The 4th Annual Sophia’s Heart Gala!
The annual Sophia’s Heart Gala is ALL about the kids it supports in its 5th year as a Music and Arts Program in Danny Gokey’s hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first gala occurred in 2012 with 150 participants; predominantly fans.
This year’s 4th Gala was bursting at the seams with ~350 participants, most of them associated with one of the almost 30 corporate sponsors! The event includes silent and live auctions, cocktail reception, and dinner. Danny Gokey performed a few of his songs from his albums solo, but the bulk of the night’s entertainment was the kids opening, joining Danny and ending the night’s entertainment with their high energy dances and songs. For the first time in three years (according to Danny) he performed his first single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me”.
The venue was not conducive for good pictures, but here’s a couple. The first is of Danny prepping the kids prior to their performance. The second, the band including Joshua Lutz, Maestro Lightford, Eric Ramey and Jeff Pegues. The last picture could be labeled “Where is Danny?” We could have used him wearing Waldo’s stocking cap to spot him a very full stage!
Also performed by Danny was the theme of the night “Love Will Take You Places”. Thanks to Lori Castilleja for these videos!
The following picture was taken from the night’s program. It gives an outline of the event:
One of the highlights for Ed and I was spending the evening with family and the people we’ve met through Danny over these last 6 years. Thanks for the fun and hugs to Val, Karen, Lori, Kathy, Cori, Dave, Joyce, Nicole, Marel, Ana & Leyicet. To support Sophia’s Heart you can visit their website HERE.