Meta Presents the 2022 Sneaker Gala with Featured Guest, Serena Williams!

We’re commemorating 50 years and you’re invited to celebrate with us! Girls Inc. of Huntsville turns 50 this year, and we’d like to take a moment to thank you for being a part of this journey with us. Because of you, we’ve been able to inspire and empower over 50,000 girls in our community since 1972.

We’re thrilled to announce that 23-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams has accepted our invitation to join us in celebrating this monumental milestone! As a result, we need your support for our Fuel Her Fire Sneaker Gala on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the Von Braun Center. This semi-formal affair has a little kick to it! Put on your best sneakers and join us as we celebrate the impact Girls Inc. has made in the lives of girls in our community.

We have a vision of empowering and equipping an additional 3,000 girls with the skills needed to become strong, smart, and bold workforce leaders. Our goal is to raise $500,000 to support our current program activities such as STEM education, academic enrichment, and support, as well as expansion efforts within the next three years. With your generous support, we can achieve this goal. Enclosed, you will find event details and sponsorship information.

So, be prepared to show off your shoe game with us! It’s time to wear your sneaker gala look and join us for an evening of celebration filled with great food, a live auction, inspirational stories, and timeless memories! We look forward to celebrating with you!

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Signature Sponsor

Fuel Her Fire VIP Reception Sponsor

Title SponsorS

Presenting Sponsors

Bold Sponsors

Parker Griffith Family Foundation

Angie Gunderman McCarter

Sravya Chirumamilla

Loretta Spencer

Dawn and Thornton Stanley


Signature Cocktail Bar Sponsorship

Photography Sponsor

SMART Sponsors

The Boeing Company
Investor’s Resource
Torch Technologies
Crestwood Hospital
Progress Bank
The Caring Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Woody Anderson Ford
Averbuch Realty
Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
Canvas, Inc
Huntsville Hospital
Women In Defense
Alabama A&M University
Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church
Dominique Fields
Erica Allen Employment Services
Insight Strategic Solutions
Bill Penney Toyota
Premier Bank of the South
Spearman and Spearman Enterprises
UAH College of Business
Precious Smiles Family Dentistry
Committee to Elect Mallory Hagan
The Rocket City Fan Club
Mrs. Leah Gradl
Clear Management Realty
Becky Gordon-Allstate Insurance
Chellie “LOVE” Works
AcqCentric, Inc.
BJ&T Vacation Homes

Lockheed Martin
Oakwood University
Royal Funeral Home
MAC Global Promotions
Filthy Gorgeous on Main
Blaque Cigar Lounge
Kia Motors
Synovus Bank
Taara Hassan Williams
Richie Carter Photography
Donna Lamb
Hiley Cars Huntsville
Lauren and Doug Martinson
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Rocket City Trash Pandas
St. Mark Child Development Center
Rose Pelvic Physiotherapy, LLC
Huntsville Utilities
Cured and Company
Fields Properties, Inc.
Malone/Wilkins Family
Kingdom First Travel
Burden/Jamar Family
Stanley Construction Company
Cadence Bank
Charles Oakley Foundation
EYE Education Foundation
Scott and Dana Averbuch
Greg and Dana Averbuch
Ken Perry Law Firm
John Carroll Wines

STRONG Sponsors:

Drake State Technical and Community College
Representative Laura Hall
Mo “Life” Travel
Pool Scouts of Huntsville
Sledge/Webster/Tajalle/Crim Family
Mildred Blackshear
IERUS Technologies
Babies Etc. OB/GYN PC
Holloway & Associates Real Estate and Property Management
Transcend, The Fearless Company
Tom and Jean Houser
The Horton Family
Designs by Essence 
Shana Freeman 
Iroh Industries 
LaPrayshia Hayes 
Destination Huntsville 
Iron Mountain Solutions
Women in Defense
Spearman and Spearman Enterprises, Inc.
Bonita’s Boutique

INVESTOR Sponsors:

MSBA Analytics
Enfinger Properties
Kimberly Garrett
Spearman and Spearman Enterprises, Inc.
Teresa Foley-Batts
Lensey Smith
Thompson Gray
Gia T. Schuetz
Huntsville Madison County Public Library
Trim City Barbershop
Qualis Corporation and the Morard Family
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Matthews Mission
Cynthia and Robert Ludwig
April Mason
Elizabeth East
Jamya Brewton
Stephanie Sherman
Job Impulse
Takkia Ross
Jazzmin Jordan
Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church