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Save the Date for

The 23rd Annual Champions for Children

Awards Luncheon!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

at the JW Marriott Austin

Presented by

Event Chairs:

Kerri Ann Chambless, Bob Harrell, and Ginnie Wilcox


The Daytripper’s Chet Garner


Philanthropic Honoree:

Andy Roddick and the Andy Roddick Foundation

Andy Roddick was nine years old when he realized what he was born to do. It
turns out that one of the greatest tennis players of all time was born not just
to pursue his own passion, but to help others discover theirs. He accomplishes
that mission through the Andy Roddick Foundation, his Austin based nonprofit
working to take the time children spend outside the classroom and
turn it into real opportunities. Through an innovative and acclaimed six-week
summer program, investments in collaborative out-of-school time activities,
and other joint initiatives with key groups throughout the city, the Foundation
is creating new chances for underserved kids to grow in literacy, STEM,
art, and sports. Roddick chose Austin for his philanthropic efforts first and
foremost because to him, it’s always really been home.

Featured Speaker:

Radio and Television Personality Bobby Bones

Bobby Bones has carved out a place for himself in nearly every corner of the
entertainment world. He is the host of the nationally syndicated iHeartRadio
program “The Bobby Bones Show,” which broadcasts to over 185 stations and is the
No. 1 Country morning show with millions of monthly listeners. The award-winning
show is a two-time CMA Award winner, four-time ACM Award winner and earned
Bones the title of youngest-ever inductee into the prestigious National Radio Hall
of Fame. Bones is also a two-time New York Times No. 1 bestselling author, touring
stand-up comedian and philanthropist. We are excited to have Bobby share his story
of resiliency and how he refused to give up despite the challenges he faced growing
up. His mother struggled with addiction and his father abandoned the family when
Bobby was just five. Bobby always saw failure as something to learn from has never
forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him and his passion for
his work in radio that he believed saved him and encouraged him to never give up.

Champions for Children 2021

Click the button below to see all the photos from the event!

Photos by: Kasandra Keyes,




 Vista Logo


Watkins Insurance Company logo

Beth and Bryan Plater

Howard and Mary Harwood Yancy


Enoch Kever logo

Rachel and Jeff Arnold 

Joan and Steve Clark

Marjann and Michael Cooper

Melanie Fish & Jocelyn Johnson

Adrienne & Mark Thannisch

ABC Bank

ABC Home & Commercial Services

Alpha Capital Management

Marsha and David Lockett/
Austex Fence & Deck

Baselice & Associates, Inc.

Kerri Ann Chambless and Lisa Terrill

The Cline Family

Jan Cox Dwyer

Kimberley and Mark Ezell &
Carolyn and Tom Curtis

Friends of the Children Austin

Gottesman Residential Real Estate

Debbie and Tommy Harmon

Healthcare Facilities Development-
Kent and Melissa Ferguson


Megan Houser

Independence Title

Inman Foundation/
Admiral & Mrs. B.R. Inman

Ted and Leslie Keyser

Liza and Jeff Layne

LS Screening

Laura and Jim McBride

Clifford and Barbara McTee

Becky Melton/Kathy Mauro

Merritt Law

Midtown Urology Associates,
Drs. Trotter & McClintock

Moody Bank

Kristen and John Nelson

Pinnergy, Kathy and Randy Taylor

Chrissy and Corey Ray

STG Design

Terri and Chris Von Dohlen

The Clevenger Douglas Group at
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Austin Title Company

Ann Bauer and Suzy Balagia

Mr. and Mrs. J. Vaughn Brock

Capstone Title|Chrissy & Brad Compere

Center for Child Protection

Corridor Title

David Terk Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Harrell Investment Partners

Anne and Charlie Henderson

Heritage Title Company

Erika and Bryan Herndon

Holtzman Partners

Horizon Bank

Aaron and Jessica Kizer

Kay and Tom McHorse

The McMullen Family

Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas Austin

Thresa Nasi & Brannon Smith

Lesley and John Pitts

Nancy and Mark Pollard

Sigma Information Group

Jennifer Smith, Realtor – The Smith Team at Keller Williams Realty

Wilson & Goldrick Realtors

Winstead PC

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