Faculty, staff, students from Thompson Intermediate and Dobie High pose with other well-wishers at the "Giving Gail Hope" benefit on Sept. 18.
"Giving Gail Hope," a benefit to raise funds for former South Belt area teacher Gail Boyes, attacted hundreds of friends, colleagues, students and other good souls on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Walter Hall Park in League City.
The benefit committee later presented Gail and her husband Bob, a coach at Thompson, with a check for $47,600 to help offset the expenses of her fight against breat cancer.
"Gail has touched thousands of children in our community," Thompson science teacher Carol Waters said, "so we want to be able to give back to her and her family."
The event included a golf cart raffle, a silent auction, BBQ plates, a volleyball tournament and guest appearances from the Star Wars 501st, the Houston Area Pirates and the Houston Area Ghostbusters volunteer organizations.
Attendees included Thompson staff, Thompson students and parents, Dobie students and parents, other PISD staff and police officers.
Dobie students Damien Molina, John Rico, Deondre Jackson and Tia Joseph pose with Houston Area Pirates: Chris Smith (Captain Jack Sparrow, left), Natalie Abel (front right), and Joshua Kuhlman (far right).
Participants (front) Sue Evans, Cathy Broussard, Carol Waters, Janie DelosSantos and Jimmy DelosSantos; (back) Glen Russell, Amy Whalen, Ca'lisha Woods, Jennifer Guerrero, Holly Bailey, Kevin Badgett and Melissa Badgett; and (rear) George Martin.
(Left) Bob and Gail Boyes (front) with daughter Lauren (left), and (back left) Tina Sutton (Gail's sister) and Adam Boyes; (right) Chris Smith (as Jack Sparrow) and Thompson Coach Bob Boyes.
501st Stormtrooper Spencer Coplin, 501st Imperial Officer Michelle Fitzgerald, Stan Whalen with son Sam and daughter Sarah, and costumer Michael Davignon; (right)
Pasadena ISD police officers Bill McMahan and David Garza with 501st members Stormtrooper Clint Beasley, Scout Trooper Jason Melton and Tie Fighter Katherine Melton.