Last Saturday night marked H2O for Life’s 10th annual Water Ball. Nearly 300 guests and volunteers attended the celebration, which featured keynote speeches from Kim Cabrera (teacher), Brycelyn Turner (student), and Kayla Cabrera (student) from Varsity Lakes Middle School in Lehigh Acres, Florida.
The event raised over $180,000 to support our national educational outreach efforts. Huge thanks to all of you who supported us!
The night featured auction items befitting the best of bucket lists, such as an African safari, an authentic in-home Kenyan dinner party, vacations to Big Sky and Bayfield, unique dining experiences, and sports opportunities with the Wild, Timberwolves, Vikings and more.
2019 Water Ball: By the numbers
Dinner tables set: 34
Auction items: 194
Total dollars raised: $180,243
Kids Changing the World
844 million people – about 1 in 9 worldwide – lack access to safe water. At the same time, about 2.3 billion people – 1 in 3 – don’t have access to a toilet.
Kim Cabrera, a sixth grade World History and Reading teacher at Varsity Lakes Middle School in Lehigh Acres in Florida, and two of her students, Kayla Cabrera and Brycelyn Turner, spoke about their experience raising awareness for these critical issues and helping partner schools in Tanzania and Kenya.
We would like to thank our event sponsors; Kinetico Water Systems, Mains’l Services, Midway Container Inc., Graphic Resources, Stagetime Productions, Bust Out Solutions, and Abdo Eick & Meyers. A special shout out to all of our volunteers who donated countless hours to make the 2019 Water Ball one of our most successful events ever. And last, but not least, we’d like to thank all attendees and donors. You make this life-changing and life-saving work possible. We appreciate each and every one of you!