Sports Star-a-thon ’91, a kick-off fund raiser for United Cerebral Palsy, held at Tony’s Restaurant preceding their annual telethon. With attendance of only 170 people, over $90,000 was raised by auctioning such unusual items as a pair of breeding ostriches ($13,000), a pot bellied pig ($4,000) and a miniature horse, ($7,000). The attention garnered by the inclusion of such unprecedented auction items, JN&A generated electronic media coverage from all three network stations, several radio stations and numerous print stories in both news and social sections of Houston’s two major newspapers. Winning national recognition by United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc., the event won the Ace Award-an award for commitment to excellence. Under the guidance of JN&A, Star-a-thon ’92 established yet another record auction by raising $218,000 at the annual event, held again at Tony’s Restaurant.