September 29, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Arian Foster on charity event raising $125,000: 'Great night for philanthropy'
Texans Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster, his teammates and more than 150 Houstonians attended a charity event at Morton's the Steakhouse at the Galleria that raised $125,000 for his charitable foundation. The Arian Foster Family Foundation supports families and youth in underprivileged neighborhoods, devoted to improving access to healthy food and increasing financial education and opportunities for personal development. Foster and his teammates, including linebackers Brian Cushing and Jadeveon Clowney, offensive linemen Duane Brown, Ben Jones and Derek Newton, punter Shane Lechler, wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts III, cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson and Kevin Johnson and running backs Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes donned aprons and worked as celebrity servers. The event included a VIP cocktail hour with photographs and autographs with the players, followed by a four-course dinner and a silent and live auction emceed by 610 Sports Radio host Sean Pendergast. "Great night for philanthropy, great night to be alive," Foster said. "How many people's lives are better because how you live is the true measure of one's success. It's in that relentless pursuit of helping others that we each get closer to the person we were truly born to be!" Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.