The recent USA4RSA gala event had all the ingredients of an unforgettable evening with stunningly dressed esteemed guests, the sounds of a top-notch Jazz band, rhythmic swing dancers on the dance floor and open hearts to contribute to a worthy cause.
CEO of the USA4RSA Foundation, Roy Harris Snr said they were thrilled with the inaugural event which was hosted at the breath-taking Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Florida. Held on Veterans Day, November 11, the presence of honoured veterans and their captivating colour guard presentation was a profound addition to the event. A substantial amount was contributed towards mental wellness in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The auctioning of sports memorabilia, multiple art pieces, an incredible African safari experience, and the unveiling of a painting of Elon Musk skilfully crafted by his father Errol Musk, made noteworthy contributions to the funds raised for solar panels at mental health facilities in South Africa. “We were truly amazed by the generosity and willingness to unite with us in our mission,” Harris said.
In a press release USA4RSA said: “In reflecting on this extraordinary evening, our heartfelt appreciation extends to our main sponsor, Dr Daniel Senekal from Visionmax Canada, other esteemed sponsors, wonderful guests, dedicated volunteers, and diligent staff. Your unwavering support and active participation not only made the USA4RSA gala a true spectacle but also set a gold standard of excellence that will undoubtedly inspire upcoming events.” Guests were treated to an exceptional culinary experience, showcasing the finest South African cuisine and wines, which was relished by everyone. The top-notch jazz band’s music could be heard throughout the venue, whilst rhythmic swing dancers and a flash mob wowed the guests. “Full credit to Swing Gang Tampa Bay’s lively dancers who received rave reviews, solidifying the success of our mission to deliver an unforgettable experience,” Harris stated.
Saffa Mag and the SACCUSA were proud sponsors of the event. “We were honoured to be part of an event where South Africans living in the USA could contribute to the well-being of our people in South Africa,” President of SACCUSA, Neil Diamond said. The Saffa Mag team was equally thrilled to be a media partner of such a worthy event and cause and will build on its relationship with USA4RSA in support of future events.