26th annual NiteFlite Gala to return to Scottsdale

Picture from the 2014 NiteFlite Gala (Submitted photo)

Picture from the 2014 NiteFlite Gala (Submitted photo)

This October marks the 26th annual NiteFlite Gala hosted by the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club.

The highly anticipated semi-formal event will be a block party in the Entertainment District of Old Town on Saturday, Oct. 10, according to a press release. More than 2,500 people are expected to mingle in and around Hi-Fi Kitchen and Cocktails, Bottled Blonde, The District and LiveWire.

The gala will feature live entertainment, classic cars, signature dishes from the Valley’s finest restaurants, and a raffle; all while benefiting more than a dozen local children’s charities including the event’s primary charity partner, Playworks, stated the release. Playworks is a nonprofit that partners with elementary schools to create a place for every kid on the playground—a place where every kid belongs.

Photo from 2014 NiteFlite Gala (Submitted photo)

Photo from 2014 NiteFlite Gala (Submitted photo)

NiteFlite is the club’s signature fundraising event of the year. Over the past quarter century plus, NiteFlite has raised millions of dollars for local charities with last year’s event raising more than $350,000, the release stated.

Scottsdale Active 20-30 was founded with the single objective of supporting children’s charities. By hosting special events, this non-profit club draws the community together to raise funds for and to educate our citizens about the financial, medical, and emotional needs of Arizona’s children.

The club provides young adults with an opportunity to impact the community by improving the quality of life for special needs children while fostering personal growth, friendships, networking skills and leadership development.

NiteFlite also includes one of Arizona’s longest running charity golf tournaments, according to the release.

On Friday, Oct. 9, the Camelback Golf Club will host this year’s tournament. Individual tickets for NiteFlite and the golf tournament are available at scottsdale2030.org/niteflite. Golf and Gala sponsorship packages are also available.

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