Annual gala honors Long Beach leaders

May 14, 2018 by  

The 42nd annual Reaching for the Stars gala awards dinner is taking place next month in Long Beach. The event is presented by and is a fundraiser for the Disabled Resource Center.

The awards are given to individuals, businesses and community organizations in the Long Beach area that have helped to improve the lives of those living with disabilities.

The evening will likely start off with a cocktail reception where guests and nominees can network with one another. It will be followed by a sit-down dinner and the awards presentations. There will also be a raffle.

There are four awards to be handed out during the event: the Jerry Stein Independent Living Award, Civic Leadership, Community Services, and the Outstanding Military Veteran Scholarship.

Sponsorships are available from $750 up to $5,000; sponsors will have their names printed in the event program and will be recognized on signage at the event. Sponsorship includes a table for eight with a sign for $800.

Long Beach print shops are often asked to provide printed invitations for important events such as these as well as any signs that will be displayed.

The Reaching for the Stars Gala will be held at the Grand Event Center on June 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $100 each. For the most up-to-date information, or to become a sponsor, call 562-427-1000

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