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Quarterbacks Tracy Bame and Joelle Hadley called the plays at the Feb. 7 gala to support
the Arizona Science Center. With them in the huddle were Chevy Humphrey, ASC president and CEO,
and Bryan Saba, ASC board chairman.
The Arizona Science Center has garnered national acclaim as one of the premiere science centers in the country. Likewise, its annual gala has become one of the Valley’s most engaging fundraising events. The formula of timing the gala to coincide with the opening of a major exhibition has proven successful for ASC over the past few years. This year’s gala coincided with the opening of “Gridiron Glory: the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” an interactive display where guests could practice their kicking and throwing skills and compare their arm and leg sizes with those of a professional football player. The exhibition came hot on the heels of the Super Bowl, which also helped to heighten the interest.
Ina Manaster worked her magic to create the dinner menu, which included a Romaine salad served in clay pots, New York Strip Steak Bordelaise, and coffee and Boston Cream donuts for dessert. During the dinner hour, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran entertained with her take on an old-school halftime show.
The only fundraising activity during the evening was a raffle, with prizes ranging from luxury jewelry to travel and a Kurt Warner and Aeneas Williams autographed footballs. Guests who bought raffle tickets sported black bandaids under their eyes.