An Evening with Baseball Legends on Wednesday, April 27, featured interviews with Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman and Craig Biggio, brought together 550 supporters for a dinner, reception and live auction. The event raised nearly $800,000 for Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center.

Fitting the night’s baseball theme, Texas Children’s Hospital patient Grant McTaggart started the evening by throwing the first pitch to Vice Chair of the Texas Children’s Board of Trustees, Park Shaper. Shaper also emceed the event. Known as the “Killer B’s,” Bagwell, Berkman and Biggio were presented with white coats, making the “Killer B’s” the “Dr. B’s” for the night. Randy McIlvoy, Sports Director and anchor at Houston’s KRPC news station, interviewed the baseball legends and conducted his 10pm broadcast from the hotel, highlighting the event and raising awareness of the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center.

Former Astros manager Phil Garner and wife Carol served as honorary chairs, and Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Advisory Board members Julie Bergen and Kathy Zay co-chaired the event.

Wells Fargo Regional Banking Director, Tom BeBesse, was the presenting sponsor.

An Evening with Baseball Legends Sponsors

Hall of Fame
Torian-Barineau-Longenbaugh Fund
Wells Fargo

Grand Slam
Emmanor Charitable Fund, on behalf of Emelia Grace Ho
Russell and Glenda Gordy
Mustang Cat
Sewell Automotive Companies

Home Run
JLL
John P. McGovern Foundation
Marek Family Foundation
Quality Mat Company
T.R. and Isla Reckling
Sybil F. Roos

Triple Play
Lauren and Adam Allen
Nancy Ames and Danny Ward
Steven Arnold
Sidney Faust
Humphrey/HCL Service
Light Charitable Trust
McCarthy Building Companies
Florence McGee
Irving L. Rotter
Sutton Ventures Group, LLC
Robert and Edith Zinn

Double Play
Bernstein Private Wealth Management
CannonDesign
Jenny Elkins
Fans of Dr. Blaney
Fisk Electric
Frost Bank
Highland Threads
Marjorie and Raleigh Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. Kim D. Keller
Clare and David McLeroy
Ami and Mit Mehta
Walter P. Moore
Norton Rose Fulbright
Perkins + Will
PhiloWilke Partnership
Sage Energy Holdings
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Serpe Andrews, PLLC
Judy Swanson and Randy Wright
Tellepsen
The Laurel's Army Foundation
W.S. Bellows Construction Corp.
Lori and Scott Wulfe
Kathy and Tom Zay

First Pitch
Scott Basinger
Will & Amanda Carriger
The Condit Boys
Gail Culberson
ZoAnn and Jeff Dreyer
Richard Gruen
John and Kathy Heinemann
Stevens and Carolyn Mafrige
Lance and Holly Mosby
Clay and Kelli Wilson
Eva and Matthew Wong
Peggy R. Roe
Natalie and Charles Roff
Mike Sacra
Cyvia Wolff
Willie J. Alexander

Previous Legends
2020 – Nick Saban
2018 – Shaquille O’Neal
2017 – Michael Phelps
2016 – Chancellor William H. McRaven
2015 – President George W. Bush
2013 – Paul Azinger, Butch Harmon, Mark O’Meara and Ken Venturi
2012 – Gloria Gaynor, Nile Rodgers and The Pointer Sisters
2011 – Robert Duvall
2010 – The Junction Boys of Texas A&M
2009 – Col. B. Aldrin, Capt. A. Bean, Capt. G. Cernan and Capt. J. Lovell
2008 – Denton A. Cooley, M.D.
2007 – Darrell K Royal
2006 – Roger Clemens
2005 – Lance Armstrong


Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers’ Advisory Board

Lauren and Adam Allan
Steven Arnold
Evans Attwell, Chairman
Lynn Baird
Hetty Ball
Shelley Barineau
Julie Bergen
Talbot Cooley
Flo Crady
Emily Crosswell
Melissa DeAyala
Laurie DeClaire
Michael Ellington
Sidney Faust
Tyson Faust
Brittany Franklin
Paul Gerson MD**
Meg Goodman**
Bruce Herzog**
Neda Ladjevardian

David Light MD
Butch Mach
Tatum Martens
Weldon Martin
Kirby McCool
Flo McGee**
Judi McGee
Mit Mehta
Dan Montgomery
Trish Morille
Larry Neuhaus
Rossitsa Nicolova
Darrell Pesek
Leo Reichle
Irv Rotter
Scott Thompson
Ned Torian
Cyvia Wolff
Matthew Wong
Kathy Zay

**Emeritus members

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