Black tie gala featuring awesome food and cocktails, a special guest speaker, live music, dancing, a silent auction and casino night
Help us recognize the multitude of police, fire and volunteer organizations that came from all over to help us through the aftermath of the Rowlett Christmas tornado.
ABOUT THE FIRST RESPONSE APPRECIATION GALA
We’re expecting representatives from many of the over 75 municipal agencies that responded to the 12-26-15 tornado aftermath to come and be thanked and recognized for sending units in to help Rowlett in its greatest time of need.
We’ve invited members from over 50 volunteer organizations that offered assistance. And we’re throwing a big party for them all!
The First Response Appreciation Gala will present municipal agencies with a plaque made from authentic tornado wood recognizing their efforts. This is something we hope they will hang proudly in their departments and let it be a reminder of how their communities helped ours.
We’ll also provide certificates of recognition for the many other organizations that we are so deeply indebted to.
Proceeds from ticket sales, silent auction, tax-deductible donations, and casino games will provide initial funding for the Rowlett Strong Foundation. Our foundation will continue to grow with additional fundraisers and the annual appreciation gala and will eventually be able to provide grants for officers and fire fighters from the police, fire and EMS agencies that responded to our needs, in their future times of need. We want to show them that our gratitude doesn’t end when the recovery ends.
If you need overnight accommodations, the Hyatt Place is making a block of rooms available at a special price. Please look for this information in the email confirmation you will receive after you purchase your tickets.
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Sponsorships are available to help us pull off this huge event. Your sponsorship will help us pay for awards, food, decor and all the other expenses that go into throwing an event like this. It will provide visibility for your company and further show the community that you care. Rowlett Strong, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Use the contact form below for information on available sponsorships and pricing.