The Bobby Norris Roundup announced today that the Honorable Rex Tillerson and his wife Renda will serve as honorary chairmen for the 30th anniversary Pegasus Ball, benefiting the Autism Treatment Centers of Texas.
The Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism weekend of events will kick-off Sept. 7 with a VIP party from 6 – 8 p.m. at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, followed by a saddlebag exchange of money raised from the Lone Star Pony Express to founder Bobby Norris at 8 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum, located at 121 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth, with an appearance by 8-time rodeo world champion Larry Mahan. Tickets are available at the Cowtown Coliseum box office.
On Sept. 8, the annual and highly anticipated Pegasus Ball “Diamonds are Forever” begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Fairmont Dallas.
Highlights for the evening include a speech by The Honorable Rex Tillerson and his wife Renda who are serving as honorary chairmen, Emmy-nominated actor Barry Corbin as celebrity host, shadow dancers, “Bond” girls, in the lobby, followed by entertainment to serenade guests during dinner, specialty bars, live and silent auctions, casino, martinis shaken not stirred and a diamond smuggling treasure hunt for a chance to win a pair of diamond earrings.
“Our annual Pegasus Ball is our largest fundraiser for the ATC, which is continually working to expand and meet the needs of families touched by autism in Texas and surrounding states,” executive director Gina Marx said.
“Autism is the most widely diagnosed developmental disorder in the nation, affecting approximately one in 59 children; a 15 percent increase over the past two years. Autism is more common than the sum of all childhood cancers, muscular dystrophy, juvenile diabetes and cystic fibrosis combined. ATC strives to meet the needs of these children, and give hope and inspiration to their families by expanding existing and incorporating new services.”
Tickets for Friday night’s saddlebag exchange are available at the Cowtown Coliseum box office.