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Austin gala-goers honor legendary UT football coach during lively downtown affair

Austin gala-goers honor legendary UT coach during downtown affair

DKR Gala 2019
Shannon Nini and Mark Nini. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
Riley Walker and Brooke Walker. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
Renee Ellis puts in a bid during the silent auction. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
Parker Coody, Nick Mears, and Drew Hussey. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
Linda McCaul and Madison Powell. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
Laura Bowman Kelsey Hughes, Lauren Springer, and Paul Eckdale. Courtesy photo
The Doobie Brother DKR Gala
The Doobie Brothers played to a packed house. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
The always entertaning auction brought in big numbers. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
Debbie Brink and Bill Brink. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
Anne Twomey, Gene Beck, Janice Kolbe, and Patty Cooke. Courtesy photo
DKR Gala 2019
DKR Gala 2019
DKR Gala 2019
DKR Gala 2019
DKR Gala 2019
DKR Gala 2019
The Doobie Brother DKR Gala
DKR Gala 2019
DKR Gala 2019
DKR Gala 2019

What: DKR Fund 4th & Goal Gala 2019

Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater

The lowdown: On November 8, guests donned their cowboy best and boot-scooted on down to the Moody Theater for the third annual DKR Fund 4th & Goal Gala 2019.

Austin does love to party for a purpose, and the Friday evening festivities were no different. Local luminaries and Texas philanthropists gathered for a "Texas casual" cocktail hour and silent auction to begin the night before sitting down to dinner and a delightfully raucous live auction with the cowboys from HH Auctioneers. Another highlight of the gala came during a performance by The Doobie Brothers, the evening's very special guests.

Funds raised during the gala went to University of Texas at Austin's Dell Medical School; the UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute; and the The Edith T. Royal Caregiver Endowment for Family Support and Education, a nonprofit that "promotes life skills training, support groups, and education to the public, caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer's disease." The organization was started by Edith Royal, wife of famed UT football coach Darrel K Royal, who died of Alzheimer's in 2012.

Who: Anne Twomey, Gene Beck, Janice Kolbe, Shannon Nini, Mark NiniAlec Skillern, Megan Skillern, Anna Truchard, DeAnna Bryne, Rick Boyd, Agnes Hudley, Ashlyn Hanna, Ryan Hanna, and Michael Truchard.