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Sep 12, 2017

The Hargrove Foundation will host its third annual gala, “The Sky is Not the Limit”, on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at the Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile, Alabama. We are privileged to have world-renowned astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, USN Ret. as our keynote speaker for this year’s event. Cocktail festivities will begin at 6 pm with a seated dinner to follow.

During his record-breaking year in space, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly captivated the world while laying the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration. And while science was at the core of Kelly’s groundbreaking expedition—it is his life lessons and personal stories from 229 miles above Earth and the path that led him there that provide such valuable advice on pushing one's own limits. Captain Kelly is author of the memoir, “Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars” which will be released in Fall 2017 and will be available at the gala. Signed copies are included as part of our partnership program.

“We are excited to hear from Captain Scott Kelly this year,” says Steve McClure, communications chair of the Hargrove Foundation. “Not many can say they’ve been to space, and Captain Kelly has spent a great deal of time there. I know there is a lot to learn from someone with such a unique perspective.”

Proceeds from the event will be directed to the HAT Project, dedicated to helping mobility limited children achieve more independence through the use of adaptive cars. To learn more about Hargrove’s Adaptive Toy Project, visit hargives.org/hat-project.

For guests that may choose to stay at The Battle House Hotel, a special event group rate is available for two days prior and after the event. Ticket and partnership details can be found online at hargrovefoundation.org/2017-foundation-gala.

The Hargrove Foundation is the charitable link of the Hargrove family of companies, and is funded by the generosity of teammates and donors.  Working as one team to support the communities in which we live and work, the Foundation is Hargrove’s vehicle for making a true difference in the lives of others. The Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization and supports the following four sectors: education, arts and culture, qualified sports activities, and health and human services.  For more information, visit hargrovefoundation.org.

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