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Derek Harper to host City House Gala

Posted 10:48pm on Thursday, Sep. 05, 2013

The City House Silver Anniversary Gala presented by Albertsons will take place on Sept. 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco. Dallas Mavericks legendary point guard and current TV analyst Derek Harper is the honorary chair for the gala that benefits City House, a Plano-based nonprofit which provides shelter and transitional living services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness.

Ben Rogers and Jeff 'Skin' Wade of the Ben & Skin Show -- heard afternoons on 105.3 The Fan -- are emcees for the event and former NBA head coach Del Harris and his wife Ann are development chairs for the event. Local celebrities confirmed to attend include former Dallas Cowboys Thomas Everett, Everson Walls and Billy Jo Dupree, former Mavs forward and current Texas Legends head coach Eduardo Najera, FOX 4 Sports' Mike Doocy, FOX Good Day's Tim Ryan and Evan Andrews, 105.3 The Fan’s Mark Elfenbein, Mavs President Donnie Nelson and Dallas Stars center Vernon Fiddler.

“City House’s efforts to help at-risk kids over the last 25 years have been exemplary and have had a huge impact on our community,” Harper said. “Last year there were nearly 67,000 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in our state, and nearly 17,000 were right here in North Texas. City House exists to provide food, shelter, counseling, transitional living skills and most of all, hope. I’m proud to be associated with City House. We hope that many people will come out and enjoy a great evening for a good cause at the gala on Sept. 7."

The gala will include a silent and live auction, a specially-prepared dinner by the Embassy Suites Chief Chef, dancing and live music by Emerald City. The gala takes place from 6-11:30 p.m. VIP sponsorship tables seated with a local celebrity are available, as well as regular tables or individual seat tickets online by visiting here.

For additional information contact Lora Farris at lfarris@cityhouse.org or 972-424-4626.

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