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7th Annual Cowboy Up October 6

OCTOBER 23, 2018

Cowboy Up 2018, presented by Fred & Mabel Parks Foundation and benefiting Parks Youth Ranch, was held the evening of Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena in Richmond, TX. This charity event featured live music by Nigel Edison Band, a BBQ dinner, jewelry pull by Kendra Scott, a dessert bar donated by Chick-fil-A Sugar Land and MOD Pizza, and live and silent auctions. Along with Honorary Chairs Diana & John Null, over 400 local leaders, business owners and community supporters attended the shindig. 

Parks Youth Ranch opened its doors in 2011 to provide emergency shelter, counseling and life changing services to abused, at-risk and homeless youth ages 7-17. In the 7 years since opening, the shelter has provided 40,000 nights of shelter and has served 1,000 children.

Each year at Cowboy Up, the Carl Favre “True Believer Award” is given to a valued volunteer or community supporter who helps make our mission and vision a reality, in recognition of their devotion to our cause. This year, we honored Dee Koch for her true belief in Parks Youth Ranch. 

Parks Youth Ranch is truly blessed to have Dee Koch as one of our True Believers!  Previous recipients have included Anthony Hurst-2012, Dick Hogan-2013, Mary Favre-2014, St Laurence Social Concerns Ministry-2015, Fred & Mabel Parks Foundation-2016, Pat Somers-2017

The PYR Board of Directors would like to extend their thanks to the generous attendees and hard-working volunteers, who helped make Cowboy up 2018 a success! Please visit our Facebook page, @ParksYouthRanch, to view pictures from Cowboy Up 2018.

Parks Youth Ranch and the Cowboy Up 2018 Committee thank this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor - Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation

Deputy Sponsors - Susie & Vernon Beyer, C & M Favre Foundation, Patt & Dick Hogan, Nationwide - Jim Murray Insurance, Robert & Geraldine Simmer Foundation and Veritex Community Bank 

Rancher Sponsors – Asset Plus Companies, Gwen & Kolbe Curtice, Gray Reed McGraw - Trusts & Estates, Hogan Chiropractic, Icon Bank – Sugar Land, Nectron International, Next Level Urgent Care, Kathy & Bill Rohrbach, Pat & Brad Somers and The Guild