What: Kickstart Kids “Heroes Among Us” Gala
Where: Hilton Americas-Houston
PC Moment: Applause, applause for chairmen Jason and Courtney Fertitta and Keith and Alice Mosing, and Kickstart Kids founders Gena and Chuck Norris, who led the charge to a record of $900,000. Conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck joined the fundraising by donating two signed portraits he did of Norris. Each sold in the five figures when Norris added a dinner at Beck’s studios in Dallas to the package. And then there was the Longhorn steer delivery that sold to two bidders for $12,000 each.
Honorees were Laura True and Mike King, former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, and four Kickstart Kids four instructors.
Who: Sherry and Bill Berry, Jane and Harry Pefanis, Juli and Kevin Mitchell, Jackie and Don Kerstetter, Carolyn and Guy Matthews, Rick and Tanya Shannon, Gail and Greg Garland, Judge Mike McSpadden and Jane Johnston, Michelle and Bill Hickl, Ben and Jean Winkelman, and Brenda Love and Ed Jones.