April 23, 2015
THE TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL ALL-STAR GALA – ONE GLAMOROUS NIGHT
P.O. Box 2104, Frisco, Texas 75034-9998
Contact: Susan Stout: Susan.Stout@gmail.com
THE TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL ALL-STAR GALA:
ONE GLAMOROUS NIGHT
Frisco, Texas (April 16, 2015) – Over 250 guests attended the sold out inaugural All-Star Gala March 28, 2015 at The Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison TX, raising over $100K.
Guests at the Gala were treated to “One Glamorous Night”. Dinner was provided by Eddie Deen’s catering, with passed hors d’oeuvres compliments of Kent Rathbun Catering and special “Sweeteasy” treats provided by Cake Bites and Rush Patisserie. Exciting silent and live auction packages and celebrity auctioneer Burton Gilliam were a hit with the crowd, the evening ended with a lively musical performance by local Dallas band, Motion.
The All-Star Gala recognized Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus, Allan H. (Bud) Selig as the inaugural recipient of the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s Legacy Award, custom created by Tiffany & Co., which honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fight against anabolic steroid use. During his acceptance speech, Commissioner Selig remarked “With the help of The Taylor Hooton Foundation, Major League Baseball today has the toughest and most comprehensive drug testing program in American sports. To compare where baseball was 10 years ago and where it is now is like night and day. We in baseball have worked so hard to rid the game of these illegal substances and continue to do so. But baseball could not have made the progress it made without great help from outside the game including Don Hooton and The Taylor Hooton Foundation.”
Guests also heard from Featured Speaker Brian Cuban who shared his personal journey with anabolic steroid use and the evening’s Emcee, NBC 5 Sports Reporter & Anchor David Watkins.
Host Chairs Pat and Cindy Fox said of the event “We are so pleased to be associated with such an important cause and the extraordinary people at THF. We couldn’t have hoped for a better evening for our first Gala.”
The Foundation’s founder and his wife Gwen expressed their deep appreciation for all the work of the volunteers and guests that made this event such as success. “This is such an important cause, and we would not be able to reach out to the hundreds of thousands of kids that we talk to all over North America without the support of people like this. We are so humbled by the overwhelming support shown by our friends and neighbors.”
A Hoot’s Chalk Talk Scholarship Fund ask was made at the event. This helps fund bringing the interactive educational assembly to schools with financial need. For more information about donating to the Scholarship Fund visit www.taylorhootonfoundation.org/donate.
About The Taylor Hooton Foundation: The Taylor Hooton Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating North America’s young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs. The friends and family of Taylor Hooton formed the Foundation in 2004 after his untimely death at 17 years old following his use of anabolic steroids.
For more information about The Taylor Hooton Foundation and its efforts, please visit www.taylorhooton.org.