Bandana Ball

Austinites lasso big money for beloved charity at Western-themed gala

Austinites lasso big money for beloved charity at Western-themed gala

Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Aisha Jasek Wes Jasek
Aisha and Wes Jasek. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Carolyn Schwarz Denny Meyer Joanne Meyer Missy Strittmatter
Carolyn Schwarz, Denny Meyer, Joanne Meyer, and Missy Strittmatter. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas cigar lounge
Ladies and gentlemen indulged a smoke in the cigar lounge. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Dawalt family
The Dawalt family. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas University of Texas cheerleaders longhorn
University of Texas cheerleaders pose with a longhorn. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Wild Onion Ranch Alyssa Martin Garret Martin Carolyn Schwarz
Co-chairs Alyssa and Garret Martin with Carolyn Schwarz, the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Robert Whyte Lisa Perry
Robert Whyte and Lisa Perry. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Brooke Watts Sally Rodgers
Brooke Watts and Sally Rodgers. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas crowd Wild Onion Ranch
Revelers enjoyed sundown out in the Hill Country. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Spazmatics band
The Spazmatics wrap up the end of the night. Photo by John Cabuena
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Aisha Jasek Wes Jasek
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Carolyn Schwarz Denny Meyer Joanne Meyer Missy Strittmatter
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas cigar lounge
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Dawalt family
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas University of Texas cheerleaders longhorn
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Wild Onion Ranch Alyssa Martin Garret Martin Carolyn Schwarz
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Robert Whyte Lisa Perry
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Brooke Watts Sally Rodgers
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas crowd Wild Onion Ranch
Bandana Ball April 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Spazmatics band

What: 27th Annual Bandana Ball

Where: Wild Onion Ranch

The details: On Saturday, April 2, Austinites raised a record $600,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas at the annual Bandana Ball. Guests, decked out in their Texas finest, enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring a cigar lounge, a boot-shining station, and a photo booth complete with Texas longhorns and University of Texas cheerleaders. A delicious dinner transitioned into a high-stakes live auction, followed by performances from Charlie Murphy Band and the Spazmatics.

"We are so grateful to our guests [that] support our families who have children healing in the hospital," said Carolyn Schwarz, CEO of RMHC CTX, in a release. "Their generosity will help us keep our families close to their children during a difficult time. And long after the event is over, the impact of their kindness will continue to reach our families throughout the year."

Who: Carolyn Schwarz, Alyssa Martin, Garret Martin, Courtney Sears, Tala Matchett, Benjamin Morton, George Ellman, Aisha Jasek, Wes Jasek, Denny Meyer, Joanne Meyer, Missy Strittmatter, Robert Whyte, Lisa Perry, Brooke Watts, Sally Rodgers, and the Dawalt family.