“We have been getting calls and emails about which sports and sparkle celebrities are attending,” says Melanie Gardin, President of the association. “I can tell you that hockey’s favourite father, professional football players, and Miss Canada 2012 are just a few of the special guests who will be signing autographs and posing for photos at the event.”
Dedicated volunteers have been planning this one of a kind occasion since early 2013 and the anticipation is building as the event draws near. Superbowl Champ Luke Wilson was recently added to the celebrity list.
“We are optimistic that “Sports & Sparkle – The Main Event” will become our largest fundraising event,” says Gardin. “Funds raised will support local programs and services for families and children, and $10 from each ticket sold will support the BIAWE program, Helmets on Kids. We hope to create more awareness about concussions and educate the public about who to call when they need help with a brain injury diagnosis and treatment.”
“Brain Injury is the leading killer and disabler of people under the age of 45 and is usually predictable and preventable,” adds Laura Kay, Executive Director for BIAWE. “The Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County is committed to enhancing the lives of residents of Windsor and Essex County affected by acquired brain injury through education, awareness and support. ”
“Sports & Sparkle – The Main Event” takes place at the Caboto Club with a meal to remember, sports demonstrations and a silent auction and more! This evening has all the makings of a gala with fine food, entertainment and décor with options on your attire (sports and/or sparkle) and interactive games for prizes.
Picture walking into the venue with cheerleaders cheering, drummers drumming and people dressed in team jerseys and others in semi-formal attire – the Pep Rally atmosphere is sure to set the mood. Local band, The Brilliancy, plays after dinner, followed by dancing with DJ Mr. D.
As well, the “Sports & Sparkle” auction will likely be one of the most memorable parts of the evening along with a signed Gordie Howe jersey up for grabs!
The $85 tickets are expected to sell out quickly for this one of a kind event, so be sure to purchase yours early.
For tickets/sponsorship information please email: email@example.com. Visit their website: BIAWE.com/Sports-Sparkle-March-29-2014 or the “Facebook” event page to find out who is confirmed and for sneak peak highlights.