City House, a Collin County agency that has been helping at-risk youth due to abuse, neglect or homelessness for over 26 years, will be holding its biggest fundraising event of the year on Saturday, September 6, 2014 – a Black & White Masquerade Gala, presented by Albertsons.
The Gala, held at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Frisco from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm, will be hosted by honorary chair Babe Laufenberg of Channel 11 sports, with former Dallas Cowboys greats Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Randy White serving as co-chairs.
City House is excited to announce a special guest and keynote speaker for this year’s gala – Laura Schroff, New York Times Bestselling author of “An Invisible Thread,” the true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny.
Additionally, City House will be honoring USA hockey icon Mike Modano with the inaugural “Invisible Thread Award,” given for his contributions to our community, including his support and involvement with City House.
I am honored to be receiving this inaugural award from the great people at City House,” Modano said. “The work that they do with local children resonates with me and I am proud to be associated with them. I am very much looking forward to the Gala.
The Black & White Gala will include participation by some of DFW’s top sports celebrities and media, complete with a silent and live auction, with an impressive variety of great items to bid on. And for attendees who like to “roll the dice for charity” there will be casino gaming tables, as well as other games of chance. The evening will conclude with dancing to the fantastic sounds of local favorite band Cuvée.
VIP sponsorship tables seated with a local celebrity are available, as well as regular tables or individual seat tickets online by going to CityHouse.org/gala.About City House City House provides shelter and transitional living services to children from newborn-to-17 years of age and to disadvantaged young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect and homelessness. Based in Plano, City House is currently expanding its services into Frisco, with plans to open a new Transitional Living Home very soon and a second home to follow.