Gala benefits Victoria Special Olympics

Friday Night Lights Gala features a four-course dinner, silent auction, celebrity athletes, photo booth and autograph station

A special evening of “fun and inspiration” will support Victoria Special Olympics athletes.

The Friday Night Lights Gala features a four-course dinner, silent auction, celebrity athletes, photo booth and autograph station.

Special Olympics is a worldwide organization providing sport training and competition for individuals with an intellectual disability.

In Greater Victoria, Special Olympics trains 250 athletes, ranging in age from seven to 73, in 19 different sports programs. There are more than 150 volunteers involved with the organization.

Special Olympics fundraising coordinator Patti Anthony expects 200 people at Friday Night Lights Gala which will feature guest speakers former Olympian Simon Whitfield, Victoria Eagles coach Anthony Pluta, among others. Musical entertainment will be provided by Craig Henderson Trio and Tristan Thompson. A dance follows.

Friday Night Lights Gala is April 10 at Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec St, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are $95 and available online  at selectyourtickets.com or by phoning Patti Anthony at 250-589-3690.