We hope you had a fabulous time at The Motor Enclave for our Diamond Gala: A Decade of Fostering Hope Presented by Homes by WestBay! We’re so grateful for all of the love and support we received through this event – from attendees, donors, sponsors, committee members, volunteers, and staff – we couldn’t have done it without you! We are proud to say this years’ gala netted over $980,000!!! This was our BIGGEST YEAR YET – and such a perfect way to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of our Black-Tie Gala!

Before the main event, we had a fabulous Pre-VIP Event courtesy of KeHE – for a sneak peek of the gorgeous venue, complimented by drinks, hors d’oeuvres, mingling with fellow VIPs and rides around the thrilling racetrack! One the big day finally arrived, guests entered The Motor Enclave and were greeted by our Bubbly Bar sponsored by Joe and Debbie Troy during our cocktail hour made possible by Panera. To add to the excitement of the cocktail hour, we offered thrill rides around the racetrack until sunset courtesy of The Trey Curry Foundation and Bill & Jodi Williams. During cocktail hour, guests were able to check out the silent auction items and bid on their favorites thanks to our Auction Website Sponsor, St. Michaels. Guests got a chance to enter our Wall of Wine game for a grand prize but everyone a winner and gets to take home a delicious bottle of wine, sponsored by Krista and Arthur Schultz. Before cocktail hour was over, everyone was sure to grab one of our Signature Drinks from our stunning Ice Sculpture sponsored by Continuum Weath Partners – Matt Walsh.

The event space was dripping in diamonds and absolutely gorgeous thanks to our linen sponsors, Adams Corp. Each decorated table also had Table Wine sponsored by Kevin and Katherine Gonzalez. During our presentation we recognized DeDe Grundel & Fred Lay for their 15 years of service on our Board of Directors and KeHE Cares won the Dottie Berger-MacKinnon Guardian Angel Award! We also got to her from Karen, former AKP kid, to hear about her success and journey since being in our care. After the beautiful presentations and a tasty dinner – the party truly began! Our Bar Sponsor, Mook Enterprise & KFC was ready to serve our guests and Entertainment provided by McNichols was in full swing! We also had cigars being rolled thanks to Brion Bailey and Family. No one could forget to stop by our Photo Booth thanks to FL Realty HOPE Foundation & Gina Miles to commemorate the evening. To wrap up the evening, HSCO sponsored our Auction Bags to make sure everyone items were taken home safely, and Valet sponsored by HCC helped assist guests to getting home with ease. Cheers to another successful and wonderful Gala!

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