Champions for Children annually gathers Houston professionals and community volunteers for an evening of fun, food, festivities, and fundraising all for a great cause.  Read below for our most recent event information.


2021 Champions for Children Gala

Let Your Dreams Set Sail
Saturday, April 24, 2021

River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
7 PM – Midnight

Cocktails: 7:00 PM
Seated Dinner: 8:00 PM

Valet Parking Provided
Attire: Nautical Chic or Cocktail Attire

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Sail Away With Us!


Honoring the 2021
Gabriel Lester Hero Award Recipients

Laura & Tommy Wilson

and Honoring the 2021
George T. Buenik Law Enforcement Excellence Award Recipient

Sgt. Bonnie Ewerling, Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Hosted by Gala Chair
Cortney Cole-Hall

2021 Gala Auction Chair
Lindsay Graham

2021 Wine Chair
Lynn Sessions

With thanks to our 2021 Gala Committee
Nadine Boutros, Wendy Frailey, Brandi Maxwell, Julie McCrory, April McGee, Kelly Opre, Ashley Rice, Rebecca Shindler, Sarah Stuhldreher, and Desiree Urrutia


Host Committee

Geoffrey Banez
Kristen Cannon
Beth Guinn
Jess Rogers


Thank You 2021 Underwriters

Captain’s Table

Starboard Table

Beth Alberts and Mark Sendt
Doreen Wise and Frank Crapitto


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For additional information or questions, contact Melissa Turnquist
at 713.986.3542 or