Thank you for making A Day to Shine a success! The seventh annual A Day to Shine was held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Westin Domain. This is the second year that A Day to Shine has benefited Expect Respect, a program of SafePlace.
At our Afternoon Dessert, our guest speaker was Texas Longhorn great, Doug English, who was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in February. During his ten-year career with the Detroit Lions, Doug was a four-time Pro Bowler and distinguished himself as the Most Valuable Defensive Player.
At the evening Gala, Kathryn and Beau Ross
were presented with the LifeStyle Award.
The LifeStyle Award exemplifies an individual or couple who demonstrates a commitment to inspiring healthy and positive relationships through strength of character, inspirational leadership, and service to others.
Because one in three adolescents in the U. S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, A Day to Shine was developed in 2008 as an event to increase awareness of and raise monies for the prevention of dating abuse. The annual A Day to Shine event is actually two events in one; the first is an afternoon dessert and fashion show targeted at the youth and athletes of middle and high schools of Texas.
Our goal in the afternoon is to increase their awareness of dating abuse and healthy relationships, so they can work to help stop abuse wherever and however they encounter it throughout their lives.
The evening event is a dinner, fashion show and gala to raise monies to continue the programs of Expect Respect, which reaches thousands of young people through counseling, school support groups, community outreach, and education for the significant adults in the lives of our youth.
Evening Celebrity Guest Models include:
Thank you for your interest in the 2014 A Day to Shine!
2014 Steering Committee
Expect Respect Champions
|Committee Chair: Julie Stevenson||Co-Chairs: Felicia Hester & Rachael Wyatt|
|Jill Amerie||Mary Ball|
|Tracy Anderson||George Casey|
|Mary Ball||Karen Casey|
|Holly Grandcolas||June Cook|
|Felicia Hester||Sherrie English|
|Patti Hinners||Wendy Fischer|
|Meredith Landry||Ellen Gold|
|Candace Lopez||Desiree Hernandez|
|Jennie Prideaux||Claudia Humphrey|
|Louise Redding||Kacy O’Hare|
|Barri Rosenbluth||Suzanne Platte|
|Ari Stuerzel||Nikki Salzillo|
|Sue Webber||Johanna Vernick|
|Barb Wheat||Margaret Walker|