- October 21, 2012
- Event Date:
- October 20, 2012
What: An evening of fun in support of our men and women in blue.
Where: Landry's Flight Hangar - Hobby Airport
When: October 20, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Ticket Prices: Individuals from $500; tables from $3,000
Beneficiary: The Houston Police Foundation
Master of Ceremonies: Dave Ward
Gala Chairperson(s): Paige and Tilman Fertitta, Laura Ward
Honorary Chairperson(s): Sheridan and John Eddie Williams
Executive Director: Charlene Floyd
Catering: The Events Company and Landry's, Inc.
Music: David Caceres Jazz Band
Sponsors: Chief Circle - Leslie Alexander and the Houston Rockets; BMC Software - Laura and Bob Beauchamp; Bud Light/silver Eagle Distributors - Bobbie and John Nau; Chevron; Halliburton; Charles P. Johnson, Jr. Law Firm - Charles Johnson; Landry's, Inc. - Paige and Tilman Fettitta; Linn Energy - Carol and Michael Linn; New Regional Planning - Blake Tartt, III, The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation- Sue and Lester Smith
Attire: Blue Jeans
Event Coordinator: Charlene Floyd
Board of Directors: Tilman J. Fertitta; William B. Nelson; Morrie K. Abramson; Leslie Alexander; Robert E. Beauchamp; Emily Attwell Crosswell; Randall L. Curry; Charlene Floyd; Rey Gonzales; Charles R. Johnson; Robert B. Kneppler, Jr.; David Lesar; Michael C. Linn; Drayton McLane, Jr.; Robert C. McNair; Edna Meyer-Nelson; John L. Nau, III; Don A. Sanders; Lester Smith; Paul Somerville; Blake Tartt, III; Dave H. Ward; Danci Perugini Ware; John Eddie Williams
The Houston Police Foundation 5th Annual True Blue Gala Takes Off! was a wonderful evening of fun in support of our men and women in blue. This year's Gals showcased many interactive demonstrations where guests could experience the training,techniques and equipment that Houston Police Officers utilizein protecting our great city of Houston. This was a special evening of entertainment and demonstrations by the Houston Police Department that included:
- SWAT Rappelling
- Taser Non-Lethal Weapon
- Defensive Tactics - Redman Suit
- Shoot / Don't Shoot
Landry's Flight Hangar at Hobby Airport provided the perfect setting for this outstanding dinner, gala and auction, attended by the "Who's Who" in Houston. Throughout the night, guests were treated to the sights and sounds of how only a True Blue Gala Takes Off and shares its vision of a safe city that is good for people, good for business, and good for life.
About the Houston Police Foundation
The Houston Police Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed by local business leaders to support projects of the Houston Police Department. Donations made by individuals and companies fund special programs, officer safety, training, equipment, and new technology -- none of which would be feasible under the City budget. Approximately 96% of HPD's annual budget goes to pay officers and other department personnel.
The role of the Foundation is not to displace funding for basic law enforcement, or to reduce in any way the responsibility of the City of Houston to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens. However, as modern law enforcement tasks continue to become more complex, the Houston Police Department, similar to police departments across the country, has increasing needs to stay current in training, technology and equipment, and communication and partnership efforts with the community.
The Houston Police Foundation serves a vital role - connecting private investment dollars with effective public safety solutions. The Foundation is engaged in an effort to leverage private resources to fund high priority law enforcement needs. For more information, visit www.houstonpolicefoundation.org.