Candles, Tapas AND Donations
Oh, how can I describe our One Child Gala Fundraiser? There were Tears, Laughter, Testimonies, Awards, Food & Cheers!
Let me begin by giving my deepest thanks to Rothwell, Gornt Companies and Chris & Jocelyn Shelton for hosting the One Child Gala at their exclusive and mysterious mansion, the Palms Estate, LLC. The Estate was the perfect venue for this elegant and special evening where WHY Ranch raised $17,920.00! That’s the kicker… Rothwell, Gornt Co. opened their hearts even further and MATCHED EVERY DOLLAR donated that evening making the Grand Total $35,840.00!! My Staff, Volunteers and Diamond’s in the Rough students are so overwhelmed by RG companies’ incredible generosity. Brings tears to my eyes even today!
Everyone at the Gala was touched by the stories that happen at WHY Ranch… and the lives touched in our community. Alicia shared her thoughts and gratitude for WHY Ranch. She is featured in our upcoming WHY Ranch “ONE” Documentary to be released this fall. Deanna Iniquez, Lauren & Lindsey Sokolowski and each of the performers shared how their journey with WHY Ranch has shaped their futures. Here’s a Secret…. keep an eye out for Lauren Sokolowski… she’s training with past Dressage Olympians to achieving her dream to compete in the Olympics!!!
Entertainers J. Teddy Johnson, Lizette & Jessica Sundvick and our Main Performer, Lisa Cash Hanson rocked the room all night long!
Attendees rose to their feet clapping in support of our little Hannah after she struggled through her speech… she has Dislexia and has made enormous improvements with self-esteem and confidence while at WHY Ranch. She Read Word for Word her Entire Speech… she took her time, but stood victorious!
Rothwell, Gornt Companies; Chris & Jocelyn Shelton and Rick & Denise Klein were presented awards for their generous donation to WHY Ranch. Lauren Sokolowski was presented with the “True Grit” award for maintaining Character while facing adversity; Lindsey Sokolowski was presented the Advocacy & Integrity Award for standing up to bullies and encouraging those being bullied.
I would be remiss if I failed to thank ALL of our Sponsors: Rothwell, Gornt Companies; Chris & Jocelyn Shelton; On Scene; The Klein Team; Firefly; The Printrite Group; Valley Press; Wyland Gallaries Worldwide; WC Equestrian; IFA; Cartoon Vegas; Congressman Joe Heck; Viva La Diva; IFA; Randall Cunninham; UNLV Running Rebels; Carol Troesh; Mayesh Wholesale Florist & Jovani Designs.
THANK YOU ALL for an unforgettable Evening!
Missed the Event? There’s still time to make an impact in our community through WHY Ranch… We open our program again this fall… but, so much more to look forward to in our community. Keep up on the latest news, sign up for our newsletter & find out how to donate & volunteer: www.Whyranch.org
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