HOUSTON (November 21, 2014) – DePelchin Children’s Center supporters in team attire came to play at NRG Stadium, Friday November 21, for the second annual Friday Night Lights event, Teaming up for Children’s Mental Health.  The event sold out as jeans and bling mixed well with the more than 560 guests enjoying Friday night  fun in the stadium venue. There was something for everyone from playing football-themed games to dancing with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders to enjoying a wine pull, photo booth and big board auction.  Raffle tickets were hot sellers for the 14K white gold sapphire, London Blue topaz and diamond bracelet donated by I. W. Marks Jewelers.  

Event Co-Chairs Audrey and Brandon Cochran and Kathleen and James Jennings in addition to Honorary Event Chairmen Hannah and Cal McNair and Abbi and Rob Antablin, were thrilled with the success.  Event Honorees, the new head coach for the Houston Texans, Bill O’Brien and his wife Colleen, were celebrated to great applause with Texans fans asking him football tidbits throughout the night. O’Brien spoke about their passion for helping organizations especially related to children.

Generating fast and furious bidding was a trip for two to the Kentucky Derby that had the crowd excited and generated even more funds for the DePelchin cause.  

President and CEO Jenifer Jarriel also thanked guests for their generosity and applauded the successful efforts which raised more than $300,000 to help DePelchin turn lives around for children and their families. She discussed the impact this Houston-based nonprofit makes as the area’s largest provider of children’s mental health, foster care and adoption services.  

Seen in the crowd: Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger, Joanna and Brad Marks, Lindley and Jason Arnoldy, Monica and John Blaisdell, Jayne and Carlos Rivera, Kristy and Chris Bradshaw, Elizabeth and Zach Fertitta, Ting and John Bresnahan, Kareen Jackson, Tashia and Tim Jamison and Rachel and Sean Boutros.

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Analisa Warren