Impact A Hero Gala
What: Impact A Hero Hall of Fame "Diamonds & Denim" Gala Dinner.
Where: NRG Stadium.
The scoop: More than 120 war heroes and family members were honored at the 12th annual gala dinner that benefits Impact A Hero, a nonprofit organization that provides emotional and financial support for severely wounded or disabled veterans injured in the post 9/11 combat and their families.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame were Army Sergeant First Class Dana Bowman (Ret.), Air Force Technical Sergeant Dallas Bozeman, Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Corporal Jason Dunham (KIA), Army Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris (Ret.), and Army Major William Lyles (Ret.).
KPRC Channel 2 sports director Randy McIlvoy emceed the evening, which also included a banquet and live auction. Keeping with the "Diamonds & Denim" theme, a number of attendees dressed in western attire.
Who: Impact A Hero board chairman Dan Sullenbarger; board members Rod Long, Army First Lieutenant Daniel Ebarb and Constance White; director of veteran relations Mike Nasche, business director Laurel Goodroe; Larry Boyd, co-chairman of the Impact A Hero 5K Walk, Run and Wheel; Lauren Sweeney Brown and husband Tyler Brown; Mariah Gardner and Marin Guillermo; former Houston Texan Chris Myers and wife Jenny; Congressman Pete Olson and wife Nancy; Scott H. Koza and wife Amber; KTRK 13 reporter Christine Dobbyn and Michael Desbiens.