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Von Miller Hosts Virtual 'Gig 'Em Gala' in Support of Texas Outreach
Friday, November 6, 2020

On Thursday evening, Von’s Vision held its inaugural Von Miller’s Gig ‘Em Gala fundraising event in Texas, presented by Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock. The event, which was held entirely virtually, launched Von’s Vision’s official incorporation of Texas as one of its key focuses for its mission of giving kids the gift of sight.

Virtual guests were treated to an array of live entertainment and performances, led by celebrity emcee Matt Rogers and entertainer DJ Nitecrawler. Gig ‘Em Gala also featured live and pre-recorded appearances by Myles Garrett, Snoop Dogg, Slick Rick, Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas, and of course Von Miller himself.

A compelling online auction was open for bids leading up to and during the event. This auction featured rare memorabilia, like a Rock Legends guitar autographed by the late Eddie Van Halen, and a once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with Von Miller at the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Prizes were also distributed to randomly selected donors and viewers.

In all, the foundation was able to generate over $40,000 in donations and auction bids during the event, which excludes sponsorship and ticket sales and Von’s personal donation of $58,000.

Funds raised at the inaugural Gig ‘Em Gala will support the foundation’s outreach in Texas, specifically on the campus of Texas A&M University. With over 31,000 Texas A&M students eligible for financial aid, there is a great need for no-cost vision services on campus.

Since 2019, the foundation opened a Von’s Vision Center and a Von’s Locker in the Student Health Services building. Now, thanks to the support received during the Gig ‘Em Gala, these existing programs will be able to provide eye exams, vision screenings, and prescription glasses to in-need college students for many months to come.



 
 

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Why

IMPACT

According to a 2012 study titled “The Social and Economic Impact of Poor Vision” conducted by The Boston Consulting Group and Essilor, 30% of children experience...

NEED

According to recent data collected by Von’s Vision, 38% of children in the United States need some form of vision correction. Three out of every ten children under six years old...

WHY

As a child, Von remembers times when we went to school without glasses or was made, fun of because of his glasses. Without glasses, it was impossible to see, impossible to...

ENRICH THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS
AND FAMILIES IN NEED.

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