The 5th Annual All-Star Gala, A Walk Through Wine Country benefiting the Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) was held at the stunning Starpower showroom in North Dallas.  Over 200 guests enjoyed chef stations featuring Mexican Bar Company, Macklin’s Catering Co., Magdalena’s, Momma Nonni Cooks, Rush Patisserie, The Capital Grille Plano, and Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar.  Guests each received tasting glasses that were personalized & hand engraved by Ken Brown Engraving to enjoy fabulous wine selections from Boisset Collection, Buon Vino, Hailstone Vineyards, and Scout & Cellar.  An exciting live auction took place featuring items such as once in a lifetime Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Shark Tank experiences.  The event was sponsored by BWA, First Choice Loan Services Inc., Cindy & Pat Fox, Good Life Family Magazine, Pam & Vic Murray, Starpower, and Lynda & Mark Thompson.

Over $130,000 was raised to support THF which was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year-old high school athlete from Plano who took his own life on July 15, 2003 after using anabolic steroids. To date, the THF has reached over 2 million people directly with the potentially lifesaving message of the truths about Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.   taylorhooton.org

Photo Credit: Photography by Nikki Glasgow

THF Founders, Don and Gwen Hooton with 2019 All-Star Gala Host Chairs and Sponsors, Sheryl and David Pidgeon


THF President, Donald and Chelsey Hooton


Gala Sponsors, THF Board Chairman, and 2015 All-Star Gala Host Chairs, Cindy and Pat Fox


THF Founder Don Hooton with 2019 THF Legacy Award Recipient Tom Galvin, Digital Citizens Alliance,holding trophy generously  provided by Tiffany & Co. Galleria Dallas.  The Taylor Hooton Foundation Legacy Award is presented each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the fight against appearance and performance enhancing substance use.


Gala Sponsors and Gala Committee Chairs, Pam and Vic Murray


Gala Sponsors, THF Board Member, and 2018 All-Star Gala Host Chairs, Mark and Lynda Thompson with Roy and Barbara Farrelly, and Damaris and Don Knobler


Gala Sponsors, Michelle and Jeff Hall, BWA


Maryam and Jeremy Brown


Gala Sponsors, THF Board Member, and 2016 All-Star Gala Host Chairs, James and Apryl Iley


Gala Committee Chair, Jay and Sandi Sudderth