With only eight weeks until the 19th Annual GRACE Gala, local community members attended the GALA Gifting Party that was held at Crush It! Sports Lounge in Grapevine. Attendees were welcomed by this year’s GRACE Gala Co-chairs, Sheila and Jason Ridley, and Crush It! Sports owner, Mike Speets and his staff.
Shonda Schaefer, the CEO of GRACE, welcomed everyone and introduced staff and this year’s Gala Auction Committee Chair, Kay Allen. She emphasized the lasting effects on all those whom the Gala proceeds benefit. During the evening, participants enjoyed games, food and drinks and had the opportunity to purchase Gala Raffle tickets for fun door prizes. This year’s Gala raffle is a four-night stay for two with hotel and airfare to the Dominican Republic!
Entry into the Gifting Party required a donation to the Gala Auction, and the results from the evening were very generous. Thank you to all those who brought items that the staff and committee are currently preparing for an incredible auction at the event on November 5th.
For more information on how you can be involved in this year’s GRACE Gala, reach out to Basha Ramsey at bramsey@GRACEGrapevine.org.
If you were not able to join us, but are still interested in donating items, some examples of in-kind donations include, but are not limited to:
- Any kind of tickets – concerts, sporting events, races – the sky is the limit.
- Autographed memorabilia.
- A vacation home you would allow to be auctioned off for a week/weekend stay.
- Airlines miles.
- Gift certificates to restaurants, movies, hotels, home or health services, or retail stores.
- Cash Donations