The Anchor Point Family Network will host their annual Celebrating Hope Gala on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at the elegant waterfront Sylvan Beach Pavilion in La Porte, Texas. This is the fifth year of this annual Gala that has sold out year after year. With the gala welcoming new Co-chairs Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Shakiba alongside its founding Event Chairs, Texas State Representative Dr. & Mrs. Greg Bonnen this will prove to be another sold-out, relaxing and elegant event to host a virtual who’s – who of the Bay Area. Anchor Point’s founding CEO, Debbie Simmons stated, “We are thrilled beyond measure that Trevor & Christina Shakiba will be joining the Honorable Dr. Greg & Kim Bonnen as Gala Co-chairs. Christina & Kim have both been faithful, long-time supporters and volunteers of the Anchor Point Family Network; it is only natural that as our event grows, we would welcome the dedicated service these two powerhouse couples bring to the table.”
The evening’s festivities include keynote speaker Mike Williams, author and humorist. Mike is the youngest born of five to an inner-city family. His oldest brother was killed at seventeen on the streets of Chicago and another brother was killed at seventeen in prison. His two sisters turned to alcohol and drugs, a turn for which they have never fully recovered. At the age of twenty-seven, he met his father for the first and last time. Mike’s mother chose to give him away in hopes that at least one of her children could have a chance at a future. Mike was adopted by a Christian couple (YFC volunteers) who had been praying for a child for over twelve years… and the fun was just about to begin.
Gala guests enjoy an elegant waterfront dining experience, musical entertainment, light-hearted games with jewelry and electronic prizes, and live and silent auctions to benefit the children and families of Anchor Point.
The Anchor Family Network is available to help families thrive through their Obria Medical Clinic, Hope Family Center, and Excellent Minds Academy. Today’s families face many challenging issues. From the moment of pregnancy through the teenage years and into adulthood, these issues impact the family unit. Anchor Point comes alongside these families to tackle these challenges and to help families thrive. Anchor Point provides free and low-cost well-woman medical services, pregnancy and parenting support services, as well as licensed therapy, family camps, education and recovery groups to struggling families in our community.
Tickets are now on sale and sponsorship opportunities are available. To support Anchor Point by becoming a table host, corporate sponsor, purchase individual tickets or to register for bidding in the online live silent auction please visit Anchor Point online at https://celebratehope.anchorpoint.us/