Inaugural Strike Out DIPG Bowling Tournament Raises $30,000!

The Strike Out DIPG Online Silent Auction & Bowling Tournament was a tremendous success, raising roughly $30,000!!  We could not be more grateful to all who participated. With 250 attendees, 44 bowling teams, and demand for more, we can’t wait to put on the tournament again next year! We were so thrilled to have special guest — baseball legend Roger Clemens — who was incredibly generous to spend time with event attendees and lend his support to our efforts.  Thank you to Randy Hendricks for helping us to make the special appearance happen!
We cannot emphasize enough that this event would not have happened if it wasn’t for the amazing hosts who came up with the idea and then grew it to something none of us would have predicted: Paul & Caroline Cornett, Michelle Carreras & Jordan Horoschak, Amanda & Rob Burleigh, and Brooke & Chip Halpern.  Thank you for your steadfast commitment to ending this disease. When we began planning for this event, we were so fortunate to have Alexis & Peter Olympia of The Connor Man Foundation join our team. They made incredible contributions, and we look forward to working with them on our shared mission.
What made the event even more special was having other DIPG families in attendance. Thank you to Stacie Stahl for making the long trip to bring Destiny who was our MVP of the tournament – fighting DIPG and melting hearts with her sweetness and smile! Thank you to the Torres family for being there to honor Gabriella, and thank you to family and friends of Avery Huffman, Brooke Healey, and Jack Culverhouse for attending.
We are grateful for the great team at Palace Bowling Lanes who worked with us to create the perfect atmosphere for an afternoon of family fun.  And thank you to Archana Singh for taking photographs at the event!
Finally, we express our heartfelt appreciation to our auction donors and sponsors, who made the auction and overall event such a success :

American Girl

The Austin Symphony

Baby Bull Boxing

Amanda & Rob Burleigh

Cake & Eat It Too

Caesar’s Entertainment

The Caldwell Family

Johnny Carrabba

Michelle Carreras


Children’s Museum of Houston


Roger Clemens

Contemporary Dental

The Cornett Family

CRU Food & Wine Bar

Elite Island Resorts

Caroline & Charles Enriquez

Firehouse Subs

Lydia & Adolfo Garza

The Gauthier Family

Penny & Tom Haber

Scott Haber & Susan Wright

Ross & Anndreya Harris

Hasta La Pasta

Hamilton & Traci Hill

Jordan Horoschak

Hotel Galvez & Spa/The Tremont

House, Wyndham Grand Hotels

Houston Astros

Houston Rockets

iPic Theaters

Kendra Scott Jewelry

The Lanier Law Firm

Main Street Theater

Danielle & Mike Marshall

Metcalf Fine Art Portraits

Molina’s Cantina

Jack & Heather Nelson


Pedal Party

Premier Designs Jewelry

Vanessa Rabe, Rodan & Fields

ReConnect Chiropractic & Holistic


Santikos Theatres

Kenny Singer

Spec’s Wine, Spirits, and Finer Foods

Steve Lee Photography

Studio Movie Grill

Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Christian University

Tiff’s Treats

Total Wine & More

Sara Toussaint

The University of Texas

The University of Texas Golf Club

Walt Disney World Co.

Westford Renovations

Wynn Las Vegas