Friends and supporters will soon saddle up for the 9th Annual Cowboys & Cowboys Sky Ranch Gala at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel on Saturday, February 20.

The fashionable boots and bling gala draws cowboys from both the gridiron and rodeo arena with its proceeds benefiting the Sky Ranch scholarship, leadership and character building programs. These initiatives provide opportunities for children facing circumstances beyond their control to attend a life-changing week of summer camp.

Dallas Cowboys’ icon Dat Nguyen will serve as the 2016 Honorary Celebrity Chair at this year’s chic western soiree.

This year, Sky Ranch is celebrating 60 years of impact. As one of America’s leading summer camp experiences, Sky Ranch offers children and families a life-transforming adventure and a fun, safe, Christ-centered environment in which to learn, explore and grow.

Cowboys and Cowboys Sky Ranch Gala

The Cowboys and Cowboys Sky Ranch Gala began in 2008 with a heart to impact the lives of children and youth through the ministries of Sky Ranch. Each year, Cowboys from the football field and Cowboys from the rodeo arena join together with individuals, families and businesses to support the ministries of Sky Ranch.

Over the years, Cowboys and Cowboys has been blessed by the leadership of many celebrity Cowboys who have served as Honorary Celebrity Chairs such as: Hall of Famers Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, along with Chad Henningsand, Darren Woodson, and World Champion Rodeo Cowboys Joe Beaver, Trevor Brazile and Larry Mahan… to name a few! And a host of celebrity cowboys continue to attend and support the event year after year such as Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famers: Bob Lilly, LeeRoy Jordan,Jay Novacek, Tony Romo, and Charles Haley along with World Champion Rodeo Cowboys: Stran Smith, Roy Cooper, Dave Appleton, Scott Mendes and Bob Logue! In 2016, former Dallas Cowboy and Texas Aggie Dat Nguyen will serve as Honorary Celebrity Chair alongside Event Celebrity Co-Chairs, Walt Garrison and Rope Myers. The evening includes a VIP reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions.

When: Saturday, February 20

6 p.m.       VIP Reception
6:30pm        Auction Begins
7:30pm       Gala Dinner

Where: Renaissance Dallas Hotel at 2222 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas

Attire: Boots and Bling Attire

Tickets: Individual, $150. Available at

Contact: / 469.484.4840

Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch is one of North America’s leading Christian camps, as well as a Recognized School Programs Provider, and Retreat/Conference Center. Sky Ranch exists to provide people with a positive, recreational, fun, and memorable experience, while being exposed to the truths of the Word of God. Since 1955, Sky Ranch has made its mission to lead youth and families to know and follow Christ.

Rebecca Silvestri

Rebecca Silvestri is the vice president of Sales & Marketing. She is also the wife of Philip Silvestri, publisher of Local Profile. In a previous life, Rebecca was a math teacher in London and the...