More than 300 guests attended the 12th annual Celebration of Hope Gala presented by Felix Sabates’ Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte on Saturday, March 7 at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge. We are pleased to share that the event raised over $162,000 for the March Forth with Hope Foundation!
The 007 James Bond theme was incorporated throughout the event and our gala chair Kevin Donnalley hosted the event in the role of Special Agent 0065 in honor of his Panthers jersey number. We are honored that Donnalley has chaired this event since its inception in 2003.
“This was our biggest event yet and the energy and support for the March Forth With Hope mission was so inspiring,” said Donnalley. “Our generous sponsors and guests really made this a banner year! We are so excited to be able to financially help more families dealing with a health crisis.”
A few of the top selling auction items that raised a combined $32,000 included:
• A Primland resort experience
• Luke Kuechly stadium tour
• Coach Ron Rivera game day experience
To all of our guests, sponsors and supporters … THANK YOU!