Preparations are Underway for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Off to the Races Gala

Gearing up for the Off To The Races Gala set for Saturday, May 5 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square are (L to R): Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford, Board Member and Photo Booth Sponsor Naushad Kermally, and Development Officer Dana Mersiovsky. For more information on the event or to purchase your seats contact Lisa Moore at or 281-344-5110 or go to

Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Gala Committee is hard at work securing auction items and making preparations for the dinner and auction which benefits the agency’s programs for children whose lives have been torn apart by abuse and neglect. The event will take place at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6 pm. Michele Fisher of Michele Fisher Voice Overs is the emcee. Johnny Bravo is the auctioneer. The attire is semi-formal with black tie and derby finery optional.

“This year’s ‘Off To The Races’ Gala will surround our guests with all the excitement of the Kentucky Derby complete with live authentic Kentucky bluegrass music, mint juleps, amazing auction items, including a trip to Churchill Downs for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, a top notch wine pull, Kendra Scott jewelry pull, a 1/100 chance raffle, dancing and so much more,” said Child Advocates of Fort Bend Development Officer Lisa Moore. “If you are missing from our plans it’s not too late!”

Live auction items include trips to Cabo San Lucas and Ireland, Diamond Astros Seats behind home plate for four and a “Fill Your Wine Cellar” with 50 bottles of fine wine and a wine tasting for 10-16 of your friends.

Seats for this fabulous, fun event are still available. Can’t make the Gala? All is not lost. You can bid online for silent auction items beginning on April 23. For information, to purchase seats or participate in the online auction, go to or contact Lisa Moore at or 281-344-5108.

About Child Advocates of Fort Bend:

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to ending child abuse by providing a voice, healing the hurt, and breaking the cycle of child abuse in Fort Bend County. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASATM), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates of Fort Bend improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 14,500 children since opening its doors in 1991. Volunteers are needed to help in the agency’s Children’s Advocacy Center and in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. For information on volunteering, contact Volunteer Recruiter Lauren Jordin at 281-344-5259 or