The Workers' Compensation Institute (WCI) will host its 4th annual WCI Give Kids the World benefit gala on Aug. 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Orlando (Fla.) World Marriott.
Proceeds from the event go to Give Kids the World, a Kissimmee, Fla.-based storybook-themed village that hosts seriously and often terminally ill children and their families for a week while they enjoy Orlando’s theme parks, all free of charge.
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The gala event includes a sit-down dinner, silent auction and entertainment by the Dueling Pianos. The silent auction will have items that include hotel stays, sports memorabilia, jewelry and much more. Individual tickets are $50 each, while a table of 10 is $450. (To purchase tickets, visit the event page on WCI's website and enter the number of tickets in the purple box.)
Those wishing to make a donation for the silent auction can do so via WCI. For those interested in sponsoring the event, levels range from $250 to $5,000.
WCI's Workers' Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) willl be held Aug. 6-10 at the Orlando World Marriott. The dinner follows the Institute's Saturday volunteer day at Give Kids the World; conference attendees are encouraged to participate. So many conference attendees volunteered in 2016 — nearly 500 people — that the volunteer effort expanded to span three days.
Special hotel rates of $99 for Friday and Saturday nights will be given to those who register and attend the gala; those interested can visit WCI's dedicated web page for more information.
Below, PC360 talks to Brad Loewen, whose family's lives were changed forever after their trip to Give Kids the World in the winter of 2009.