About the Event

The Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center have been hard at work planning the 23rd Annual Cowboys for Kids Gala. The Cleburne Ford Gala will take place online on Saturday,  September 16-19, 2020. To participate in our online event, please click here!

You will want to arrive early in order to participate in the silent auction, raffle, jewelry pull and other fun activities. The auctions will begin September 16 at 8am and will end September 19 at 11pm.

All proceeds from “Cowboys for Kids” go directly to providing services for victims of child abuse in Johnson County.

Johnson County Children's Advocacy Center

Auction Items

Cowboy Chef Mike Newton Dinner Package

Five course dinner for ten at Celebrity Chef Mike Newton’s ranch in Lipan, Texas.  This package has been donated by Mike & Melanie Newton and Pete & Nancy Devaney

Value is $5,250.00

Chisholm Trail Rustic Venue Package

Package includes 24 hour use of Western Town, Saloon, Chowline, Event Barn and overnight accommodations for 8 people.  The venue accommodates 150 guests.  This package has been donated by Dave & Kathy Cannella.  Package must be used by March 29, 2021. 

Value is $5,900.00

Spirit of the West ( Buckskin Stallion) Original by Howard Halbert (The Pencil Artist)

Howard Halbert has outdone his self with this stunning pencil original of this beautiful wild mustang.  Howard’s ability to catch the spirit of this stallion creates a breath-taking piece that will become the highlight of any art collection.  Howard’s award-winning original art hangs in the McLarry Fine Art gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico.  Howard’s work is highly sought after and is displayed in many personal collections across the area.   He has been commissioned to create custom pieces for celebrities and many who wish to capture memories of their family members or their favorite horse. Donated by:  Howard Halbert “Pencil Artist” and A&E Framing 

Value-$3,500.00

Steamboat Springs Condo Package

This package includes a five-day, four-night stay in this beautiful Northwest Colorado Condo located in Steamboat Springs.  This condo is the Trailhead Unit, Number 5104.  This condo is close to all activities in the Steamboat area.  Blackout dates apply.  This package was donated by Debbie & David MacDonald, III.

Value is $4,000.00

Springfield Armory TRP Operator .45 ACP Pistol

This package includes a Springfield Armory TRP Operator .45 ACP Pistol, Model PC9105LP, new in the box.   This package was donated by John & Linda Phillabaum.

Value is $1,559.00

Blackhawk Convertible Revolver Package

This package includes a new, in the box, Ruger model Blackhawk Convertible Revolver-.45 Longcolt/.45 ACP, Model 00463.  This package was donated by John & Linda Phillabaum

Value is $749.00

Private Concert with Andrew Sevener Package

Enjoy American Idol star, Andrew Sevener, in your own home or private venue, with your closest friends.   This is a private concert for ten featuring Andrew.  This package was donated by Andrew Sevener.

African Safari Package

This package includes a 10 day Ab Steyn African Safari for four.  Ab Styen has more than 20 years experience as a professional big game hunter.  His hunts are conducted in the North West Province, Mpumalanga Province and Limpopo Province of South Africa in some of the most pristine hunting areas in Africa.  This package includes 10 Day Safari for four, meals/lodging and transportation to and from the airport.  This does not include the price of the animal the winner will be shooting or airfare.    Visit www.absteynsafaris.com/en/  This package was donated by Kendall Jones and Ab Styn Safaris.

McDaniel Custom Saddles Package
Cowboy Companion Package

Flying H Toy & Mini Aussies will have a puppy from their August litter for the “Cowboys for Kids Virtual Auction”.   We will keep everyone posted with photos when the puppy is born.   Northside Animal Clinic will also once again donate the vet package for the puppy that includes all first-year vaccinations and spaying or neutering. 

Value of Package is $2,000.00

Pointer Wingshooting Agentina Dove Hunt

This package includes four nights for four hunters at the elegant and sophisticated San Javier Lodge.  In the field you will experience lavish asado (meat) lunches with siestas in a hammock afterwards if you choose.  The shooting is unlimited.  Your field assistant will keep your gun loaded and o all the field work for each hunter.  At the lodge you will experience wonderful concierge service and be fed made-to-order full breakfast and amazing dinners.  Accommodations, meals, vehicles, field transportation, soft drinks, beer and wine in the fields is all included.  One bottle of wine per person at dinner.   Hard alcohol at the lodge.   Exclusions:  Airfare, shells, gratuities and other incurred cost.  This package was donated by Pointer Wingshooting.  Must have four shooters.  Less than 4 will incur a $650 cost to validate the voucher.  Hunt may be customized to duck/perdiz/pigeon or golden trout fly fishing for an additional cost to buyer.  This package was donated by Pointer Wingshooting.

