The Ball of all Balls
The Newport Polo Gala never ever let’s you down. It truly is the ball of all balls. The energy is always there and the evening sweeps you away with views, romance, laughter and dancing. The attendees eyes are all a sparkle with sincerity, good will and cheer. This year Jeffrey Osborne took the people in hand, table by table and shared his microphone with enthusiastic song. The guests were so titulated that the Auctioneer had trouble reigning in the crowd from their enjoyment, but fundraise he did!
All proceeds from the auction will support The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, to help Rhode Island kids meet their most basic needs, and keep music and the arts in Rhode Island schools. Inspired by the profound impact music had on his family, Grammy-nominated R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne established his namesake foundation in 2012 and has raised over $1.5 million dollars to date in RI. The foundation’s activities support its community partners, including St. Mary’s Home for Children & Family Services, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Button Hole, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, the Met School, and the Amos House, Rhode Island’s largest Soup Kitchen. For more information, visit www.jeffreyosbornefoundation.org.
Photos Captured by @Cocoanco , David Santarpia, Sue Metzger, Gina Manoni and Christon Gibson
What a great night!! Fun for a terrific foundation…Jeffery hasn’t forgotten his roots!
He was a riot! really got the crowd full of energy!