Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Night Lights Red Carpet Season 4 Premiere


Last weekend, April 16th, the new JW Marriott Resort was the venue for Season 5 Premiere of the popular NBC show, Friday Night Lights. A silent auction was held with proceeds to go to The Grid Iron Heroes Foundation (www.gridironheroes.org). The founder, Eddie Canales, a walking heart of a man, created this organization to help other families who, like his, live with a Survivor of a spinal injury caused by football. Chris, his handsome son, is this Survivor. Along with the support of his beautiful and sweet wife, Pita (below with Chris and I)
Eddie and his son travel all over the United States reaching out to other families who are going through what they went through when Chris was 1st injured. Now, thanks to ALL those who donate time and money to "Grid Iron Heroes," they're able to offer these families much needed supplies such as special vans and wheelchairs that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Please don't hesitate to reach out to them with your donations (www.gridironheroes.org).
Here I am with Eddie Canales
Above,With the handsome Drew Waters whom,I wanna give props for attending with his parents, his beautiful and sweet wife and their adorable daughters! What a blessed family you have, Drew. As handsome as he is, he's down to earth. Reminded me of his failed attempt at trying out for SURVIVOR. His wife and father also reminded me the story, making fun of how Drew couldn't handle standing in the Dallas heat in the audition line...hence his father's suggestion that perhaps he wasn't cut out for Survivor after all..LOL. I love Drew for the admiration he gives me for making it on & through Survivor Fiji. Thanks Drew!
Here I am with THE man, Mr. Red Mc Combs, the main sponsor of this event and one of the game of football's biggest fans!
Last, but not least, I want to give thanks to the BIGGEST fan of Longhorn football, my dear friend, Longhorn Gene, Host of Longhorn Live Radio show (930 am on the radio dial), for his generosity extending an invite so that I could attend this event. God Bless you, Eugene. Also, a special thanks to the beautiful and classy, Jennifer Broome..the #1 Meteorologist in San Antonio:) for the kind recognition at the event. Congrats to Tanya Sammis and Mario Ochoa for the PR work, I believe, launching their new PR Company "Sammis Ochoa PR." I'm sure that this will be a first in many events for you.