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Partiers with Texas-size hearts boot scoot to battle pediatric cancer

Partiers with Texas-size hearts boot scoot to battle pediatric cancer

Krystle Gutierrez, Kris Gutierrez
Krystle Gutierrez, Kris Gutierrez Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Dawn Neufeld, Ryan Neufeld
Dawn Neufeld, Ryan Neufeld Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Mardi Ferrier, Roger Creager, Chip Ferrier
Mardi Ferrier, Roger Creager, Chip Ferrier Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
John Wetzel, Tyron Smith, Ryan Miller, Doug Free, Zack Martin
John Wetzel, Tyron Smith, Ryan Miller, Doug Free, Zack Martin Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Joni Trent, Mike Trent
Joni Trent, Mike Trent Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Gary Hale, Spencer, Roger Creager, Sherri Hale
Gary Hale, honorary hero Spencer, Roger Creager, Sherri Hale Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Jim Snelson and puppy
Jim Snelson Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Wilson Howell, Connie Howell, Janis Moore, Butch Moore
Wilson Howell, Connie Howell, Janis Moore, Butch Moore Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Roger Creager
Roger Creager Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
RC and bad
Roger Creager and band Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Zack Martin
Zack Martin helped auction off his jersey. Photo by Kendall Stoy Photography
Krystle Gutierrez, Kris Gutierrez
Dawn Neufeld, Ryan Neufeld
Mardi Ferrier, Roger Creager, Chip Ferrier
John Wetzel, Tyron Smith, Ryan Miller, Doug Free, Zack Martin
Joni Trent, Mike Trent
Gary Hale, Spencer, Roger Creager, Sherri Hale
Jim Snelson and puppy
Wilson Howell, Connie Howell, Janis Moore, Butch Moore
Roger Creager
RC and bad
Zack Martin

What: Silver Dollar at the Ranch 2015

Where: XO Ranch

The 411: The eighth annual event lured hundreds of boot-scootin' partygoers to XO Ranch in Aubrey for drinks, dinner, dancing, auctions and live music. Under the helpful guidance of emcees Kris Gutierrez and Dawn Neufeld, guests loaded up on eats from III Forks and G Texas Catering before trying their hand at shuffleboard, horseshoes and mechanical bull riding. Local artist Madeline Enna warmed up the stage for Texas crooner Roger Creager and his band; during the live auction, honorary chair Zack Martin jumped up onstage to help drum up interest for his Dallas Cowboys jersey.

All the fun and games helped raise nearly $200,000 for pediatric cancer initiatives at Speedway Children's Charities at Texas Motor Speedway, which serves Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties. Proceeds from this year's event are earmarked for pediatric cancer research at Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center and Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. To remind attendees of the important cause, Spencer, a 13-year-old who has been battling multiple forms of cancer since he was 3 months old, was in attendance as this year's honorary hero.

Who: XO Ranch owners Mardi and Chip Ferrier, Ryan Neufeld, John Wetzel, Tyron Smith, Ryan Miller, Doug Free, Connie and Wilson Howell, and Janis and Butch Moore.