Giving is its own reward, which is why mayors never award mailmen the key to the city. Celebrate local heroes with this GrouponLive deal.
- $199 for one VIP ticket with cocktail reception to An Evening With The Stars (up to a $300 value)
- When: Saturday, September 14, at 5 p.m.
- Where: White Eagle Banquets
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Business attire only.
VIP tickets include admission to the fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m., full course dinner with complimentary wine, access to the entertainment and live and silent auction, access to the VIP lounge to meet, mingle, and take photos with the celebrities, stars, and honorees. The VIP lounge will have a one-hour open bar.
An Evening With The Stars
NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers hosts this evening of entertainment and philanthropy. The event raises funds for Gale Sayers Education Grants, which aids urban K–12 public schools in improving test scores, boosting academic achievements, and preparing youth for college and careers. This year's gala honors four individuals who've helped the cause, including NFL Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Viking Carl Eller, former Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions player and current Jackson State head golf coach Eddie Payton, and former Notre Dame halfback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Lattner. Also appearing is Judge Julie Robinson, who has inspired many as the first African American named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The gala also features a silent auction and an award presentation for the honorees.
Gale Sayers Center
Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers never lets up. Having racked up countless accolades in his football career, including enshrinement in the NFL Hall of Fame and making grown men cry with biopic Brian's Song, he could have just retired. But after his running back days, Sayers became a computer entrepreneur and funneled his success into founding the Gale Sayers Center. With a mission of motivation, education, and inspiration, the organization strives to modernize underfunded schools with the financial support and technology that help boost academic results. The center offers after-school and public speaking programs to prepare students for college and careers, and mentoring and motivating sessions with local leaders to encourage youth to aim high.