
 Susan Dowdy, Ashley Woodson. Photo by Chris Spicks
John Simms, Robbie Grossman, Chad Epps
John Simms, Robbie Grossman, Chad Epps. Photo by Chris Spicks
Matthew Eversman, Kiana LaBuhn
Matthew Eversman, Kiana LaBuhn. Photo by Chris Spicks
Katie Shack, Schuyler Evans
Katie Shack, Schuyler Evans. Photo by Chris Spicks
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Midtown BBQ. Photo by Chris Spicks
Nick Kingham, Claire Petratis, Jameson Taillon
Sergio Marazita, Blair Bentley
Ari Tafreshi, Jasmine Taillon, Mark Golvach, Lauren Burgess
Susan Dowdy, Ashley Woodson
John Simms, Robbie Grossman, Chad Epps
Matthew Eversman, Kiana LaBuhn
Katie Shack, Schuyler Evans
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More than 125 supporters of Homemade Hope came together for the Houston-based charity’s first “BBQ, Beers & Cheers” fall fundraising event, held at Midtown Barbeque. Guests were treated to an afternoon of all-you-can-eat tasty ‘cue and craft beers, plus college football on multiple HDTVs.

What more could you ask for? How about music by local favorite, the Chameleon Band, and raffle items including gift cards from Define Body & Mind, Lululemon, SoulCycle, Triniti Restaurant and Americas.

Founded in 2013, Homemade Hope provides hands-on cooking and nutrition classes and holiday celebrations to children living in local homeless and transitional living shelters. Organizers hope to make the fall event an annual affair.

Toasting to a good cause were Homemade Hope founder Blair Bentley, Sergio Marazita, Susan Dowdy, Bart and Beverly Bentley, Mike Hardy, Jasmine Taillon, Katie Shack, Schuyler Evans, Claire Petratis and professional baseball players Jameson Taillon and Nick Kingham of the Pittsburgh Pirates, John Simms of the Washington Nationals, and Robbie Grossman of the Minnesota Twins.