Stampede Under The Stars

Oh! What a NIGHT! Thanks in large part to our fearless event chairs: Natalie & Steve Mohtashami, Brady & Dan Peters, and Leah & Ryan Rabe, BEAR reached a NEW fundraising record in 2020, with over $315,000 raised!

 At the famous Armadillo Palace off Kirby Dr. in West University, over 475 guests joined us – rain or shine – to FUNdraise for BEAR! Armadillo races, live and silent auctions, cigar rolling, wine and whiskey, live music, and MORE…it was truly evening for BEAR’s record books! To see photos from this memorable evening, click here. Keep reading to learn more about the amazing individuals and companies that made our second annual event so successful. If you have any questions about the next event, kindly email us at Thank you for your generous support!

Thank you to our incredible 2020 Host Committee!

Tim and Heather Bonstaff
Mike and Kelli Bridges
Richard and Alexandra Bruskoff
Tim Carroll
John and Betsy Clarke
Alex and Brendan Donahue
John and Katie Dwan
TJ and Margaret Farnsworth
Patrick Gorgue and Natasha Parvizian
Sami and Justin Grefé
Joe Guignon and Pat Dolan
Erin and Matt Hader
Jordan and Kandi Handel
Darren and Loretta Horowitz
Brittany Hutchinson
Blair and Jennifer Jeffery
Katherine and Matthew Kardesch
Reagan and Jacqui Kneese
Martie and Jeff Krol
Chris and Benita Land
Kelly Laudadio and Jorge Valencia
Kevin Lee and Brooke Short
Brian and Jessica Leeke
Ben and Ashley Lemming
Ben and Meredith Marshall
Dan and Mary McCulloch
Charlie and Lisa Meacham
Mike and Betsy Mercer
Earl and Thea Pheasey
Charles and Joann Philpott
Corey and Stephanie Prologo
Dean and Christi Quinn
Dylan and Jordan Seff
Frank and Jill Stagg
Jeff and Barbara Steen
Jeff and Sara Stein
Jennifer and Trevor Tully
Megan Vondra
Vuk and Ofi Vujasinovic

The Whalley Foundation

Claire Baker, Pat Dolan & Joe Guignon, and Lari Paradee

The Hildebrand Fund

Steve & Natalie Mohtashami and Ryan & Leah Rabe

Mr. and Mrs. Donahue

Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation

Todd and Kari Greenwalt

Mark and Melissa Hobbs

Jesse and Libbie Libby

Mary Lynn and Dave Mannon

Dean and Christi Quinn

Steve and Joyce Sandweiss

Jillian & Yuri Waldo and Jess & Brian Leeke

A Fare Extraordinaire

Angela Fabbri – Contemporary Artist

Ben & Meredith Marshall

Berg Hospitality Group

Big Ass Balloons

Bob Reifsnyder

Braeburn Country Club

Carla Valencia

Charlinie Ragoonanan

The Clarke Family

Deepi Sidhu -Texans Insider/Lead Writer, Integrated Media Manager

Emily Nelson – Nutritional Therapist & Restorative Wellness Solutions Practitioner

Four Seasons Hotel, Houston


Hamid Parvizian

Hannah and Cal McNair

Heather Bonstaff

Dr. Henry Mentz, MD

Hopi Teepees

The Houston Astros Foundation

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

The Houston Texans Foundation

Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa


Iva and Curtis Knobbe

Jason ‘J-DUB’ Williams

Jawda and Jawda Home

Kelly Laudadio

Kelly Simon Properties

Kelly Thoreen – Spray HOU

Lagree HTX

Lari Paradee

Leo Johnson – Performance Trainer

LMN Hospitality

Lone Star Defense and Arms

The Melting Pot

Metcalf Fine Art

Micah The Artist

Mister Car Wash

Nacol & Co

Nick and Kathleen Martin – Houston Texans

Oil Brokerage

Republic Boot Co.

Russo Life Fitness

Saint Bernard

Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Joyce Sandweiss

Shadow Hawk Golf Club -Director of Instruction

Shannon LeConey

Sugar Creek Country Club

Retired SEAL Team 5 Commander, Tom Deitz

Woody’s Furs

Mr. and Mrs. Yuri and Jillian Waldo

Zadok Jewelers

Ben and Meredith Marshall

The Nguyen Family

Mike and Betsy Mercer

Sheila Aron – The Thread Alliance

Tom and Ann Bastian

Katherine and Chris Gillman

Kardesch & Association Wealth Management

Curtis and Iva Knobbe

Dan and Brady Peters

Barbara and Jeff Steen

Thomas Thompson

More are still available!

This $1,000 sponsorship includes: 2 tickets to the event and your name/company logo on the side of the racing ring during the event!