Red Sneaker Gala | Warehouse 22
By DJ Cam Reeve
I recently had the incredible opportunity to be a DJ at The Hope Hero Foundation's 2nd Annual Red Sneaker Gala held at Warehouse 22 in February. This was my second year being involved. Check out the Recap Video.
The Red Sneaker Gala was all about creating an inclusive and entertaining atmosphere to raise funds and awareness for the Hope Hero Foundation. It featured a live DJ, dinner, red carpet, a silent auction, guest speakers, dancing, and plenty of fun.
The main purpose of this event was to kickstart fundraising efforts for The Hope Hero Foundation, an organization with a mission to catch kids before they fall. (Suicide intervention) They are dedicated to proactively preparing kids with the tools, mindset, and resilience to become heroes in their own life stories. Contributing to this mission means supporting initiatives that address mental health challenges, reduce anxiety and depression, and instill hope, courage, and bravery in younger generation.
- 6:00 pm - Attendees had the opportunity to take a photo on the red carpet and capture some special moments while visiting the silent auction area.
- 6:15 pm - Dave Butler, the vice president of The Hope Hero Foundation, extended a warm welcome to everyone in attendance. He encouraged guests to register and get their bidding paddles ready for the upcoming live auction.
- 6:35 pm - Laynie Anderson, Miss Greater Salt Lake's Teen, took the stage with a heartfelt rendition of "Times are Hard for Dreamers."
- 6:50 pm - Dave Butler acknowledged and expressed gratitude to the event's special sponsors. It was a moment to recognize those who had generously supported the cause. He also introduced Kennedy Quast, a former student of Elysia, who shared her courageous journey through mental health challenges and triumphs. W
- 7:10 pm - Iris, also known as Britney Holman, captured the audience with her original song, "We are Heroes." Her musical talent was a treat to have a part of the event.
- 7:45 pm - Auctions: The silent auction came to a close, and the live auction was conducted by Kevin Troutt, injecting an exciting element into the evening.
- 8:15 pm - Than around 8:15 we danced allowing attendees to unwind, celebrate the event's success, and foster connections with one another.
Being a part of The Hope Hero Foundation's 2nd Annual Red Sneaker Gala was an incredible experience. The event was a perfect blend of inspiration, entertainment, and support for a truly noble cause. The foundation's mission to empower young individuals to become the heroes of their own stories is not only commendable but also essential in today's world. It was an honor to witness the collective effort to make a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of our younger generations. Together, we can build a brighter and more resilient future for our children.
Prog Foundation - Franque Bains
• Wasatch Prints - Lee Brasher
• Now CFO - Bryan Anderson
• MaxGiving - Sariah Flores
• Oz Hutton - Marketing Sponsor
• Indigo Reimaged - Donielle Schroeder
• Infinity Photos - Brook Lyons
• Nothing Bundt Cakes - Sean Banda
• Davis Catalyst - Natalie Stromberg
• BD Catering - Mallory Geniusz
• Warehouse 22 - Jason Pickett
Photo's were take by Affinity Photo Studio