On Friday, Jan.15, 2021, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida (BBBSNWFL) is hosting the first virtual Big Gala from 7-8 P.M. (CST). The Big Gala 2021: Bigger Together is presented by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Although this event looks different than years past, it will still be filled with many of the fun signature elements that the community knows and loves. Virtual guests will be able to participate in the paddle raise, and silent and live auction. The entire event will be very interactive to keep virtual guests engaged.
This year’s theme is “Bigger Together.” BBBSNWFL has used that tagline throughout the unprecedented times of 2020 and wanted to focus on the celebration of overcoming a year full of challenges. BBBSNWFL is excited to expand the audience for The Big Gala 2021: Bigger Together, allowing guests from anywhere and everywhere to enjoy this evening and learn more about their mission. It has been a challenging year for everyone, but now more than ever, it is important to all come together to support one another and be bigger together.
"No one could have anticipated the challenges we had to face this year,” Said Paula Shell, president & CEO of BBBSNWFL. "The constant support from our sponsors and community partners each year is overwhelming and helps remind us of the potential youth we are defending by making Big strides within the community. We knew planning a virtual event would come with its challenges, but we are thankful for a dedicated staff, committee, and board that helped bring this to fruition. We excited for our community to tune in for our big night.”
Like years past, the silent and live auction will be done through the online bidding platform, making it simple and streamlined for all participants. BBBSNWFL is excited to offer unique, meaningful, and fun silent and live auction items. There are items such as extravagant trips to amazing themed packages that all guests will enjoy. Guests will also be the first to view a brand new and incredibly moving Vivid Bridge Studios video production.
To learn more about how to view the live stream, chance to win opportunities, and other exciting opportunities, visit www.bbbsnwfl.org/events/big-gala/
. This event benefits BBBSNWFL. All funds raised are used to support the agency’s seven programs and support current and new matches. Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, they start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential.