Wow, what a night!
Over the years, we have hosted many events. They tend to be all consuming for months, with the uncertainty of how they will go.
As we all gathered at The Automobile Gallery on Valentine's Day, we were once again 'wowed' by the power of community, support and love.
There were dozens of memorable highlights including a surprise welcome video from Jay Leno and once again Board member, Darrel Burnett worked his magic as the nights Master of Ceremonies. Gary Leidich featured his 1963 Chevy (with 11 original miles!), the family of Bob Nueske shared his Dark Knight and the Gallery showcased an amazing selection of automobiles and its unique space.
|Darrel Burnett highlighted the life of Bob Nueske and his passion for automobiles,including his Bentley Dark Knight|
|Gary Leidich of Painesville, Ohio shared his story of his treasured 1963 Chevy with WBAY-TV 2|
Our 2014 Brian LaViolette Scholarships recipient, Kelly Szczepanski shared how she makes the most of every day and the impact that Brian's Foundation has made on her life.
Lee and Kathy Anderson and Red Lewis received the Brian LaViolette Spirit Award for all they do for the Foundation and the community.
And have we mentioned Bill Jartz? Wow, what an amazing person and auctioneer.
Throughout the evening there were many laughs, tears of support and the power of love.
Executive Director, Kim LaViolette
As I shared with the guests that night, 23 years ago, we never would have thought that losing Brian would have turn into a love story. There is no other way to describe it. Our Keys to our Heart event was just one chapter in it.
Please check out all the stunning photos from the night here. Thank you Bloom Photography by Kara!! Our guests can download them for free by click the down arrow on the photo.