2022 Blue Ribbon Ball Co-Chairs Carol and Bill Huckin, Finley and Eric Konrade and Elsa Norwood are finalizing their plans for the Equest fundraiser on Saturday, June 4, at Texas Horse Park’s Al Hill Jr. Arena. They’ve just name-dropped some of the people who will be in the spotlight that night.
Former Dallas Cowboy Timmy Newsome will be the featured speaker.
In keeping with this year’s theme of “blue ribbon” achievements, Timmy will talk about his moments of overcoming challenges that included transitioning from NFL fullback to founding a software company.
To honor their longtime support of Equest and their contributions “in helping Equest complete the Al Hill Jr. Arena through fundraising and contract management,” the 2022 Citation Award will be presented to former Equest Board Chair Lane Cates and her husband Brad McLain.
According to Equest CEO Lili Kellogg, “We are so thrilled to have Timmy Newsome join us for our 41st annual gala as our featured speaker. Timmy will be joined onstage with some of our Equest clients as he shares his inspiring message of achieving ‘Blue Ribbon’ moments in life even in the face of challenges. We are also honored to be able to recognized Lane Cates and Brad McLain with our Citation Award, which was created to shine a light on individuals and organizations who support us as we reach for the stars and fulfill our mission.”
In addition to having Leslie and Hawkins Golden as honorary co-chairs, the organizers have arranged for the evening to include a cocktail reception, a seated dinner, silent and live auctions, live entertainments and photos ops with Timmy and the Equest mini-ambassadors.
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