Value is $8,000

Angel Fire Winter Package #1

Winter vacation rental from February 12-15, 2021 in Angel Fire, New Mexico.  Escape to this cozy mountain refuge nestled in gorgeous Aspen and Pine Trees within the Angel Fire Country Club’s private community.  The slopes are just minutes away and Taos and Red River are also in the area for snow-boarding, skiing and snow-mobiling.  You can also enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the area that include deer, elk, bear, bob cat and the occasional mountain lion.  The house is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, with a loft for the kids.  Sleeps 12.  Home has central heat, wood burning stove, washer & dryer, WIFI, Internet TV and DVD player in every bedroom, a full kitchen and lots of games and puzzles for the kids.  Donated by Johnson County Chem-Dry 

Value:   $750.00

Angel Fire Winter Package #2

Winter vacation rental from February 12-15, 2021 in Angel Fire, New Mexico.  Escape to this cozy mountain refuge nestled in gorgeous Aspen and Pine Trees within the Angel Fire Country Club’s private community.  The slopes are just minutes away and Taos and Red River are also in the area for snow-boarding, skiing and snow-mobiling.  You can also enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the area that include deer, elk, bear, bob cat and the occasional mountain lion.  The house is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, with a loft for the kids.  Sleeps 12.  Home has central heat, wood burning stove, washer & dryer, WIFI, Internet TV and DVD player in every bedroom, a full kitchen and lots of games and puzzles for the kids.  Donated by Johnson County Chem-Dry 

Value:   $750.00

Julie Asher Lee Original Oil

“The Scout” is a 30x40 original oil on canvas painting by Julie Asher Lee of Cleburne, Texas.  A Native American depiction.  Julie is represented by Crown Gallery in North Carolina and Trails End Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  www.julieasherlee.com.  This package was donated by Julie Asher Lee

Value is $4,200.00

Nolan Ryan Astros Jersey

This package includes the highly collectible Nolan Ryan Autographed Astros Jersey.  This package was donated by the Nolan Ryan Foundation. 

Value is $599.00

Flower’s Every Month for Her

Win huge points with that special someone in your life by having a beautiful floral arrangement valued at $50 sent to her every single month of the year.   Peggy Davis with Cleburne Floral has donated this amazing package that would make every woman happy!

Value is $600.00

Autographed Flood Aid Guitar

This package includes an autographed Rogue Guitar signed by 29 different bands/artists that include:  Jack Ingram, Gary P. Nunn, Drew Womack, Ray Benson, Corry Morrow, Honeybrowne, Sam Riggs, The Spazmatics, Sunny Sweeney, A.J. Castillo, Dead Earth Politics, The Texas Tornadoes, Don’t Stop Rockin, Little Joey y Familia, Brad Dunn, Will & Cody Braun, Sara & the Spark, Rob Baird, Jonathan Terrall, DJ Spokk, Folk Family Revival, State Review, Mingo Fishtrap, South Austin, Moonlighters, Shinyribs, Carter Beckworth, John Wolfe and Bill Carter.  This package was donated by DFW Waste Oil.   

Value is Priceless

Hog Hunt #1

This package includes a two man, three day, two night wild hog hunt at Independence Ranch with unlimited hogs and unlimited sizes.  Both day and night hunting sessions, all meals & drinks and lodging in the bunk house.  Exclusions are guide service, gratuities and cleaning of hogs.  This package was donated by Independence Ranch.

Value is $1,600.00

Hog Hunt #2

This package includes a two man, three day, two night wild hog hunt at Independence Ranch with unlimited hogs and unlimited sizes.  Both day and night hunting sessions, all meals & drinks and lodging in the bunk house.  Exclusions are guide service, gratuities and cleaning of hogs.  This package was donated by Independence Ranch.

Value is $1,600.00

Winstar Casino Package

Details on this package will be coming soon, so stay tuned to the event website at www.auctionsourcemobile.com/cowboysforkids This package is being donated by Fun Town RV

Fort Worth Getaway Package

This package includes dinner for two at Bob’s Steak & Chop House and one overnight stay for two at the Omni Ft. Worth Hotel which includes breakfast for two.  This package was donated by Kim & Dan Danley

Value is $560.00

Big Billy Kinder Fishing Package

Join Big Billy Kinder, the voice of Kinder Outdoors, and Omar Cotter, Bass Pro Shop Pro-Staffer, for a day catching big fish.  They will put you on Big Stripers, Hybrids, White Bass & Largemouth Bass.  They know how to put you on Monster Blues in the various local lakes they fish.   Enjoy visiting about the years Billy Kinder spent as the voice on afternoon drives for KSCS Radio for 20 years.  He was voted as one of the top 5 DJ/s in the nation by the Country Music Awards.  He was also the voice for “Kinder Kids” for the radio program that worked to recruit foster/adoptive parents for kids in care.  He is now the #1 rated outdoor talk show in DFW on 820 AM and 96.7 FM, airing nationally on 96 radio stations and 29 states.  Enjoy these two great hosts and catch a lot of fish!  This package was donated by Luck O’ the Irish Fishing Guide Service. 

