DUBLIN, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2016)—Four central Ohio nonprofit organizations are getting a boost in support through Embrace The First Step’s annual gala, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 27, at La Scala Italian Bistro, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, Ohio.
“Our whole purpose is to organize events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for a variety of local causes whose missions support children, animals, veterans and seniors,” said Michael Roderick, founder of Embrace The First Step. “We expect to raise over $5,000 at this year’s gala.”
This year’s gala is recognizing and supporting A Kid Again, CSW Farms Foundation, 3rd & Goal Veterans Home Aid, and The Byron Saunders Foundation. Kayla Anderson, of WBNS 10TV, is serving as master of ceremonies. Joel Kessel, former Ohio State punter and owner of Kessel Communications, is the featured guest speaker.
Cost of the event is $75 per person or $550 per table and includes dinner and two drink tickets. To secure a table or purchase a single ticket, visit http://www.embracethefirststep.org/ or call (614) 579-3966.
Embrace The First Step’s mission is to identify and organize athletic events for the benefit of deserving charities while motivating individuals to get involved and create new fundraising opportunities by helping them not only TAKE the first step, but embrace it. The organization has held 10 events raising more than $25,000 for central Ohio charities since its inception in 2014. To learn more about the organization, visit http://www.embracethefirststep.org/.