A Night of Food, Fun and Philanthropy

The "So you think You've Got Talent San Diego? Fundraising Gala" showcases some of San Diego's hidden talents in a fabulous night of entertainment.  
Join Old Mission Rotary along with the Francis Parker Interact Club in the beautiful Francis Parker Auditorium in Linda Vista.  Eat, drink and mingle with fellow San Diegans in a casual atmosphere while taking in the marvelous views of Mission Valley.  Attendees also have the opportunity to bid on gift packages and enter a raffle. 

Don't miss the next Gala event, our eleventh, on May 14, 2022, at the Francis Parker School Auditorium, 6501 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, 92111.  The fun begins at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
If you want to enter the talent contest the online entry form is under Links on the left side of this page.  We are looking for talent in these following categories.
·       Musical – instrumental, vocal, sol and group, any and all genres
·       Comedic – standup, sketches (clean and family-appropriate)
·       Dance – individual or group, , ballroom, tap, ballet, modern, theatrical
·       Theatrical/Variety – magic, novelty, acrobatic, special/optical illusions
The fundraiser benefits many of Old Mission Rotary's philanthropic endeavors as well as a main event beneficiary.  Past beneficiaries have included Reality Changers and the Challenge Center. 
This year for the past nine years the Event beneficiary is Thousand Smiles.  The Thousand Smiles Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation that provides free cleft lip and palate surgeries and dental care for underprivileged children in Latin America.  Currently, the Thousand Smiles Foundation Surgical/Dental Clinics are held in Ensenada, Mexico.  We have supported Thousand Smiles Foundation because we believe its mission and performance is outstanding and has earned our annual support.
Since it’s beginning in 1985 by a group of San Diego area Rotarians, over 1,700 children have received life-enhancing craniofacial reconstructive surgeries, dramatically changing their lives.  Human beings who were literally outcasts in their communities have been restored to normal, healthy and respected individuals.   In addition, over 16,000 children have received dental care, ear tubes, hearing and speech therapy at their wholly owned, state of the art clinic facility in Ensenada, Mexico.   For more information we invite you to explore their web site at http://thousandsmiles.org.
Tickets are $100 per person with $75 of the ticket value is tax deductible.
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