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United Way of West Florida Gala – May 4th

Glitz and Gallops Gala

Since 1924, United Way of West Florida has fought for the health, education, and financial stability of every citizen in our community. We do this by working collaboratively with hundreds of companies, thousands of community members, local governments, and local nonprofit agencies. Working together is the best way to improve lives and build a stronger community and we hope to do that on May 4th, 2024, at the Glitz & Gallop Gala, our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Join us and help celebrate our 100 years in the making as we watch the 150th Kentucky Derby. The event will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for United Way of West Florida. Funds raised at this event will help go back to our community through our Community Investment process. To learn more, please visit our website at

Gala tickets are $100 per person, which includes 2 drink tickets and 10 betting tickets to be used at our Parade of Prizes table and to bet on horse races. The Gala features heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music from the String Farm Band.   

Prizes will be awarded for the Best-In-Show fashion show contest and the Winner’s Circle racehorse winners. Horses can be purchased for $50, and additional betting tickets are available at $1 per ticket. Bourbon Pull station tickets are available for $25 and are limited to the number of bottles donated. 50/50 tickets are available at the event for $1.

The event will be held at the new venue on Pensacola State College – bldg. 27. Parking is at the north end of the building near the Pensacola State College Book Store. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

For more about our 100th Anniversary, please visit


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