The 2017 Heroes Gala Takes Place on June 17th
The Lake Nona Rotary Club is throwing a gala to support local law enforcement. Some of our local public servants have been nominated for awards which will be presented at the event. The gala will take place at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. The event is just around the corner and at the time of this writing is nearly sold out. Fast-acting residents may still be able to secure a seat at a table, though: Rotary Gala Tickets.
One particular hero was involved in responding to the PULSE tragedy. Lieutenant Scott Smith was one of the first responders onscene and also helped pin down the attacker to bring an end to the nightmarish attack. Another local hero was also involved in helping during the PULSE tragedy. However, at the gala, he is being rewarded for bravery. Master Sergeant Deputy Jeffrey Riggs saved an entire family from a retention pond near a local road.
All of Orlando is coming together to be #OrlandoStrong and stand unified against acts of terror such as the PULSE tragedy. The Rotary Club has chosen to dedicate the inaugural Heroes Gala towards the victims, law enforcement, and the families of those impacted by the event as well as the officers and their families who keep our streets safe at no small risk to their own lives.
The Rotary Club of Lake Nona would love for you to join them at the event to help celebrate and appreciate our heroes. Chief of Police John Mina, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, District 1 Commissioner Jim Gray, Dr. Deborah German, Dean of the UCF College of Medicine, and Bobby Mitchell will all be in attendance.
Limited seats are still left so if you would like to attend this wonderful event, please don’t delay as it will sell out soon: