Bollywood-inspired costuming, music and fun earn $710,000 for Child Advocates
What: Child Advocates "Pull for Kids Classic."
Where:Bayou City Event Center.
The scoop: Although the sporting clays aspect of the fundraiser was canceled due to rain, the nighttime partying came off as planned with a Bollywood-themed bash, chaired by Joyce and Arthur Schechter. The benefit, which raised more than $710,000, honored long-time advocate supporters Millie and Mel Anhalt. A video on the story of one of Millie's cases, a child named Mercy, emphasized the importance of the work the Child Advocates do. Now grown and with a family of her own, Mercy attended the gala and assisted Child Advocates CEO Sonya Galvan in presenting the honors.
Who: Jeff Birmingham, Bryan Boyer, Rick Burnett, Liz Chevalier, Mark Ellenberger, Christine Gabriel, Suzette Kelly, Pinki Moore, Reena Moore, Bernadette Payne, Emily Trout, and Steve Wyatt.