A Night Under the Stars Gala — June 25, 2022

You won’t want to miss our 7th Annual A Night Under the Stars Gala on June 25, 2022 at the Country Club of Missouri.

We are delighted to announce Mizzou’s Director of Athletics, Desiree Reed-Francois, as our keynote speaker this year. Hired in August 2021, she brings with her more than 25 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics. Reed-Francois is the first female athletic director in Mizzou’s history, the first female athletic director in a public institution in the SEC and was the first Hispanic female and woman of color athletics director at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level.

Our Gala is always a beautiful night with silent and live auctions, inspiring speakers, a delicious dinner, and an awards ceremony recognizing several of the kids in our program for the amazing things they are doing! 

Schedule of Events:

5:30 p.m. – Open Bar and Silent Auction

7:00 p.m. – Plated Dinner and Program 

9:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

If you’re interested in attending but didn’t purchase tickets in time, please call our office at (573) 214-2600.  

Can’t attend in person? You can still participate in the silent auction from home!  Bidding will open on Thursday, June 24.  Click here to register in advance and receive updates!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Tricia Koedel at tricia [at] or (573) 214-2600 to learn more.

Star Kid Awards

Each year at our Gala we select a “Star Kid” who has been a standout participant in our program over the last year.

2021 Star Kid Award: Vella Flemming — VIDEO

2020 Star Kid Award: Jamarrion Pittman — VIDEO

2019 Star Kid Award: Elizabeth Grego — VIDEO

2018 Star Kid Award: Kaydence Ashcraft — VIDEO

2017 Star Kid Award Winner: Emmanuel Coulibaly — VIDEO

2016 Star Kid Award Winner: Aiyanna Ross — VIDEO

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