Long Beach State's annual fundraising gala, Jewels of the Night, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Jewels of the Night is the marquee event for generating revenue to support the more than 300 Long Beach State student-athletes in their quest to realize both their academic and athletic ambitions.
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On Saturday, May 3, 2014, The Walter Pyramid will host the 20th annual Jewels of the Night festivities. Hosted by the 49er Athletic Club, the fundraising division within Long Beach State's athletic department, this is the marquee event for generating revenue to support the more than 350 Long Beach State student-athletes in their quest to realize both their academic and athletic ambitions. The Jewels of the Night committee, headed by Dr. Kalim Rayburn and Eric Johnson, has set expectations high. Both huge Long Beach State Athletics supporters, they have compiled a team whose solid foundation is built via representation from the essential areas of Long Beach and its greater community. Drawing from the Long Beach Community, a base of strong local alumni, and numerous faculty, staff, and coaches, the committee is a diverse group provides valuable knowledge, leadership, and experience that when brought together will make this a fantastic event. With an array of unique auction items up for bid, delectable food from area eateries, and enjoyable live entertainment, there is no excuse to miss Jewels of the Night in 2014.
Over 35,000 Long Beach State students and an abundance of faculty and staff frequent many of our businesses in Long Beach. In addition, with countless alumni living and working in the Greater Long Beach area; there is no doubt that Long Beach State is a blessing for local commerce. Each year at Jewels of the Night, there are over 1,000 guests who fit somewhere into the aforementioned categories. By donating an auction item, an awesome opportunity is thus created for local businesses to showcase their inventory. The exposure of your product and subsequently, your company, to a vast number of our guests, coupled with the excitement your gift generates during the auction portion of the evening, makes any donation worthwhile.
In our relentless pursuit to assemble "Championships Through Scholarships," we need and are asking for help from the community of Long Beach. It does not matter what type of donation you or your business can provide, but for us to achieve our goal, we need your support. You can be sure that your gift will move us one-step closer to achieving championships while maintaining a superior level of scholarship. If you are in the position to and would like to donate to this event, please complete the enclosed auction form and return the prepaid envelope to us with your donation included. Arrangements may be made for pick-up of those items which are too large to mail. Recognition of your generosity will appear in our auction catalogue, on our website, and your establishment's name will be prominently displayed at the auction location of your donation.
A special thank you on behalf of our all our student-athletes is extended to all Jewels of the Night donors and sponsors as each student-athlete is aware that their dream of championships and scholarship would not be possible without your ardent support. Furthermore, the Long Beach State University, its athletic department staff, Dr. Kalim Rayburn and Eric Johnson and the Jewels of the Night committee would all like to thank you in advance for your kindness and compassion which undoubtedly ensure the continued success of this wonderful event. Please call (562) 985-7976 for reservations and for any questions you may have!