Gala Night A Success

February 4th, 2012

With over 240 people in attendance, the Seacoast United Foundation annual Gala Night & Auction was held at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel on Saturday evening, February 4th.  Both the Silent and Live auction included donations from various local businesses and families, consisting of vacation get-aways, gift baskets, memorabilia, and more.

A highlight of the evening was the recognition of Seacoast United’s 20th anniversary by Craig Tornberg (New England Revolution Vice President of Business Development) and Michael O’Connor (WeGotSoccer CEO).  Tornberg and O’Connor presented Seacoast United President and CEO Paul Willis with a framed New England Revolution jersey commemorating the milestone.

Although the Gala event is in its 15th year, this year was the first for the Seacoast United Foundation.  President David Baker and Executive Director Jill Egan addressed the crowd explaining how the fundraising efforts from the auctions will directly benefit the Foundation’s scholarship and community grant programs.  For more on the Seacoast United Foundation, visit their website at www.seacoastunitedfoundation.org