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United Way Dallas YPs dig into BBQ at charity mega-concert countdown

United Way Dallas YPs dig into BBQ at charity mega-concert countdown

Nathan Venz, Katie Viola, Madeline Littrell, Cameron Deptula, pecan lodge united way kick off
Nathan Venz, Katie Viola, Madeline Littrell, Cameron Deptula Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Sarah Hayes-Davis, Anne DeFlippo, Estelle Garza, Amy Boyd, united way pecan lodge kick off party
Sarah Hayes-Davis, Anne DeFlippo, Estelle Garza, Amy Boyd Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Brian Quach, Sammy Gonzales, Katie Cunningham, Greg Brinkley, United Way kickoff pecan lodge
Brian Quach, Sammy Gonzales, Katie Cunningham, Greg Brinkley Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Taylor Medrano, Haley King, Laurel Glenn, Pecan Lodge United Way kickoff
 Taylor Medrano, Haley King, Laurel Glenn Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Will Evans, Libby Cook, Vidya Ayyr, Brandi Simpson, United Way Pecan Lodge Kickoff party
 Will Evans, Libby Cook, Vidya Ayyr, Brandi Simpson Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Gunnar Rawlings, Byron Sanders, Christian Yazdanpanah, Krista Nightengale, United Way Pecan Lodge Kickoff
 Gunnar Rawlings, Byron Sanders, Christian Yazdanpanah, Krista Nightengale, Chris Bhatti Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Mallory Browning, Liz Healy, Mallory Bassham, Pecan Lodge united way kick off
 Mallory Browning, Liz Healy, Mallory Bassham Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Heather Ridgeway, Adrienne Gehan, Jordan Brooks, Pecan Lodge United Way Kickoff party
Heather Ridgeway, Adrienne Gehan, Jordan Brook Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Dorsey Standish, Kathrina Macalanda, Regan Rall, Kristen Lindsey, pecan lodge united way kickoff
 Dorsey Standish, Kathrina Macalanda, Regan Rall, Kristen Lindsey Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Nathan Venz, Katie Viola, Madeline Littrell, Cameron Deptula, pecan lodge united way kick off
Sarah Hayes-Davis, Anne DeFlippo, Estelle Garza, Amy Boyd, united way pecan lodge kick off party
Brian Quach, Sammy Gonzales, Katie Cunningham, Greg Brinkley, United Way kickoff pecan lodge
Taylor Medrano, Haley King, Laurel Glenn, Pecan Lodge United Way kickoff
Will Evans, Libby Cook, Vidya Ayyr, Brandi Simpson, United Way Pecan Lodge Kickoff party
Gunnar Rawlings, Byron Sanders, Christian Yazdanpanah, Krista Nightengale, United Way Pecan Lodge Kickoff
Mallory Browning, Liz Healy, Mallory Bassham, Pecan Lodge united way kick off
Heather Ridgeway, Adrienne Gehan, Jordan Brooks, Pecan Lodge United Way Kickoff party
Dorsey Standish, Kathrina Macalanda, Regan Rall, Kristen Lindsey, pecan lodge united way kickoff

With only a few weeks left before United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Unite Forever Gala, the organization’s young professionals group kicked off the countdown with a party at Pecan Lodge.

More than 175 attendees noshed BBQ from the Deep Ellum hot spot while jammin’ to ’80s and ’90s tunes from the Royal Beat Downs. They also listened carefully as United Way reps announced winners of the night’s various drawings, including gifts from The Joule.

The Unite Forever Gala, the 90th anniversary celebration for the beloved nonprofit, is set to rock AT&T Stadium on February 6, with a concert featuring reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton and his fellow Voice judge and Grammy Award winner Usher.

This barbecue fest also was an opportunity for these charitable YPs — Brian Quach, Sammy Gonzales, Katie Cunningham, Greg Brinkley, Sarah Hayes-Davis, Anne DeFlippo, Estelle Garza, Amy Boyd and Byron Sanders — to get their pit passes for the epic show. The standing-room-only vouchers are available for a $90 donation to United Way and include parking plus two complimentary drinks.

Limited quantities are available, so if you missed the kickoff, you can still get yours here.