ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

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ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Alice and Keith Mosing

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ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

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Belinda and Corky Hillhouse

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Betty Hrncir, Kristina Sommerville, Sippi Khurana and Sandy Barrett

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Chita and Lane Craft

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin and Matthew Laurenza

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Fayez Sarofim and Susan Sarofim

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Laurie Krohn, Kelly Krohn and Tracy Krohn

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Margaret Alkek Williams and Jim Daniel

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Peyton Manning and Ted Johnson

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Peyton Manning, Kelly Krohn, Susan Sarofim and Bruce Derrick

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Renee Hawkins and John Hawkins

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Scott and Soraya McClelland

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Susan Sarofim and Gary Petersen

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Susan Sarofim, Spencer Tillman and Peyton Manning

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Tony Bradfield, Hallie Vanderhider and Kevin Black

ARRIVAL: HOUSTON A REAL SCORE

Wallis and DeeDee Marsh & Carol and Mike Linn

Touchdown For TEACH Event Surpasses Goals

By Jennifer Roosth         Photography by Catchlight Group, Daniel Ortiz and Dave Rossman

THE SCENE:  Lots of high fives and a sold-out crowd for the 5th annual Touchdown for TEACH event made for an energetic evening as almost 500 guests packed into the ballroom at River Oaks Country Club. Special guest Peyton Manning, interviewed by Spencer Tillman, had supporters laughing and applauding as he remarked on his legendary football career as a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, five-time NFL MVP and the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl playing with two teams. The questions covered a variety of topics from playing experiences to how important mentors are in life, keeping the crowd thoroughly engaged.

THE VIBE:  The evening was brimming with laughter and applause. The first part of the evening brought a fun take off on one of Peyton’s commercials when he appeared in a bathrobe, as Susan Sarofim and Spencer Tillman donned matching white robes and presented one to Peyton with the TEACH logo. The organization’s co-founders Susan D. Sarofim and Mary Yenik cheered the organization’s huge success, which raised a record-breaking $1.1 million.

THE CAUSE:  Event chairs Carol and Mike Linn and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh were thrilled with the evening and at the number of HISD schools that will benefit from guests’ generosity. TEACH already reaches over 8,000 students, and thanks to everyone’s help tonight, we can expand that impact.” TEACH (To Educate All Children) works to give educators in low-income schools strategies in de-escalation and conflict resolution. The organization will net the entire fundraising amount raised thanks to Fayez Sarofim who underwrote the event. TEACH has changed the lives of thousands of students through the approach of coaching educators, transforming the student experience, and supporting schools to achieve improved results.