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Justin Poses, Lauren Petrowski, Charli and Gabe Anderson

Kate and Hector Perez, Gabriel Hardin, Brent Fields
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Kate and Hector Perez, Gabriel Hardin, Brent Fields

Mykayla Reynolds and Shannon Mouser
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Mykayla Reynolds and Shannon Mouser

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Sheree Smith-of-Memphis Train Revue

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Tom Taylor and Lauren Portley

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Central Texas Celebrates With Glam Gala

By Rob Giardinelli   Photography by Chris Casselli and Christina Harding

THE SCENE:  Austin’s Hyatt Regency Hotel was the setting for an evening showcasing how one person can truly make a difference in a young person’s life. The 12th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Ice Ball drew over 700 of Austin’s social movers and shakers for a fun event that carried on well into the evening.

THE VIBE:  As guests descended the elevator, they got a sneak peak of the a ice-hot red carpet, featuring a massive ice sculpture that highlighted the organization’s logo, serving as the backdrop where revelers could pose for social media photos upon arrival. Guests then entered the soaring foyer, where in addition to mingling about the crowd, they were able to bid on various silent auction items including a signed guitar by country music star Dierks Bentley.

The festivities continued into the ballroom as guests dined during a program that featured a video highlighting the broad reach of the region’s Big Brothers Big Sisters within Central Texas. The video highlighted the relationship between Big Sister of the year Shannon Mouser and her Little Sister of seven years, Mykayla Reynolds. The program continued with a lively auction that included trips to such luxe and exotic places as Paris and Bali. After the program, the party continued to the tunes of the Memphis Train Revue band.

THE CAUSE: The event, chaired by Kate and Hector Perez, raised over $500,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, which provides adult role models to children and teenagers ages six to eighteen, providing a direct and positive impact on their young lives.

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