30th Anniversary Gala
Our first virtual event was a success thanks to the talents of Duneland Media productions. Over 1,000 participants joined us virtually to watch the talents of five comedians from all over the country. Actor Alan Ruck joined us for a live interview to talk with WIMS AM 1420’s Ric Federighi. Volunteers, foster parents, clients, former kids, and youth joined us to share their stories with the community.
Contestant Nick Hoff took home the first-place prize and Michael Harrison was voted into second place. We would like to thank all the comedians for submitting their videos and entertaining us for the evening. Contestants included Sam Rossi, Big Jake Hovis, John Cessna, Michael Harrison, and Nick Hoff. All the comedians were incredibly funny, and we would recommend you check them out!
Thank you to Albano’s Pizza System for providing dinner to ticket holders and The Bottle Shop for providing beverages. Dinner and drinks added a special bonus to the people who purchased tickets to support Family Advocates.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Horizon Bank, Friedman & Associates, Duneland Media, WIMS AM 1420, Swanson Center, Tonn and Blank Construction, NiSource Charitable Foundation, NIPSCO, Qubit Networks, Northwest Health La Porte, La Porte County Prosecuting Attorney, Sauers Buick GMC, Todd Connor & Andrew Tourney, VS Engineering, Cardinal Point, La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Guy DiMartino Law, MC Doors, Maple City Dentistry, Applegate & Company, Lawerence Zimmer & Ted Perzanowski, IBEW Local 531, General Insurance Services, Cender & Company LLC, MTM Realty Group, MTM Long Beach Realty, Kevin Noland & Tim King, Centier Bank,& Kesling & Rocke Orthodontics.