Night of Trees Gala

Special Olympics District of Columbia Presents the 37th Annual

Night of Trees Gala

Friday, December 3, 2021

6:30 – 8:00pm

Join us for the Virtual Night of Trees Gala for a fun and engaging program hosted by Special Olympics DC Athlete Yentomi Parker and Kelsey Nicole Nelson, sports reporter and event host.  The event features performance of two songs by international recording artist Natasha Bedingfield.

Special Musical Performance from International Jazz Saxophonist Mike Phillips. Begin the evening with a class lead by a renowned mixologist to make the Night of Trees signature cocktail. The event is named for custom-designed trees by local designers. Bid on your favorite tree and have it delivered to your home or donate it to an athlete family or group home. Check out the other great items in the silent auction and bid on fabulous getaway trips in the live auction. It’s a great night for a worthy cause.

Special Guest Performances

Natasha Beddingfield

Natasha Bedingfield is a Grammy nominated singer songwriter who rose to fame when her debut album, Unwritten, was released. The British star claimed fame in the United States with her US-only hit single, “Pocketful of Sunshine”. Her song Unwritten had a resurgence as TikTok’s dance of summer 2021 and her video has 100 million views. Natasha is a proud supporter of the Special Olympics movement both in the U.S. and Great Britain.

Mike Phillips

World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips is known as one of the most electrifying instrumentalists today. Mike is the first musician signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan Brand, home of the Air Jordan, and is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul and pop music: Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder, not only as a member of the band, but as a featured soloist.

Mike toured for nearly two years as part of the band for ‘Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL Tour’ by Cirque du Soleil. And music superstar Prince knew what audiences around the world know? when Mike Phillips puts his saxophone to his lips, magic is about to happen.

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