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Cowboy Up 2017 Success

OCTOBER 24, 2017

Cowboy Up 2017, presented by Fred & Mabel Parks Foundation and benefiting Parks Youth Ranch, was held the evening of Saturday, October 6, 2017 at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena in Richmond, TX. This charity event featured live music, a BBQ dinner, a dessert bar, and live and silent auctions. Along with Honorary Chairs Patt & Richard “Dick” Hogan, approximately 500 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 6 years since opening, the shelter has provided over 35,000 nights of shelter and has served over 750 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 Pat Somers for her faith, dedication and true belief in Parks Youth Ranch.  Pat never stops saying “YES” to the variety of needs and wishes from PYR and is a BEACON OF LIGHT for the children we serve.  

Parks Youth Ranch is truly blessed to have Pat Somers 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.

The PYR Board of Directors would like to extend their thanks to the generous attendees and hard-working volunteers, who helped make Cowboy up 2017 a success! Please visit our Facebook page, @ParksYouthRanch, to view pictures from Cowboy Up 2017.

Parks Youth Ranch and the Cowboy Up 2017 Committee thanks this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor - Fred & Mabel Parks Foundation

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

Rancher Sponsors - Shannon & Mike Bloesch, Carole & Bob Brown, Yolanda & Von Celestine, Gwen & Kolbe Curtice, Carmie & Kevin Hogan, Hogan Chiropractic, Icon Bank – Sugar Land, Keller Williams – Southwest, Twana & Mike McGrath, Nectron International, Kyle & Michael Nelson, Next Level Urgent Care, Next Wave Energy Partners, Kathy & Bill Rohrbach, Kavita & Sean Self, and Pat & Brad Somers