By Yuliani Sutedjo and Kathleen Tarr
Knightly News Reporters
The Knightly News Media Club will volunteer with the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania to help with its 27th Annual Sapphire Gala on March 3.
The purpose of the gala is to raise money and to support the association’s vision, mission and goals.
That mission is “To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” The association’s vision is “A world free of lung disease.”
Members have sought to achieve their goals through many events, such as the LUNG FORCE Walk, Pasta Run and the gala.
The 27th Annual Sapphire Gala will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill, from 6 to 11 p.m.The Sapphire Gala will include a variety of games, a live and a silent auction, and other entertainment.
Entertainment options will be provided by Famous Rumors. Participants from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio will perform a tango.
Some of the silent auction packages are San Francisco Wine Country; Alaska – The Call of Wild; The Wine, Wonder and Romance of France; and tropical Costa Rica.
The live auction will include trips featuring castles of Ireland, a Greek Island adventure and James Bond’s secret hideaways.
The games will include heads or tails, wine pull, and Leitzel’s Jewelry lock box.
For the heads or tails, audience will purchase a flashing bracelet for $20 to participate. Audience members who participate will be asked to stand up. If a guest participating has the right side of the coin, then he or she will remain standing. The last person standing wins.
The wine pull will cost $20 and audience members can pick any number, and based on that number, they will get wine that matches the number.
For the Leitzel’s Jewelry lock box, there will be approximately 200 keys, and any member of the audience can purchase a key for $20. Then they will try the keys they bought to see whether they open a box. If the box opens, then the owner of the key wins the jewelry inside.
“We currently have approximately 200 participants to date (as of Feb. 7),” according to Kayla Juba, development coordinator at the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania. “We are anticipating approximately 300-350 attendees and more than a dozen local businesses to participate in this year’s event.”
Gala tickets cost $125 each. They can be purchased online. Once on the page, click on the Register Here link, in the left column..
Knightly News media club members say they are looking forward to volunteering at this the event.
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Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.