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One Month to the Inaugural Starfish Awards!

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Get ready to mark your calendars and clear your schedules because the first-annual Special Education Foundation's Starfish Awards, powered by the Women Leaders of SEF, is coming your way! On June 13th, we invite you to join us at the prestigious CITYPARK Stadium in the Moneta Pitch Club for an evening of celebration, recognition, and heartfelt moments.

Excitement is building as we prepare to honor the extraordinary individuals who have significantly impacted the lives of students with disabilities. But this won't be your typical awards ceremony; it's going to be an unforgettable experience from start to finish.

The festivities kick off with mingling and fellowship, featuring delectable hors d'oeuvres, refreshing drinks, and the joyous company of fellow supporters of special education. It's the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones as we gear up for an evening to remember.

Our special guest emcee, the one and only BJ “The DJ” Holiday from iHeart Radio, will take the stage to set the tone for the evening. With his infectious energy and charm, he'll introduce our Starfish Award winners and provide a glimpse into their remarkable journeys. Get ready to be inspired as we shine a spotlight on these deserving individuals who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of students supported by the Special School District of St. Louis County.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! We'll also present three additional awards: the Spirit of SEF Award, the Community Starfish Award, and the Leadership Starfish Award. These honors recognize individuals who exemplify the core values of the Special Education Foundation and have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the special education community.

And here's where it gets even more thrilling - we'll invite everyone to join us in the stadium as the winners relax in the team’s bench seats before accepting their awards right on the pitch!

After the emotional presentation of awards, we'll have plenty of opportunities for networking, photo ops with the winners, and more chances to congratulate our remarkable recipients. Back in the Moneta Pitch Club, the celebration will continue as we raise a toast to their incredible achievements and the bright future of special education.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Evening

This is your chance to be a part of something truly special - an evening dedicated to celebrating the unsung heroes of special education and the profound impact they've had on countless lives. We invite you to purchase tickets today and secure your spot for this momentous occasion.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available

Your support will not only help make the Special Education Foundation's Starfish Awards a reality but it will also demonstrate your commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable world for students with special needs.

Thank you to our Award Sponsors, Graybar Foundation and Lodging Hospitality Management!

For more information about tickets, sponsorships, and general event information, contact SEF Events Manager Jill Salinas, or (314) 394-7072.