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Below are all the details you need to know to ensure you are ready to join us for one of the year's most heart-warming and engaging galas. Guests love how casual the attire and approach are to our gala. So, join us, kick up your boots, grab some friends and family and join us for the 16th annual Denim and Diamonds gala. 

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Vital Details

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What's the Date?

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Where's The Fun?

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 7738

When to Arrive?

5:00 pm

This is one gala where you won't want to miss the pre-event activities. The Silent Auction, Wine Pull, General Store, Doodle Art, Live Auction Preview, and OPEN BAR run until 7:00 pm. 

Client, Rado, with Therapeutic Riding pony, Finn.

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Gala Itinerary

5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM





7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

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Doors Open / Check-In
Cocktails (OPEN BAR)
Doodle Art
Silent Auction
Wine Pull
General Store
Photo Wall
Dinner & Program
Live Auction
Pony-Up
Outlaw Saloon Afterparty

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Parking Options

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Get a Room!

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Call The Woodlands Waterway Marriott to book
your discounted room today! 
281-367-9797

With the addition of our new "Outlaw Saloon Afterparty," why not book a room? Then you can stay for the afterparty and still get a good night's sleep.

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The Marriott reserves a block of 10 (ten) rooms for guests to book at a discounted rate of just $189. These discounted room rates expire on August 13th at 5:00 PM (firm). To receive the discounted rate, use the link attached (by clicking the cactus to the left) when booking your room. 
 

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What to Wear?

This gala is both casual and comfortable. Leave your gowns, ties, and tuxedos on the hanger at home and slip into a comfy pair of blue jeans or a casual dress with your favorite cowboy boots and you'll fit right in.

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Silent Auction

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The Silent Auction contains sports memorabilia, jewelry, hand-made one-of-a-kind artisan items, event tickets, and more. Once registered for the gala, you can preview all the items in our Silent Auction a few days ahead of the gala. You can even set your bidding through the app to be managed for you. 

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Come with your cell phones charged!
Our gala's Silent Auction bidding is managed by you, via a link to your phone where you can brouse and bid hundreds of items.

Silent Auction Underwriter:

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Doodle Art

Wine Pull

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Client Artwork: Elise

Doodle Art is an extraordinary collaboration between our clients "doodles" and talented local artists. In partnership with The Woodlands Art League, since 2019, each client doodle is turned into mini, one-of-a-kind work of art you'll find these priceless works of art in the Silent Auction.

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The Wine Pull is a sell-out year after year. So, make sure you make your pull early in the evening. Over 250 bottles of donated wine, valued between $25 and $150, are available. 

At just $25 a draw, your numbered cork could land you an elegant white or red wine varietal.

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Wine Pull Underwriter:

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Nina and Eric Allum

Doodle Art Underwriter:

WAL Artist: Dave Malin (2023)

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General Store

The General Store provides gala guests with a glimpse into the daily life at Inspiration Ranch. You can see and seek to understand more about our daily operations and what standard, unique, and specialized equipment is required to manage over 20 horses and 100 unique clients each week. 

The General Store is broken down into three specific areas. Tack and Supply, Adopt A Horse and Program Support. This area will be staffed with the Inspiration Ranch team so they can help you learn about our clients and horses greatest needs.

Tack and Supplies
Underwriter:

Each horse requires it's own unique tack and supplies. These saddles, reigns, blankets, and bridles are fitted for each horses height and optimum performance.
 

The General Store includes vital information about the Programs offered at Inspiration Ranch. These programs are not possible without the generosity and support of our donors. 
 

Your gift includes a plaque on the horse's stall with your name.

We also feature any horses that are available for adoption. A one-year adoption of a horse covers the cost of hay, medical, supplements, and grooming care.

 

Adopt A Horse Underwriter:

THE BENSON FAMILY

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Cocktail Hour

OPEN BAR! Yes, you read that right. During the first two hours (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm) of the gala, you can enjoy complimentary cocktails as you experience all the festivities and mingle. When the program and dinner begin, it becomes a cash bar. Do you know what else has an Open
Bar? The Afterparty Saloon!

 

The Outlaw Saloon
is new to the gala.
Want to learn more?
Click the cactus for additional details.

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Live Auction

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The Live Auction is entertaining and a fast-paced portion of the evening. Hold onto your paddles it gets competitive. 

The list of 2024 Live Auction items is still being put together, but in recent years, we've featured these items:

Insperity Invitational PRO-AM Golfing
Diamond Tennis Bracelets
OX Ranch Hunting Trip
Amazing Vacations
Diamond Cocktail Ring
Private Wine Cellar Dinners
Caribbean Islands
Chef-Inspired Dinners by Amerigos
Fly Fishing in Colorado
Dinner at The Ranch
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Hawaii 


 

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Pony Up!

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Grab your paddle...it's time to PONY UP!
You can hear first-hand accounts of how Inspiration Ranch changes our clients' lives. Client families will provide personal testimonials to help you experience the ranch's life-changing possibilities. It allows you to raise your paddle to change a life. 

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Outlaw Saloon Afterparty

THIS BRAND NEW EVENT will keep the fun happening all night long. Click below to learn how to support this first-time gala addition. 
 

Exciting Afterparty Activities:   Moonshine (Open Bar)

                                                           Texas Two-Steppin' (Dancing)

                                                           Bull Riding (Entertainment)

                                                           Chuck Wagon (Late-night Fare)

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2024 Gala Honorees: 

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Additional Questions? 

If you have additional questions, please contact our team.

MG Tindall, President & CEO

281-719-9322 Ext. 103

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