Society / The Seen

Houston’s Sports Hunks and Business Tycoons Strut Down the Runway as a Wild Crowd Approves

BY // 11.10.16

What: Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo’s Place

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel

PC Moment: The crowd went wild as Bo’s Place board prez Travis Torrence juked down the catwalk in a rocking Motown mode. Also winning exuberant crowd approval, which included tossed roses and confetti, were three-time Olympian Steven Lopez, Astro Alex Bregman, Dynamo David Horst and Houston Texans Andre Hal, Christian Covington, and Whitney Mercilus. All 25  runway volunteers — including Joe Ellis, Ben Berg, Tony Gibson, Rick Perez, David Shine — were outfitted by Festari for Men. The night included presentation of a city proclamation congratulating founders Debbie and Rudy Festari for their years of charitable fundraising via this event, which has totaled more than $4 million, some $350,000 of that coming on this night.

Seen: Emcees Dominique Sachse and Andy Cerota; Rachel and Jeff Bagwell, Diane Lokey Farb, Stefanie and Ernie Cockrell, Mike Chabala, Nini Hale, Randall Wong, Neal Hamil, Regina and Mark Duke, Robin Young Ellis and Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana.

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