Proceeds from the event directly support programs and services at PARC.
ST PETERSBURG, FL – PARC will hold its 52nd Annual Black Tie Gala on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, the event will be from 6pm until 11pm.
This year’s Evening of Purpose will be a continuation of the traditional Annual Black Tie Gala that has been around PARC for over 50 years. There will be inspirational stories, specially prepared Chef gourmet dishes, silent and live auctions, and entertainment provided by the Bay Kings Band. In addition to this, the Inspired Artist Studios Choir will be performing during the event.
The long-standing event focuses on raising critical funds for the numerous programs and services that the organization offers. These programs and services include but are not limited to: Residential Housing for almost 100 individuals, Early Intervention programming for children as young as 2 months old with developmental delays, Art and Music Therapies that encourage PARC’s clients to express themselves through the arts, and Adult Life Enrichment Programs that include a variety of daily activities and opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to earn hourly wages working in our production facility.
“Our programs help adults and children focus on what they can do rather than what they are unable to do,” said Michelle Detweiler, CEO of PARC. “As an organization and a community, we share a powerful belief that all persons can experience life to the fullest and this unforgettable night makes it happen.”
Every year, PARC partners with local businesses and residents in the community that believe in PARC’s mission and strive to help make Black Tie a success. Partnerships and tickets are still available! For more information contact, Maria Christiano, Manager of Events and Volunteers, MChristiano@parc-fl.org, 727.341.6962.
PARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children & adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. PARC provides over 40 programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. 3190 Tyrone Boulevard North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 | (727) 345-9111 | www.parc-fl.org