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Off the field, Houston Texans make winning plays for Depelchin Children's Center

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3 Adele Hartland, from left, Toro and Rebekah Hartland at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Adele Hartland, from left, Toro and Rebekah Hartland at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 Rob and Abbi Antablin, from left, and Hannah and Cal McNair at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Chairs Rob and Abbi Antablin, from left, and Hannah and Cal McNair at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser at Reliant Stadium. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Laurie and Matt Schaub at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013.
Laurie and Matt Schaub at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser at Reliant Stadium. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
25 Wade and Laurie Phillips at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Houston Texans coach Wade Phillips and wife Laurie at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
24 Bob McNair and Morgan “Mo” at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair kicks up his heels at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
26 Chester Pitts and Joanna Hartland Marks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Chester Pitts and Joanna Hartland Marks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
21 Marc Vandermeer, left, and Brad Marks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Marc Vandermeer, left, and Brad Marks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 Ericka and Garrett Graham at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Ericka and Garrett Graham at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 Owen and Angela Daniels at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Owen and Angela Daniels at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Susie DiStefano and T.J. Yates at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Susie DiStefano and T.J. Yates at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Audrey and Brandon Cochran at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Audrey and Brandon Cochran at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Monica Hartland Blaisdell and John Blaisdell at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Monica Hartland Blaisdell and John Blaisdell at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Heather Copeland, from left, Toro and Joanie Haley at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Heather Copeland, from left, Toro and Joanie Haley at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Robert and Alexandra Ochoa, from left, Tiffany Martin and Wade Phillips at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Robert and Alexandra Ochoa, from left, Tiffany Martin and Wade Phillips at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 Charles Hartland, from left, with Amanda and Jon Weeks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
Charles Hartland, from left, with Amanda and Jon Weeks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Adele Hartland, from left, Toro and Rebekah Hartland at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
1 Rob and Abbi Antablin, from left, and Hannah and Cal McNair at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
11 Laurie and Matt Schaub at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013.
25 Wade and Laurie Phillips at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
24 Bob McNair and Morgan “Mo” at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
26 Chester Pitts and Joanna Hartland Marks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
21 Marc Vandermeer, left, and Brad Marks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
17 Ericka and Garrett Graham at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
16 Owen and Angela Daniels at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
15 Susie DiStefano and T.J. Yates at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
13 Audrey and Brandon Cochran at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
9 Monica Hartland Blaisdell and John Blaisdell at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
5 Heather Copeland, from left, Toro and Joanie Haley at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
4 Robert and Alexandra Ochoa, from left, Tiffany Martin and Wade Phillips at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013
2 Charles Hartland, from left, with Amanda and Jon Weeks at the DePelchin Friday Night Lights Gala November 2013

"Friday Night Lights" took on a more profound meaning when the Houston Texans' McNair family and friends orchestrated the first-of-its-kind fundraiser for DePelchin Children's Center. With a sellout crowd of 550 carousing through Concourse Level One of Reliant Stadium, the evening of football-themed games, dinner and dancing with the Houston Texans cheerleaders raised $450,000.

Houston Texas vice chairman and COO Cal McNair and wife Hannah co-chaired the fundraiser with their good friends Abbi and Rob Antablin while Texans owner Bob McNair and wife Janice served as honorary chairs. (Surprisingly, when the cheerleaders led a group dance, even Bob McNair joined the boogie down.) 

Contributing Texans muscle to the fundraising effort were coach Wade Phillips, Owen Daniels, Matt Schaub, Jon Weeks, T.J. Yates and Garrett Graham and former Texan Chester Pitts.

Before guests sat down for dinner, they bid on auction items, bought raffle tickets, played in the photo booth and participated in the wine pull. All the while Toro worked his team spirit hijinks and posed for photo opps with guests. When Cal McNair pulled the winning raffle ticket for the lady's steel and gold Omega Seamaster watch, donated by I.W. Marks Jewelers, he drew his own number. He gallantly tossed it to pull another, making one lady in the crowd very happy.

Spotted at the "Friday Night Lights" bash, during which jeans mixed easily with cocktail attire, were Joanna and Brad Marks, Liz and Brian Dinerstein, Linda and Les Allison, Marita and JB Fairbanks, Luvi and Carlos Wheelock, Audrey and Brandon Cochran, Monica Hartland Blaisdell and John Blaisdell, Kathleen and James Jennings and Jayne and Carlos Rivera. Few could have been more pleased with the evening than DePelchin CEO Jenifer Jarriel.

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