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Fore! the Children

The “Golf Ball Gala” swung big initiatives for kids in need.

Chairman of the Board David Gallo, Co-Chairs Jeanne Gallo and Melissa Manthey and Board Member Tristan Manthey

Photographed by Kenny Martinez

The “Golf Ball Gala” helped drive local communities forward again this year with a fun-filled evening of live entertainment, great auction items and dining. This year, Jeanne Gallo and Melissa Manthey co-chaired the gala and Damien Serauskas served as Master of Ceremonies.

The band D Play played as guests perused myriad auction items, including: an opportunity to caddie for reigning FedEx Cup Champion and 2013 Zurich Classic Champion Billy Horschel in the 2015 Zurich Classic Pro-Am; exclusive New Orleans Saints Pre-Game Tunnel Team Experience and Plaza Club Level tickets for four; Darius Rucker and Hootie & the Blowfish signed guitar; an all-inclusive Sugar Bowl Package for two, including game tickets, Hilton accommodations, Drago’s gift certificate and Sugar Bowl Gala tickets; a framed autographed Drew Brees jersey; a party for 40 at Acme Oyster House; an Anthony Davis-autographed Pelicans jersey and more than $5,000 worth of wine featuring a raffle for more than 40 bottles.

Students at St. Michael Special School designed and produced the centerpieces and table decorations for this event. The Fore!Kids Foundation dedicates 100 percent of proceeds and donations towards programs for children in need. 




What: 15th annual “Golf Ball Gala,” benefiting the Fore!Kids Foundation
When: Friday, October 24
Where: Hyatt Regency


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