Guests at the Red Carpet Gala entered Celebration Hall at the Jacobs Center on a red carpet. They were greeted with a glass of champagne as they prepared to view the 88th Academy Awards® broadcast on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
The Academy Awards telecast, courtesy of KGTV Channel 10, the San Diego affiliate of the ABC Television network, was viewed on three large screens. Matt Mendes, a reporter for Chanel 10, shared hosting duties with the CCC’s president, Dave Kempton.
Kitchen for Good provided a delicious sit down dinner. Attendees predicted the winners, bid on Silent Auction items, participated in a trivia contest and Opportunity Drawing for the money hat added to the evening’s excitement.
Sophie Magallanez, held the winning ticket for the $200 hat which was donated by Duffy Kruspodin and created by Sue Beagle. Traci DeMarco predicted the most winners scoring 16 out of 20 to win the “Predict the Winner” contest. The photos taken by Launey LeSage, Portraits from the Heart photographer, were a great hit again as Launey brought props for guests to use to glam up their memories of the evening.
This year’s event raised enough money to send 40 San Diego children to camp this summer.
Debra Oberg, Event Chair