LOCAL Houston | The City Guide March 2017 - Page 74

SCENE EVENT: DIAMOND DREAMS GALA WHERE: MINUTE MAID PARK Astros legends Terry Puhl, Nolan Ryan and Craig Biggio Astros players, executives and legends gathered at Minute Maid Park to celebrate the second annual Diamond Dreams Gala featuring legendary performer Diana Ross, hosted by The Astros Foundation as well as New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need. The gala celebrated the grand finale of the Astros 2017 Caravan, an annual community outreach tour traveling throughout Houston and Central and South Texas. Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane and Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter attended the event as well as Astros players Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Chris Devenski, Mike Fiers, Yuli Gurriel, James Hoyt and Astros legends Terry Puhl, Nolan Ryan and Craig Biggio. The charitable event benefited The Astros Foundation as well as New Hope Housing. Marwin and Noel Gonzalez, Nina and Jose Altuve Photography by Gary Maltz and Alex Bierens de Hann Astros players Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick EVENT: 2017 MOTIVATED MOM “SUPER MOM“ SUPER BOWL LI CELEBRITY LUNCHEON WHERE: HESS CLUB Moms, entrepreneurs and media professionals enjoyed a full afternoon of empowered networking at The Motivated Mom Tour “Super Mom” Super Bowl LI Luncheon Edition held at the Hess Club. The tour is designed to equip and empower moms to be “great women and extraordinary moms” by touching on topics like personal sacrifice, entrepreneurial choices and challenging financial management decisions made by many celebrity moms to ensure their families follow their passions, goals and dreams. The event was moderated by Michelle Thornton, author, speaker and mom to Jordan and Taylor Thornton. Senior Vice President from BET Centric, she held a stellar celebrity panel of moms including Jonetta Patton, CEO of JPat Management and J’s Kitchen, mom to Usher Raymond; Rose Rock, former educator, author and mom to Chris and Sibs Rock; Crystal Wilson, singer, manager and mom to R&B singer Shanice; and others. The 2017 Motivated Mom Tour will continue its exciting journey with an eightcity tour commencing soon. Photography by Tyrus Carothers 74 LOCAL | march 17