Houston Children’s Charity Creates Sizzling Event
By Jen Roosth
Photography by Michelle Watson
Houston Texans, NBA players, and Houston dynamos galore all arrived to crowds of local paparazzi at this year’s for the Houston Children’s Charity “Gathering of Champions” must-attend event at Paige and Tillman Fertitta’s River Oaks estate. When the Fertittas host an event, not only is the theme and décor over the top, but also the food is delicious and abundant, courtesy of Landry’s signature collection of restaurants owned by Fertitta.
As if the eye candy of 34 of the greatest athletes of all time was not enough for this exclusive crowd of 150 Children’s Charity supporters, guests also enjoyed he “white hot” décor of the Fertittas’ backyard pool terrace that was filled with sleek white couches, glowing bars, and outdoor pianos.
Laura Woods, executive director of Houston Children’s Charity (HCC), and Tillman Fertitta, HCC chairman of the board, thanked the legendary group of sporting legends before a live auction began that included U.S. Open tickets and life- size autographed cut outs of the players. We love that one hundred percent of the proceeds made from this $1000-a-ticket event went directly to Houston Children’s Charity, an organization dedicated improving the quality of life for Houston’s under-privileged, abused, or handicapped children.