Past Dallas Cowboy Keynoter and Citation winners revealed for 2022 Blue Ribbon Ball

Timmy Newsome*

2022 blue ribbon balloon Co-Chairs Carol and Bill Huckin, Finley and Eric Konrade and Elsa Norwood are finalizing their plans for the Equest fundraiser on Saturday, June 4 at the Al Hill Jr. Arena at Texas Horse Park. They just named some of the people who will be in the spotlight that night.

Former Dallas Cowboy Timmy Newsome will be the guest speaker.

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Blue Ribbon” achievements, Timmy will talk about his times of overcoming challenges which included transitioning from NFL fullback to creation of a software company.

Left to right: (rear) Lane Cates and Brad McLain; (in front) Cole McLain and James McLain**

To honor their longstanding support of Equest and their contributions “to help Equest complete the Al Hill Jr. Arena through fundraising and contract management”, the 2022 Citation Award will be presented to the former President of the board of directors of Equest Lane Cates and her husband Brad McLain.

According to the CEO of Equest Lili Kellogg“We are thrilled to have Timmy Newsome join us for our 41st annual gala as a featured speaker. Timmy will be joined on stage with some of our Equest customers as he shares his inspirational message on achieving ‘blue ribbon’ moments in life, even in the face of challenges. We are also honored to be able to recognize Lane Cates and Brad McLain with our Citation Award, which was created to highlight the individuals and organizations that support us as we reach for the stars and fulfill our mission.

In addition to having Leslie and Hawkins Golden as honorary co-chairs, the organizers have planned the evening to include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, live entertainment and photo ops with Timmy and the Equest mini-ambassadors.

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* Photo provided by Equest 
** Photo credit: KM Photo Studio

Kevin A. Perras