Celebrity Gala in Austin Wows Guests

Beyond the Lights

It was the perfect day recently for successfully raising funds for the two vital charities; The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and The Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation. Only in its fourth year, the event was sold out the celebrity golf tournament and evening for the second time a month before the event.

Created by NBC’s critically acclaimed television show, Friday Night Lights’ actors Kyle Chandler and Brad Leland, both decided years ago to create the tournament to raise funds for charities that help those with spinal cord injuries after shooting season one in which one of the characters sustains a spinal cord injury.

The celebrities were out in full force to support the charities. NBC’s Friday Night Lights actors were out to support their cast-mates and Beyond The Lights hosts, Kyle Chandler and Brad Leland. Their cast mates like Scott Porter, Jeff Rosick, Derek Phillips, Danny Hunter, Stacey Oristano, Drew Waters, Jesse Plemons and Taylor Kitsch all appeared for the great event. Other celebrities in attendance included first timers, University of Texas coaches, Manny Diaz, Bryan Harsin and Stacy Searles, and STYX bass player, Ricky Phillips. At the golf tournament earlier in the day the Dallas Cowboys’ secondary coach Dave Campo, and cornerback Terence Newman, and as well as CBS’s CSI Miami’s Rex Linn.

Most of the attendees can’t wait until next year’s shindig and many have already begun to brush up on their golf strokes in preparation for it. We love to play golf with our favorite celebrities, don’t you?



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