Angel Warriors hosting gala in March

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A new Alabaster-based nonprofit organization providing services to area special-needs individuals and their families will be hosting a fundraiser gala in early March to support the organization’s cause.

The Angel Warriors Foundation will host its first “A Night for the Angels” gala on Saturday, March 4, from 6-10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover.

In addition to dinner, the event will feature a silent auction, guest speaker Noah Galloway, comedy from Comedienne Joy, music by Los Dos and more. Jackets are required for the event, according to the dress code.

The Angel Warriors program “exists to help nurture individuals with special needs and multiple disabilities, so that they may realize their full potential and build their futures,” according to the organization.

All profits from the gala will be used to support Angel Warriors activities and events, a special-needs playground in the city, an accessible miracle field and a special-needs summer camp, said Angel Warriors President and CEO Jamia Alexander-Williams.

Several levels of sponsorships, as well as tickets, are now available for the event:

-Individual tickets for open seating are $65 apiece.

-Warrior Angels supporting sponsor level is $500, and includes table signage at the event, recognition in the gala’s program and a reserved table for six.

-Celestial Angels major sponsor level is $1,250, and includes recognition during the gala, a quarter-page advertisement in the event’s program and a reserved table for eight.

-Shining Angels title sponsor level is $2,500, and includes recognition during the gala, a half-page advertisement in the event program, table signage and a reserved table for 10.

-Guardian Angels presenting sponsor level is $5,000, and includes recognition as a lead sponsor during the gala, a full-page advertisement in the event program, recognition on social media and the Angel Warriors’ website and two reserved tables for 10.

The gala will mark the Angel Warriors’ second major event, after the organization held a sensory-friendly Christmas celebration for autistic children and adults and individuals with multiple disabilities in early December 2016. The Christmas celebration drew nearly 40 volunteers and dozens of participants to the Alabaster First United Methodist Church’s Restore building.

To learn more about the gala and the Angel Warriors Foundation, and to purchase tickets for the gala, visit Angelwarriorsfoundation.org/