Capitol Hill Village’s 10th annual “fun” fundraiser will take place on March 10. Gala organizers, noting that it will take place during baseball’s spring training, decided to honor the national pastime with the theme “It Happens Every Spring: Batter Up!” The baseball theme will be prominent throughout, highlighting the fact that this summer, DC’s Nationals Park will be the host of the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game.
The event will take place at St. Mark’s Church, 301 A St. SE, thus returning to the venue of the first “Starlight Gala” a decade before and run from 7 to 10:30 p.m. The Gala has always been known as a formal affair, but this year baseball gear and caps will also be appropriate, and attendees can don the colors of their favorite team.
The church’s nave will be the centerpiece of the fest, dubbed “The Stadium,” with an emcee to liven up the crowd and a DJ for dancing into the night. Food will consist of a buffet of light fare and libations, and a live auction of several prestigious prizes will again be a featured part of the program.
The Baxter Hall at St. Mark’s (“The Dugout”) will provide space for bidding on several silent auction items. These will include the usual intriguing set of vacation homes and numerous “Salon Dinners,” a signature Gala item where attendees bid (typically $75 to $100) to break bread with fascinating local celebrities and speakers in distinctive Capitol Hill homes.
This season, reservations are $125 per person, and corporate sponsorships are also available. For more information visit the website: www.capitolhillvillage.org/gala or contact Gala Chair Linda Goodman at [email protected] or CHV’s Executive Director Molly Singer at [email protected].