7th Annual Grand Gala Is A Success

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: May 5, 2008

***image8***LOUISVILLE, Kty. — The Seventh Annual Grand Gala welcomed some of the top professionals in their field to the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby held in Louisville, Kentucky.

***image12***The Grand Gala was held at 8 p.m. at the Galt House East. Celebrities walked the Red Carpet which started with the sounds of drums playing and screaming fans on the exterior to the venue.

Celebrities like Super Bowl Champion New York Giants Michael Strahan and model Nicole Murphy, ‘Bad Boys II’ actress Gabrielle Union, ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ actress Tichina Arnold, NBA legend Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, NBA All-Star Guard for the Miami Heat Dwyane Wade, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Byron Leftwich, and Houston Texans safety Will Demps to name a few ***image9*** This year’s entertainment was none other than the Grammy award winning group Earth, Wind & Fire. Celebrities and fans alike danced to their soulful groove.

Other celebrities who enjoyed Saturday’s event: NBA legend, Michael Jordan, Houston Texans defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, Tennessee Titans quarterbackVince Young, Host and Producer Access Hollywood Jamal Munnerlyn, and Kings of the Evening’ actress Lynn Whitfield.

Proceeds from the Grand Gala benefit the 828 Foundation which identifies and supports several non profits, some of which include United Negro College Fund, Young Life, Youth Alive and OASIS Life Center.