Value $500

Native American Custom Made Pendant and Necklace Set

This beautiful Native American Mother of Pearl inlaid pendant is a hand-crafted piece made by artisan N.P. Coriz and is stamped with his name and detail of piece being made of sterling silver.  The pendant alone is valued at $460.00.   The pendant has been placed on this beautiful pearl necklace with sterling silver beads that is valued at $300.00   This package was donated by Peter & Vicki Svendsen

Value is $760.00

Golfer’s Package at the Retreat

This package includes one overnight stay at a Villa Suite at the Retreat, Two 1 Round of golf with 1/2 cart   and $100 Dining (No alcohol included) at the Retreat Resort and additional golf accessories  Donated by The Retreat Resort and Bill & Stormi Lloyd

Value $665.00

Louis Vuitton Vintage Garmet Bag

This package includes a beautiful Vintage Louis Vuitton Hanging Garment Bag.   This bag is very special and unique because it is not only leather on the outside, but full leather on the inside as well.  This package also includes a letter prepared by professional authenticators certifying the bag as an authentic Vintage Louis Vuitton Garmet Bag.  This package was donated by Peter & Vicki Svendsen.

Value is $700

Shooter/Sportsman Package

- NRA Black Nylon Tactical Backpack

- Plano four pistol hard case

- Otis deluxe LE cleaning kit

- Birchwood Casey dirty bird splatter 8 “ targets, Pk of 25

- Silencio yellow lens shooters eye protection w soft case

- Winchester SXT black ear protection

- E-A-R ultrafit reusable earplugs 1 Pk

- Masterlock 107 gun lock

- Cloth king gun sleeve

- AR stoner AR15/M16 30 RD magazine w/anti-tilt follower (2)

- Bushmaster AR15/M16 20 RD Magazine w/anti-tilt follower (2)

- Team glock HD advantage embroidered cap

- Team glock desert digital “Gunny approved” embroidered cap

- Maglula lula AR15/M16 magazine loader/unloaded

- CRKT black nylon “Thigh” knife carry sheath (fits Ontario dp 1 knife)

- Ontario spec plus app 1 marine combat knife w nylon belt sheath

- Winchester ranger ra 223r .223 rem 55 Gr pointed soft point 100 Rds

- Winchester ranger RA 12RS15 12 gauge low recoil rifled slugs 20 Rds

- Magtech .45 ACP 230 Gr FMJ 100 Rds

- Remington 9 MM 115 GR FMJ 100 Rds

This package was donated by John & Linda Phillabaum

Value $618.00

About the Children’s Advocacy Center

Before the Children’s Advocacy Center movement began, child victims of abuse were being further traumatized by the system set up to help them. Multiple agencies are involved in investigating allegations of child abuse. These include law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Cook Children’s Hospital Care Team, Juvenile Services and prosecutors who try the cases. As a result of the agencies working alone on individual cases, child victims were being interviewed multiple times about the most personal and tragic events of their lives. In addition, the agencies involved could unintentionally jeopardize each other’s cases with the multiple interviews and investigations. Today, Children’s Advocacy Centers across the nation provide a child friendly environment where all agencies involved in a case can come to the child victim. The child is interviewed once by a trained forensic interviewer. The interview is videotaped into an adjoining room where a representative of each agency involved is able to see, listen and communicate with the interviewer through a small ear piece. All agency partners work together as a team to coordinate the investigation and services provided for the child victim and his/her non-offending family members. The Children’s Advocacy Center provides the place for them to come together and facilitates future meetings in which they can share case information.

The Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center serves child victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and child witnesses to homicides and other violent crimes. Our Articles of Incorporation were put into place in July, 1996, and our doors were opened for services to the first child victim in February, 1998. The Center’s mission is to provide a safe place where children can tell their story and begin to reclaim their lives. Many services are in place for children and their families after the initial interview is done. They include individual, family and group counseling by trained, experienced therapists; play therapy; work with therapy dogs; youth self-esteem and goal setting programs; personal advocacy and mentoring programs; court school; special education and abuse prevention programs and field trips. The Center strives to meet the needs of the whole family group because they are all affected by the trauma of abuse.

All proceeds from “Cowboys for Kids” go directly to providing services for victims of child abuse in Johnson County.