Athletes and Celebrities Gather for Bulls and Blackjack Charity Event

Wade and Rita Smith, Adrian Grenier, Julie and Ron Finck, Maria Ho, and Whitney Mercilus on the red carpet at the Bulls and Blackjack charity event.

Wade and Rita Smith, Adrian Grenier, Julie and Ron Finck, Maria Ho, and Whitney Mercilus on the red carpet at the Bulls and Blackjack charity event.

On February 2nd, athletes and celebrities helped raise more than $170,000 for local charities at the Bulls & Blackjack event hosted by Elevate Management Group at the lovely home of Staci Henderson and Dr. Quang. Proceeds from the evening benefited three local foundations working to improve the lives of children in our city, including the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy FoundationWithMerci Foundation and The Wade Smith Foundation.

Along with Vegas-style entertainment and cocktails by Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Peska Seafood Culture Chef Omar Pereney and Grazia Italian Kitchen Chef Steve Haug brought the best of both land and sea with heavily passed hor d'oeuvres. The tournament was produced by Houston’s premium poker and casino vender, iHostPoker. 

Guests included Neil and Maria Bush, Ray Lewis, Adrian Peterson, Whitney Mercilus, Stephanie Henderson and Dr. Quang, Adrian Grenier, Wade Smith, Maria Ho, Owen Daniels, Arian Foster, Quentin Demps, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Kevin Walter, Travis Johnson, Roger Clemens, Jacoby Jones, Vonta Leach, Jonathan Vilma, Duane Brown, David Diehl, and Chester Pitts.

Check out event photos on our Facebook page.