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Ready for Some Bingo Darlin' Event
Another Record-Breaking Bingo Year!

The 20th annual PlayBingo Ladies Luncheon presented by Alpha School was an outstanding success, uniting over 1,300 influential Austin women and supporters at the Hilton Austin. This sold-out event raised over $1.2 million to support child protection in Travis County.

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2023 in Review

The luncheon featured thrilling bingo games, a silent auction with more than 140 packages, and guests dressed in their finest Western attire. Eight lucky bingo winners claimed fantastic prizes donated by local businesses like Diamonds Direct, The Domain, diptyque, and Neiman Marcus.

Hosted by the Friends of Christopher Guild, a pillar of support for abused children in Travis County, this year marked their 25th anniversary. We are so grateful for their dedication to not only this event, but also the children of Austin. The event also marked Jim Spencer’s last year as an emcee as he passed the Bingo torch to David Yeomans. We are also thankful for the valuable contributions of Melissa Lowe who is also a member of The Center’s Guardian Angel Society.

This gathering reaffirms Austin’s resolute commitment to ending child abuse, showcasing style, enthusiasm, and unwavering support from sponsors, Friends of Christopher Guild, volunteers, and emcees. Thank you all for making this event an outstanding success!

About

Watch this video to learn more about the Center for Child Protection

Through fundraisers like PlayBingo Ladies Luncheon, the Center is able to educate more community members about the prevalence of child abuse and provide even more services to Travis County’s most vulnerable children. Every ticket purchased truly makes a difference in the lives of children served at the Center and takes our community one step closer to ending the cycle of abuse.

PRIMA PLATINUM

Abby Argo & Friends
Jessica Balladares Bennett, Leslie Bollier & Jennifer Stevens
Bingo Brunch
Denise & Jerry Conway Foundation
Edwards + Mulhausen Interior Design
Friends of Mandy Alsop
Friends of Sabrina Campbell
Friends of Kelly & Kenyon
Haddon + Cowan Architects
Heather Hudson Austin Residential Group
Karrie League
Lexus of Lakeway & Lexus of Austin
Vicki Roberts & Friends
Rebecca Rooney
Tama Williamson & Friends

BON VIVANT

Amy Beard & Friends
Shannon Bennett
Blingy Buckaroo Belles
Bonanza Babes
Paula Boon
Susan R. Faykus | Faykus Financial, LLC
Giddy Up Gals
Lake Pointe Dental Associates
Lanehart Electric
Melissa Lowe & Texas National Title
The Maxwell Family
Melody McCaig & Jill Hughes
Rebecca McDonald & Virginia Barbosa
Emily Moreland, Paula Roever & Jo Carol Snowden
MacKenzie Price
Sonia Swenson
Pretty Little Liars
Julie White & Laurie Logue
Tracy Wolfe – Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe & Company

GRANDIOSO GOLD

Allen Family riends
Kelly Bailey
Benchmark Bank
Bere Craig & Friends
Natasha Bowen
Laura Coker
The Copeland Family
Denim & Diamonds Dolls
Dignity Memorial
Frost Insurance
Susan Hackney & Leslie Dawson
JK Baxter Hunt & Tobie Funte
Laci Jones
Ann Kasper & Tracey Nelson
Janice Kolbe
Judge Catherine Mauzy & Judge Leigh Mathews Rodriguez
Cristi Petty
Shonnery Pettit
Cristi Petty
Charlotte Sanders & Cristin Culver
Seely Real Estate’s Butterfly Belle’s
Tara Shaikh
Marci Sneen & Friends
Vicki Tatelman & Friends
Heather Valdez & Kerianne Oliver
Snow White
Jessica Ziehr, Meredith Budwin & Haylie Duff

SPLENDORE SILVER

American Bank of Commerce
Brittney Barnette & Friends
Kat Brooks & Melissa Webb
Sophia Darwich
Heather Davis
Denim & Diamonds
Frost Bank
Kalush Krew
KDS de Stijl Interiors
Kathy Loden
Medtronic Mommas
Netspend
New Boot Goofin’
Jeanne Parker & Tamra Harris
Jeanne Parker
Ruth E. Powers
Annette Ramey & Carolyn Schilthuis
DeeDee Schmeisser
Denise Smith
Lauren Smith
Casey Swenson

BELLISMA BRONZE

Belles of Bingo
Boots & Bingo
Chardonella’s Chicas
Courtney DeBower & Friends
Jane Donovan
The Domecq Family Foundation
Jane Donovan
Dynamic Motors
Falconhead West Ladies
Friends of Christopher Guild<
Friends of Donna, Jenny & Lesa
Friends of Janie Van Hoozer<
Judge Bianca Garcia, County Court at Law #3
Dani Havins & Friends
High Maintenance Book Club
Hilton Austin
KB Home
Susan Kelly & Friends
The Ladies of Circle C
Ladies of 8212
The Law Office of Barbara Rowan
Law Office of Lisa Richardson & Heinrich Christian, PLLC
Alise Moncure & Monika Ostrowski
MR. TILE WORX
Northern Trust
Tate Family & Friends
Texas Auto Center, LLC
The Collection Plate
Trauma Informed Babes
The Wild Westlund Cowgirls
Melinda Young & Friends

BICYCLE SPONSORSHIP

Tina Holmes

BEAUTY & BLOOMS SPONSORSHIP

ABC Home & Commercial Services
AVYA Skincare
Bartlett’s
Eliza Page
TOC Medical Spa
Amanda Van Hoozer, Mary Kay

BINGO PRIZE SPONSORS

Diamonds Direct
diptyque
Eliza Page
Koncept Garage
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Neiman Marcus
Paula Roever & Fred Eppright
The Domain

BRACELET SPONSORSHIP

H-E-B

BUBBLES & BLING SPONSORS

Kendra Scott
The Wash Shop
Nothing Bundt Cakes

CHILDREN’S CHAIR SPONSORS

Elyse Barmettler
Terri Carpenter
Marley Elder
Marissa Kashani
Julissa Mora
Anshu Panicker
Lauren Perkins
Deidre Vedder

DESSERT SPONSOR

Jo Carol Snowden, Moreland Properties

EVENT DAY GAME SPONSOR

Diamonds Direct
Lexus of Lakeway & Lexus of Austin

FRIENDS OF PLAYBINGO SPONSOR

Raelynn Barnhill
Carina Luther
Twin Liquors

LIFE’S A BOX OF CHOCOLATES

KB Home

MARKETING SPONSOR

i3 Event Marketing

MEDIA SPONSOR

Austin Woman
Curated Texan

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR

Buzz Boutique

PRINT SPONSOR

Dell Children’s Foundation

RAFFLE SPONSOR

Saving Face Austin

RECEPTION SPONSOR

Edible Austin

SET-UP SPONSOR

M&M Moving

SIGN SPONSOR

Executive Signs

TABLE PRIZE SPONSOR

Northern Trust

TEDDY BEAR SPONSORS

Cen-Tex Detail Supply
Ann Kasper
Debbie Kobelan

TOTE BAG SPONSOR

Sewell