August 5, 2014 (San Marcos, CA) – The 16th Annual Crystal Ball Gala committee met in the month of June and will continue to meet through October to finalize details on one of San Diego’s most elegant evenings of the year, to be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Proceeds will benefit Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit organization treating and preventing child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County since 1978.
Returning to the premier and private Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, the evening will include a lavish cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, dancing to one of San Diego’s top local bands, Something Simple, and one-of-a-kind live auction items.
A preview of live auction items include a trip to the 2015 Master’s Golf Tournament, NCAA Final Four Championship tickets, and a stay at the historic Waldorf Astoria in New York City. In addition, there will be an exciting line up of a silent, super silent, and premium wine auction.
With the support of the community, Casa de Amparo is able to raise significant funds to continue its programs and services. “What truly keeps me 100% motivated is raising money for Casa Kids and not wanting to see them hurt anymore. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of helping Casa Kids envision a brighter future,” said Kayleen Huffman, co-chair of Crystal Ball Gala.
2014 Crystal Ball Committee: Left to Right - Kayleen Huffman, Kim Grant, Judy Keys, Kim Fandel, Sharon Stein, Mary Ann Bosanac, Vicki Barclay, Sheri Hallis, Carolyn Konecki, Anna Leyrer
ABOUT CRYSTAL BALL GALA
In 1999, visionary Casa de Amparo patrons and community members conceived the idea of a gala that would raise substantial funds to help each Casa Kid look into his or her own crystal ball and see a brighter future. All proceeds raised at Crystal Ball Gala directly benefit Casa de Amparo’s programs and services supporting San Diego children and families affected by or at risk of child abuse or neglect.
3 Minute Video About Crystal Ball Gala: http://youtu.be/AS4_Gh2GxtU
ABOUT CASA DE AMPARO
Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo (Home of Protection) is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos. The non-profit organization annually serves 850 Casa Kids, from prenatal to 24 years old, as well as 675 families and 450 adults, through six integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include Residential Services, Counseling Services, Family Visitation, Hayward Child Development Center, New Directions, and Young Parent Network. Casa de Amparo is the San Diego Chargers Courage House, part of a national network of NFL teams and local charities dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.