HOUSTON – On Friday, May 8, the inaugural Stay at Home Gala – Houston will be held to support the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

The Stay at Home Gala – Houston is being organized by the tournament staff of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, an ATP Tour tennis tournament that is normally held in April at River Oaks Country Club.

The gala evening, while being socially distant, promises to deliver a big night out while staying in. Participants are encouraged to put on formal tops while wearing comfortable bottoms, and serve up a meal on their finest dinnerware while enjoying a fun and entertaining program via video conference.

The entertainment portion of the evening will include sports stars as well as a variety of musical acts. The two-hour event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the gala begin at $25 and can be purchased at https://trellis.org/stay-at-home-gala-houston. Less a small processing fee, proceeds will benefit the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

When purchasing the ticket, participants can choose to select an “add on” package to also purchase a to-go order dinner from one of the event’s restaurant partners: The Annie Cafe & Bar, Collina’s Italian Cafe, Frank’s Americana Revival Restaurant & Bar, and Goode Co.

“Giving back to the community while also having a fantastic time are two hallmarks for us when we host world class tennis in Houston,” said Tournament Director Bronwyn Greer. “We really missed having the opportunity to hold our tournament as usual, but these are certainly unusual times, and that means there are many in our community who are hurting in extraordinary ways. We are thrilled to be able to put on this event to benefit those who are in need locally.”

The gala event will benefit the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, a collaborative effort of United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation. The Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund will help the most vulnerable of our neighbors meet their basic needs and will help impactful nonprofits in our area serve our community through the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic aftermath. To learn more, visit www.greaterhoustonrecovery.org.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to support Stay at Home Gala, and are proud to be able to waive our fees in order to further support the amazing work happening across Houston.” Justin Goodhew, Founder and CEO of Trellis,org, the platform being utilized to process all Gala transactions.

More information, including about sponsorship opportunities, can be found at https://trellis.org/stay-at-home-gala-houston.


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