All Star Charity Gala 2015



The DeBartolo Family Foundation All Star Charity Gala presented by The Laser Spine Institute returned to The Hangar at Peter O’Knight Airport for the second straight year, raising a record $1 million for the Foundation.

Eight hundred guests packed the Hangar on February 28th and mingled with more than 50 celebrities, including NFL legends Jim Brown, Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott, actor Adrian Zmed and celebrity chefs Tyler Florence and Scott Conant. The highlight of the night was illusionist David Blaine, a surprise kept from even Eddie DeBartolo, who wowed the crowd with his magic tricks.

The live auction was the most successful to date, raising over $200,000 on items including tickets to the Fight of the Century – Mayweather vs. Pacquiao in Las Vegas, two Super Bowl 50 packages, dinner by both celebrity chefs and a trip to the ever-popular Fourth of July extravaganza at the DeBartolo family’s ranch in Kalispell, MT.

To end the evening, the cocktail hour tent was transformed into an after-party, where guests danced to DJ Samantha Ronson, took photos with Blaine and snacked on chicken fingers, chicken sandwiches, french fries and milk shakes provided by PDQ and desserts compliments of Dough and Gigi’s Cupcakes.