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About the Gala



We are excited to share the news about the upcoming, reimagined Gala for Kids On The Go. The biennial Gala held since 2008 supports 38 free therapy programs for children with special needs here in the Metro Detroit area and beginning this summer, in Traverse City. Impacted by the uncertainty presented by COVID-19 the 2020 Gala has been transformed into the Bandstand Battle Gala! With a new band showcase format and virtual delivery, we are looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to “open” our doors and share all the good things happening at our organization during this week-long event!

On November 1st, one week prior to the live broadcast, the Bandstand Battle will begin with the performance releases of six selected bands. Determined by the week-long vote, the top three bands will be announced and a second performance will be featured during the live broadcast of the Bandstand Battle Gala on November 7th. Then YOU, the Gala guest, will determine the winning band! Additionally, "guests" will be able to bid on silent and live auctions through online bidding during the broadcast.  

We have assembled an incredible team for the Bandstand Battle. Together with our Kids On The Go Development and Event Teams, we are joined by Detroit’s own, Broken Blanket Media to ensure a professionally produced program, Brandon Roux of WDIV joins us again as emcee, and Wade Leist as Benefit Auctioneer. We also have partnered with MotorCity Casino and Cheese to Please to provide appetizers to the viewing parties! Register to attend at no-cost or choose to host a Viewing Party by visiting the Register/Support page! 

 All proceeds of the Gala will benefit Kids On The Go. Since 1999, Kids On The Go has been providing therapy to children (3-17 yrs) with special needs at no cost to their families.


Invitation

Invitations are in the mail, but no need to wait--take a peek at the digital copy below!


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