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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It was a Thursday night of food and fun but also massive fundraising for the families of the fallen Dallas officers.

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Local sports stars attended a charity auction at Dos Jefes in Uptown to raise money for the five families of officers who were gunned down.

By the end of the evening, the event raised $280,000.

Among the more expensive items auctioned off $19,000 dinner with Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Daryl Johnston.

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Cary Williams and Paul Smyth had the highest bid.

Like a lot North Texans they were deeply affected by the brutal killings of the Dallas Police officers.

“Some of the families were actually here for me it made it a lot more personal to me for at least a great way to show support,” says Smyth.

The widow and family of Patrick Zamarripa attended the event which was sponsored by CBS Radio’s 105.3 The Fan.

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