KultureCity Partners with Hoover Met Complex for Gala Event Raising Nearly $500,000 for Autism
Gala Event Held at Sports and Events Venue in Hoover, AL
Hoover, AL (PRUnderground) July 3rd, 2019
On June 22, 2019 The Hoover Met Complex, managed by The Sports Facilities Management (SFM), hosted ‘Kulture Ball’, an annual fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds for children on the autism spectrum. The black-tie affair was hosted by Ronny Chieng of Crazy Rich Asians fame and Trevor Noah, popular host of The Daily Show. A special performance by Arnel Pineda, lead singer of Journey was a highlight of the evening. The event hosted local dignitaries including Mayor Frank V. Brocato, Council President Gene Smith, Contract Administrator Erin Colbaugh, and Councilman Mike Shaw.
The event was an immense success and far exceeded the expectations of the KultureCity and Hoover Met Complex teams. More than 700 guests attended the event and $180,000 was raised in the live auction for a grand total of $480,000 in sponsorship and event donations from this event alone. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit KultureCity’s mission to help continue to generate awareness, acceptance, and inclusion, as well as creation of safe spaces for children and young adults on the autism spectrum.
KultureCity Co-founder Julian Maha M.D., said “KultureCity had the significant privilege of hosting our national gala in the great city of Hoover this year. We want to thank the mayor, city council, and the Finley Center for welcoming us with open arms and continually pushing the boundaries of acceptance and inclusion for all people regardless of their disabilities.”
The event was held in Hoover Met Complex’s Finley Center, a 74,000 square foot hardwood basketball and volleyball court space. Although the Finley Center is usually hosting sports events, the Kulture Ball is an example of an event the Finley Center is capable of hosting in their multi-use complex. “This is an exceptional example of how we partner for great causes in our facilities within SFM Network.” Said SFM CEO, Jason Clement. “Our venues are more than sports; can host concerts, black tie events, and banquets, and we continuously set the standard in our industry in tying sports with philanthropy and entertainment.”
For more information about the Hoover Met Complex, please visit https://HooverMetComplex.com.
About Hoover Metropolitan Complex
Hoover Metropolitan Complex is a world-class, multi-sport and event facility located in Hoover, AL just 10 miles south of Birmingham. The state-of-the-art Finley Center includes more than 83,000 square feet of uninterrupted multi-purpose space and Hoover RV Park features 170 pull-through spaces with utility hookups. The outdoor complex features five NCAA regulation-size baseball/softball fields, five multi-purpose fields suitable for NCAA regulation soccer, football, and lacrosse, 16 hard tennis courts, a playground, and splash pad. Hoover Met Complex is a member of the SF Network, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Companies.