Event Recap

Steer Style Bingo

Thursday, August 25

Thursday, August 25, more than 80 professionals and community leaders attended SMPS Fort Worth’s inaugural Steer Style Bingo event, benefiting the Fort Worth Herd and Make-A-Wish North Texas. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and music by Texas Country music artist Cody Gill while playing a life size game of Bingo with Rojo, Norman and Rusty (three Texas longhorns) at the Cowtown Coliseum. Read more about how Steer Style Bingo works here.

After no more than ten minutes, Rojo, Norman and Rusty each made their “Bingo contributions” in their individual pens and we had our winners! Due to the overwhelming popularity of the game, we held one final Bingo game at the end of the night. Bingo winners and raffle winners were able to choose from a number of goodies, thanks to our generous prize donors.

Bingo Winners

Basket 1 – Four Texas Rangers Tickets to Tampa Bay Rays game donated by Stantec

Basket 2 – One Free Night Stay at the Hyatt Place Stockyards donated by Hyatt Place

Basket 3 – One GoPro donated by JQ 

Each basket also included:

  • Four tickets to the Rodeo donated by Cowtown Coliseum
  • A $100 gift card to Del Frisco’s donated by The Rios Group
  • A bottle of Texas wine donated by Destiny Silva, Dunaway & Associates
  • A Goodnight Cowtown book donated by Diana Witherspoon Rivera
  • A Fort Worth Landmarks golf towel donated by SMPS

Raffle Prizes:

  • $100 H3 Steakhouse gift card donated by Jacobs Engineering
  • $50 Reata gift card donated by Dawn Shannon, Quorum Architects
  • Four Roller Derby tickets donated by Jaime Knox, Stantec
  • Two bottles of Texas wine donated by Amy Amaya, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Make-A-Wish North Texas

At the event, SMPS Fort Worth presented a $1,000 donation to Make-A-Wish North Texas, accepted by Shelby Blue, Development Coordinator. Shelby shared about the organization’s mission and dedication to granting wishes for children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Eight-year-old Wish Ambassador Grace Cooper and her family also attended the event. Grace spoke about her wish of being in a parade at Disney World and how Make-A-Wish made it possible, saying, “Because of people like you, my wish came true!” 

Volunteer of the Year

SMPS presented Meagan Loughrey, Senior Marketing Coordinator at JQ, with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award. Meagan has been a vital part of the Programs and Education Committee this past year. She has now become the first ever Education Director for the chapter.

Thank you

SMPS Fort Worth President, Jenifer Batchelder, CPSM, and President-Elect, Krystal R. Bybee, CPSM, presented a gift of appreciation to Shonnah Driver, SMPS Past-President, for her hard work and effort coordinating the event. Thank you to this amazing lady for working her tail off the last two years to make this event a reality! 


The event’s profits exceeded $5,000 which is remarkable for the chapter’s inaugural signature event. Seventy percent will be distributed to The Fort Worth Herd while the remaining monies will be used by the SMPS Fort Worth will develop a new scholarship program to advance the membership and outreach of the society.  


  • Title Sponsor – Stantec
  • Food Sponsor – Gorrondona & Associates, Inc.
  • Bar Sponsor – Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc.
  • Center Pen Sponsor – SKANSKA
  • Left Pen Sponsor – The Rios Group
  • Table Sponsor – Hyatt Place
  • Table Sponsor – Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI)
  • Banner Sponsor – JQ Infrastructure
  • Banner Sponsor – Guidepost Solutions
  • Banner Sponsor – Tarrant Regional Water District
  • Banner Sponsor – The Marketing Blender


Enduring Symbols ~ Entertaining Millions ~ Educating Generations


Watch this short one minute video to see the Old West come to life before your eyes during the Fort Worth Herd’s twice-daily cattle drive. www.fortworthherd.com

Article Written By: Kaitlyn Dominguez, Communications Manager for CKearney Consulting, LLC www.ckearneyconsulting.com


Photos Courtesy of jshafferphotography

jshafferphotography | photo gallery




Return to list


    Event Recap: InDesign Workshop

    Find out what we learned from Julie Shaffer, CPSM, at her two-day InDesign workshop.


    Event Recap: LinkedIn 2.0

    Read the highlights on what our panel of A/E/C experts had to say about using LinkedIn for business pages.


    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Nominations | President-Elect and Membership Director

    The SMPS Fort Worth Chapter Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates to fill multiple positions on the 2018-19 Board of Directors.


    Event Recap: Sponsor Appreciation

    SMPS Fort Worth spent Valentine’s Day Eve with our treasured chapter sponsors at our first-ever “We Love Our Sponsors” sponsor appreciation event.


    Event Recap: Steer Style Bingo 2017

    Thursday, October 19, professionals and community leaders from across the area attended SMPS Fort Worth’s second Steer Style Bingo event, benefiting the Fort Worth Herd and the SMPS Fort Worth Scholarship Program.


    Event Recap: TxDOT Proposals 101

    Did you know: NLCs are pass/fail and will be elminated within six months; good formatting is critical; use of headings is encouraged; there are new exciting details on electronic submissions? Read more to find out!


    Event Recap: How to Brand People

    "Your brand is what Google says it is.” - Cathy Hutchinson, CPSM


    2017-18 Slate for Board of Directors

    We are pleased to announce by acclamation the Approved Officers Slate for the 2017–18 year. The following officers have been reviewed and confirmed by our Nominating Committee and will assume the following positions...


    Education Recap

    Monday August, 7 2017 we hosted Janell Broyles, Sr. Marketing Coordinator for Freese and Nichols, as she gave us tools to help manage both internal and external writing tasks, from simple cover letters to complex and detailed technical documents.


    Program Recap

    January 20th SMPS Fort Worth welcomed Janell Broyles, Senior Marketing Coordinator for Freese and Nichols, as she presented techniques to make our writing sharper and more effective as well as basic grammar rules, industry styles/standards and much more.