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Dallas young professionals engage in friendly competition at fundraising first

Dallas YPs engage in friendly competition at fundraising first for CPD

Ben Johnson, Ashley Kisko, Jack Gannon, J.W. Mulkin, Deuce Robertson and Joanna Robertson
Winning team McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C.: Ben Johnson, Ashley Kisko, Jack Gannon, J.W. Mulkin, Deuce Robertson, Joanna Robertson Photo by Rhi Lee
Claire Rexing, Johnna Elliott
Claire Rexing, Johnna Elliot Photo by Rhi Lee
Beau Bradford, Louis Devis, Mike Hood, George Thompson
Beau Bradford, Louis Devis, Mike Hood, George Thompson Photo by Rhi Lee
Zach Truty, Lydia Snyder, Danielle Lobsinger
Zach Truty, Lydia Snyder, Danielle Lobsinger Photo by Rhi Lee
“Team Your Welcome for All the Awesome Roads and Bridges”
Team You're Welcome for All the Awesome Roads and Bridges Photo by Rhi Lee
“Team Flywheel Sports” gaining points at the yCPD social media station:  Top - Chaeley Barber, Missy Quintana; second row - Chelsea Morehart, Kelly Hershman; bottom row: Jolie Laurence, Cristin Caulfield, Mandy Mack
Team Flywheel Sports (from top, left to right): Chaeley Barber, Missy Quintana, Chelsea Morehart, Kelly Hershman, Jolie Laurence, Cristin Caulfield, Mandy Mack Photo by Rhi Lee
Members of Team “Bad Assets” – Stacey Weems, Courtney Bailey, Ally Ecklund
Team Bad Assets: Stacey Weems, Courtney Bailey, Ally Ecklund Photo by Rhi Lee
“Ten Points for Gryffindor”  - Taylor Newcomb, Kristin Pascoe, Lydia Pettit, Danna Callahan, Erin Bret, Katharine Bain
Team Ten Points for Gryffindor: Taylor Newcomb, Kristin Pascoe, Lydia Pettit, Danna Callahan, Erin Bret, Katharine Bain Photo by Rhi Lee
Elizabeth Lang, Lilly Neubauer, yCPD Field Day Chair, Karen Reid
Elizabeth Lang, Lilly Neubauer, Karen Reid Photo by Rhi Lee
Megan Musar, Travis Dent, Austin Wilcox
Megan Musar, Travis Dent, Austin Wilcox Photo by Rhi Lee
Heath Oakes, emcee Jenny Anchondo, weekend anchor of Fox4-TV’s Good Day Dallas
Heather Oakes, Jenny Anchondo Photo by Rhi Lee
Annie Mullins, Felipe Garza, yCPD president, Joe Vancourt, Erin Melsheimer, Lauren Fletcher
Annie Mullins, Felipe Garza, Joe Vancourt, Erin Melsheimer, Lauren Fletcher Photo by Rhi Lee
Hannah Moredock, Mary Ruiz, Sarah Rall, Tristyn Taylor,
Hannah Moredock, Mary Ruiz, Sarah Rall, Tristyn Taylor Photo by Rhi Lee
Ben Johnson, Ashley Kisko, Jack Gannon, J.W. Mulkin, Deuce Robertson and Joanna Robertson
Claire Rexing, Johnna Elliott
Beau Bradford, Louis Devis, Mike Hood, George Thompson
Zach Truty, Lydia Snyder, Danielle Lobsinger
“Team Your Welcome for All the Awesome Roads and Bridges”
“Team Flywheel Sports” gaining points at the yCPD social media station:  Top - Chaeley Barber, Missy Quintana; second row - Chelsea Morehart, Kelly Hershman; bottom row: Jolie Laurence, Cristin Caulfield, Mandy Mack
Members of Team “Bad Assets” – Stacey Weems, Courtney Bailey, Ally Ecklund
“Ten Points for Gryffindor”  - Taylor Newcomb, Kristin Pascoe, Lydia Pettit, Danna Callahan, Erin Bret, Katharine Bain
Elizabeth Lang, Lilly Neubauer, yCPD Field Day Chair, Karen Reid
Megan Musar, Travis Dent, Austin Wilcox
Heath Oakes, emcee Jenny Anchondo, weekend anchor of Fox4-TV’s Good Day Dallas
Annie Mullins, Felipe Garza, yCPD president, Joe Vancourt, Erin Melsheimer, Lauren Fletcher
Hannah Moredock, Mary Ruiz, Sarah Rall, Tristyn Taylor,

For its first fundraiser, the young professionals group for Community Partners of Dallas (yCPD) played into everyone’s youthful side with an old-school field day at The Rustic.

Event chair Lilly Neubauer welcomed all participants, who showed up in matching uniforms, costumes and workout gear. Teams submitted their names before the event, and although there were many impressive choices — Hostile Hoteliers, Boyz to Win and the Field Avengers — Tolleson Wealth Management won the award for most clever team name: Bad Assets.

Fox 4 TV’s Jenny Anchondo rounded up the troops and explained the rules; then they were off to compete in games like the egg race, sponge relay, booty shaker, limbo, noodle toss, beach ball hot potato, wheel barrow race and cornhole. There was also a social media station, where guests had to send out a selfie or team photo with a custom hashtag.

The top 10 teams moved on to the next round, while the others grabbed a popsicle from Steel City Pops or a cold beverage from the bar as they perused the booths of event sponsors.

In the end, two teams were left to compete in the final round: tug-of-war. Team Dent put up a good fight, but Team McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C. walked away victorious.

Each members of the winning team received a gold trophy, $50 gift card to the Container Store, a COREhealth Wellness Massage, a five-pack of Flywheel Indoor Cycling or Flybarre classes, an unlimited month of classes at City Surf Fitness, and a two-week pass and swag bag courtesy of Orangetheory Fitness.

Guests — including Felipe Garza, Erin Bret, Katharine Bain, Zach Truty, Lydia Snyder, Danielle Lobsinger, Claire Rexing and Johnna Elliott — congratulated the winners before heading to the after party complete with cocktails and bites. All participants left with a swag bag and T-shirt as well as a hero medal.

That Neubauer really went all out.

Founded in 2012, yCPD is a community of men and women in their 20s and 30s dedicated to assisting Community Partners of Dallas in enriching the lives of abused and neglected children in the Dallas area. Their mission is to inspire a new generation of supporters through opportunities to volunteer, socialize and network.