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Bubbly YPs sip and sparkle at popular Uptown Dallas fundraising party

Bubbly YPs sip and sparkle at popular Uptown Dallas fundraising party

Sallie Baxter, Katie Lally, Alex Hooper, Kate Johnston, Mallory Brito
Sallie Baxter, Katie Lally, Alex Hooper, Kate Johnston, Mallory Brito Photo by Ashley Gongora
Philip Foreman, Justin Rins
Philip Foreman, Justin Rains Photo by Ashley Gongora
Chris Hopkins, Rachel Sargent, Rachel McGee, Tom Ellis, Ika Chigogidze
Chris Hopkins, Rachel Sargent, Rachel McGee, Tom Ellis, Ika Chigogidze Photo by Ashley Gongora
Sarah Shin, Eunice Na, Matthew Na
Sarah Shin, Eunice Na, Matthew Na Photo by Ashley Gongora
Steve Taylor, Kelli Taylor
Steve Taylor, Kelli Taylor Photo by Ashley Gongora
Moscow Mules
Campbell's Moscow mules. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Grilled meat at BubblyQ
Some of Dallas' best restaurants and chefs gathered for the event. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Small plate at BubblyQ
Nobu's ceviche was a hit. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Savannah Thode, Jenna Fell
Savannah Thode, Jenna Fell Photo by Ashley Gongora
Iaken (DJ GIRLBOT) Blanco, Melanie Carrol
Iaken (DJ GIRLBOT) Blanco, Melanie Carrol Photo by Ashley Gongora
Karl Chiao, Emma Miller, Will Stroud, Katheryn Swain, Colby Swain, Dan Gibson, Ashkan Mehryari
Karl Chiao, Emma Miller, Will Stroud, Katheryn Swain, Colby Swain, Dan Gibson, Ashkan Mehryari Photo by Ashley Gongora
Sarrah Mcintosh, Wren Homsey, Benji Homsey, Jessica Clark
Sarrah Mcintosh, Wren Homsey, Benji Homsey, Jessica Clark Photo by Ashley Gongora
Amy Jodry, Sarah Schoonover
Amy Jodry, Sarah Schoonover Photo by Ashley Gongora
Pat Swart, Phil Swart, Natalie Swart
Pat Swart, Phil Swart, Natalie Swart Photo by Ashley Gongora
Emma Miller, Amanda Pickering
Emma Miller, Amanda Pickering Photo by Ashley Gongora
Sallie Baxter, Katie Lally, Alex Hooper, Kate Johnston, Mallory Brito
Philip Foreman, Justin Rins
Chris Hopkins, Rachel Sargent, Rachel McGee, Tom Ellis, Ika Chigogidze
Sarah Shin, Eunice Na, Matthew Na
Steve Taylor, Kelli Taylor
Moscow Mules
Grilled meat at BubblyQ
Small plate at BubblyQ
Savannah Thode, Jenna Fell
Iaken (DJ GIRLBOT) Blanco, Melanie Carrol
Karl Chiao, Emma Miller, Will Stroud, Katheryn Swain, Colby Swain, Dan Gibson, Ashkan Mehryari
Sarrah Mcintosh, Wren Homsey, Benji Homsey, Jessica Clark
Amy Jodry, Sarah Schoonover
Pat Swart, Phil Swart, Natalie Swart
Emma Miller, Amanda Pickering

Sparkling wine flowed, instead of rain, at BubblyQ, the annual fundraiser for Young Texans Against Cancer. Held on the patio of Fearing's restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, the must-attend party brings charitable-minded young professionals together with some of Dallas' hottest chefs and bartenders.

This year, chairs Heather Winn and Vodi Cook and operations chairs Melanie Carroll and Brian Simmons assembled a star lineup that included teams from Parigi, Nobu, Salum, Abacus, Sachet, Al Biernat's and, of course, chef chair Dean Fearing.

Bartender Eddie "Lucky" Campbell was mixing up some Moscow mules with Deep Ellum vodka and his take on an old fashioned, while Roxor gin offered mini G&Ts to guests as they arrived. Wine bars dotted the venue, pouring glass after glass of bubbles.

Douglas Adams strummed and sang while the guests mingled in the courtyard, then DJ GIRLBOT took over with a playful mix of pop songs as the night continued.

Inside, bidding was fierce at the silent auction organized by auction chairs Mallory Brito and Leila Bergquist. Spa packages, sports memorabilia, sparkly diamond jewelry, club seats for the Texas Rangers, and decadent dining experiences drew interested bidders — even Fearing himself was spotted putting in a bid for a pair of custom Lucchese boots.

Throughout the night, attendees — including Phuong Tran, Brandon Luke, Amanda Pickering, Marrisa Eddings, Philip Foreman, Justin Rains, Autumn McCall, Will Stroud, and Mallory Brito — could play a game of chance with the wine pull and possibly walk away with a very expensive bottle for only a nominal donation.

Since its inception in 2008, YTAC has donated over $1 million in support of the fight against cancer. All money from BubblyQ goes to YTAC's beneficiaries, which for 2018 include 1 Million 4 Anna, Leukemia Texas, Mommies In Need, Heroes for Children, Medical City — Camp iHope, Bridge Breast Network, and Methodist Health System.