Shelby's Social Diary
Child Advocates enjoyed a double-barreled fundraiser last Saturday as the day began with a sporting clays tournament at American Shooting Centers and concluded with a Wizard of Oz-themed party at the Bayou City Event Center and with more than $715,000 to show for it.
As many as 400 guys and gals signed up for the shooting competition, sponsored by Spark Energy, that included two-man flush and multiple-trap flurry games, breakfast and lunch. Taking home top shooting honors were Eli English, Kate McConnico and the Spark Energy team comprised of Nathan Kroeker, Mel Parks, Ricky Wright, Zach Kienbaum and Brad Kidd.
There was ample time for those Child Advocates supporters to head home, change into party clothes and join the dinner dance for 850. The 20th anniversary sporting clays was chaired by Rhonda Brown and Tracy Eklund with Michelle Maresh chairing the "Emerald City" bash that evening. The fundraiser honored Apache Corp.
Key players in the day included shoot co-chairs Jeff Birmingham and Bernadette Alvarez, auction chairs Sheryl and Joel Androphy, team sales chair Rick Burnett, wine pull chairs Eddy De Los Santos and Dolly Dawson Thomas and volunteer chairs Becky Brusen and John Lupomech.
Following the yellow brick road were Kari and Mark Parsons, Janice and Charlie Hall, Donelle and Hill Dishman, Laura and Vineet Bhatia, Claudine and George Boutros, Vanessa and Perry Sendukas, Cindi and Dr. Franklin Rose, Kim and Scott David, Katie Cullen and Dolly Dawson and Jeff Thomas.