Annual Scholarship Gala sells out, continues fundraising tradition

The South Plains College community will once again gather to support scholarship funding during a night of festivities.

The 20th Annual SPC Scholarship Gala, which has now been sold out for the first time, is set for Feb. 22. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Mallet Event Center in Levelland.

Hosted by the SPC Foundation, the Gala is an event dedicated to raising money for SPC student scholarships. All proceeds from event activities will fund efforts to continue supporting current and future SPC students.

The Gala will provide many opportunities, such as raffles and auctions, for guests to win many different prizes. During the live auction, which will be conducted by Jeff Oswalt from Abernathy, guests can bid on several items, including sports memorabilia, art, and Moonlight Musical tickets.

Guests will also get the opportunity to witness a performance by SPC alum Josh Abbott and the rest of the Josh Abbott band. SPC alum Christy Hartin of KCBD-TV will also be present at the Gala to deliver a Special Scholarship Appeal.

The SPC Foundation will also recognize Ray and Donna West from Midland for their many contributions toward SPC and their establishment of six scholarships, including the Scholarship for American Heroes Endowment and the Ray and Donna West Bailey County Scholarship. The couple will be awarded with the Pacesetter Award for their achievements.

Stephanie Smith, alumni relations coordinator, says that scholarships were important when she was a student, and the Gala is a huge contributor to SPC.

“This event could not be possible without our community leaders,” said Smith.   

For more ways to contribute to the Gala, contact Julie Gerstenberg, director of development and alumni relations, at (806) 716-2020.

Posted by Adán Rubio

Staff writer for the Plainsman Press.

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