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Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala

February 18

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to eliminating child abuse, will host its 19th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala on February 18th, 2023, at The Phoenician, in Scottsdale. The organization’s signature fundraising event draws celebrities, dignitaries and donors from across America to support Childhelp’s lifesaving programs, which have served more than 12 million children through 63 years.

Grammy-award winner Clint Black is the headline entertainment for the gala, which will be emceed by television personalities Melissa Peterman and Rex Linn. Other acts include Western swing great Red Steagall, Nate Nathan & The MacDaddy-os, Rosevelt Rawls, and Steve Amerson. The gala will include dinner, dancing and a live auction to benefit the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona, which has provided treatment, intervention and investigation services to around 150,000 child survivors of abuse and neglect since opening in 1998.

Among those honored at the gala will be ‘the Queen of Country’ Reba McEntire, who will receive the Childhelp Woman of the World Award; Dream City Church Pastor Tommy Barnett, who will receive the Childhelp Man of the World Award; and the driving school Track Rekord will receive the Childhelp Nellie Jackson Award. Sheila and Mike Ingram are chairing the event with co-chairs Kim and Rod Cullum, and vice chairs Carol and Jim Hebets. The theme for the event, “Giddy Up For Kids,” speaks to the use of equine-assisted therapy at Childhelp’s residential villages for abused and neglected children and the occasional pony visitors to the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona.

Childhelp reaches tens of thousands of Arizona children and families each year through the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona; its prevention education program, Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe; its international child abuse helpline, the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD; childhelphotline.org); and other Childhelp programs and services, which serve children and families nationwide.

To learn more about the Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala and for sponsorship opportunities, contact Katrina DeBaker at kdebaker@Childhelp.org or call 480-922-8212.


The Phoenician
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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