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Houston’s Hottest Young Professionals Keep the Astros Party Going

Rocking the Park with Houston Pride

BY // 11.27.17
photography Leah Wilson

What: Hermann Park Urban Green‘s “H-town Throw Down”

Where: Amid the iconic fixtures of Hermann Park (Sam Houston on horseback, the Pioneer Memorial Obelisk and McGovern Lake)

PC Moment: The celebration of all things Houston focused primarily on the Astros World Series win with plenty the 200 young professionals donning jerseys of their fave players. Setting the playful mood was the Orange Show’s Brünnehilde art car which was in the lead of the Astros’ World Series parade. But these true blue Houstonians also displayed their sports loyalty in Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and even Luv Ya Blue Houston Oilers jerseys and T-shirts.

In the driver’s seat on this al fresco evening that raised close to $19,000 were chairs Emily Anderson, Stacy Leonard, Nick Scurfield and Mitch Zlotnik. They rounded up a smorgasbord of party fuel with input from 11 popular eateries including La Mexicana, Raising Cane’s, Butter & Company Catering and Willow’s Texas BBQ. And then there were the adult libations and Astros-inspired cocktails for fueling even more fun — Bayou Rum, Deep Eddy Vodka, ROXOR Gin, Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s brewskis and TX Whiskey.

The party action included playful networking, dancing to the sounds of DJ Mav and bidding on silent auction packages.

Who: Urban Green Steering committee chair Jon Sanfelippo, Emily Lutz, Mary Steward Anderson and Cotton Clark Therese and Andrew Rothschild, Allison and Mack Schaffer, Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches, Ana Barron, Ally Wickman, Blair Bentley, Molly Wickman, George Dodd, Julie Marin, Jordan Strouse, Jonathan Beitler, Ashley Seals, Kelly Randall, Holly and Brian Waters, and former Houston Texan linebacker Darryl Sharpton.

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