HOUSTON (September 11, 2014) – DePelchin Children’s Center supporters kicked off the upcoming November 21, Friday Night Lights event, Teaming up for Children’s Mental Health, at a private home in Houston, Wednesday night, September 10.  The goal of the upcoming Friday Night Lights event is to raise funds and aware­ness for Team DePelchin’s high-quality mental health services available to all children in our community.

The Houston Texans Cheerleaders fueled the energy as guests arrived. Event Chairmen Audrey and Brandon Cochran and Kathleen and James Jennings in addition to Honorary Event Chairmen Hannah and Cal McNair and Abbi and Rob Antablin greeted everyone and discussed the impact this Houston-based nonprofit makes as the area’s largest provider of children’s mental health, foster care and adoption services.  President and CEO Jenifer Jarriel thanked guests for their support and invited them to mark their calendars for the November event at NRG Stadium. The announcement of a trip to the Kentucky Derby that will be auctioned at the event brought a round of applause. Guests were busy purchasing raffle tickets for the 14K white gold sapphire, London Blue topaz and diamond bracelet graciously donated by I. W. Marks Jewelers for the event. Event Honorees will be the new head coach for the Houston Texans, Bill O’Brien and his wife Colleen.

Seen in the crowd: Joanna and Brad Marks, Holly Smith and Austin Alvis, Joanna and Brad Marks, Megan and Brian Cushing, Ericka and Garrett Graham,Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger, Valerie and Tracy Dietrich, Anne and Charles Duncan, Jenifer Jarriel, President and CEO DePelchin Children’s Center and Scott Jarriel, Claudia and David Hartland, Rachael and Jason Volz and Geraldina and Scott Wise.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.depelchin.org/friday

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