Medawar Jewelers will present the annual Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Grand Blanc Motorcars in Grand Blanc, Mich. All proceeds will benefit Whaley Children’s Center’s (WCC) nationally accredited residential and clinical programs for children who have suffered from extreme abuse and neglect.
The Tux & Tennies Gala is one of WCC’s three major annual fundraisers and will be a celebration of WCC’s 90th Anniversary. It will feature live entertainment by Yacht Rock Revue, cocktail hour, dinner, a wine cork raffle, Super Card Raffle, as well as a live and silent auction. “Our team and the planning committee has worked tirelessly to ensure this event is a success,” said Mindy Prusa, President and CEO at Whaley Children’s Center. “It is always wonderful to see the community come together to support our children and help us give them a place to call home.”
Gala sponsors so far include Medawar Jewelers; Grand Blanc Motor Cars; Stat EMS; Dental Care Team -‐ Dr. Jarjoura; Townsquare Media; Rebecca Bartley with Icon Mortgage Lending; Fritz and Tammy Bruening; Disc Replay; DKG Consulting; Flint Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Center -‐ Walter Barkey, M.D.; The Frederick and Stella Loeb Trust administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank; Signs By Crannie; Landaal Packaging; AdsPlus Printing Center; Zonta Club of Greater Flint; Edible Arrangements; Doescher Advisors; Brown and Brown Insurance; BMW Financial Services; Hurley Children’s Hospital; Community Foundation of Greater Flint; DW Lurvey Construction; FUNchitecture; Goyette; Mike Manley; Fox 103.9 and My City Magazine.
Individual tickets can be purchased in advance for $200, and table reservations (seats 8) can be purchased for $1,500. To make a donation, or to purchase tickets or table reservations, contact Special Events Coordinator Casey Schlinker at 810-600-0125 or CSchlinker@WhaleyChildren.org.
Whaley Children’s Center is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1926 that provides residential child care services to children age 5-17 years old who have suffered chronic and profound abuse and neglect. The services provided to children and families include residential treatment, group homes, and family counseling and aftercare service. To learn more about Whaley Children’s Center, visit www.whaleychildren.org.