Organizers of the May 3 Exceptional Foundation fundraiser featuring Gov. Palin as keynote speaker say that tickets for the event are now on sale, according to a report by Guy Busby in Mobile, Alabama's Press-Register:
Individual tickets for the event at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear will be $600. Sponsors tables seating 10 people will also be available for $15,000 and $10,000, organizers said. Photo opportunities with Palin will be available for purchasers of sponsors tables.For ticket information, call the foundation at 251-990-2271. The organization’s status as a nonprofit has been applied for and is pending.
Money raised by the event will go to the Exceptional Foundation of Baldwin County. The foundation is working to meet the social and recreational needs of mentally and physically challenged individuals in south Alabama. The group’s goal is to provide daily programs for children 5 and older, and adults. Planned activities include arts and crafts, team sports, exercise classes, social events and music.
"We’re really excited that Governor Palin has accepted our invitation to visit Baldwin County," Foundation President Bob Callahan Sr. said. "She is especially well qualified to speak at this event. As a mother herself of a child with Down syndrome, she can readily relate to the foundation’s mission and goals, as well as the exceptional participants and their families. She has stated repeatedly that the special needs individuals are near and dear to her heart."