The 2019 Gold Medal Gala raised more than $65,000 to support Special Olympics Missouri athletes!  Hosted by Andy Banker from Fox2/KPLR 11 and Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Brock Guesman, we took time to celebrate our partnership with local law enforcement, highlighted the skills and abilities of our athletes, enjoyed a fabulous dinner prepared by Norwood Hills Country Club and auctioned off some great items! 

With the help of a matching gift from Anthem BC/BS, we raised more than $15,000 in donations through Fund-An-Athlete!  We are truly grateful for the support from all of our sponsors and guests, the Gold Medal Gala Committee and the Special Olympics Board of Directors.  Thank you for making the 2019 Gold Medal Gala a remarkable success.   


Presenting Sponsors




Event Sponsors





Affton Elks
Beam Suntory
Bunzl USA
Husch Blackwell, LLP
Mayfield Tile and Marble
Missouri Foundation for Health
St. Louis Blues/Blues for Kids Foundation



Gold Medal Gala Committee

Cathy Bumb, SOMO Board Member, Eastman Chemical Co.
Tim Hollenbach, Straub’s Fine Grocers
Jay Hornback, Beam Suntory
Ron Johnson, Community Volunteer
Chief Jim Moran, St. Louis University
Eileen Roth, Special Olympics Missouri Family Member
Sarina Strack, Community Volunteer
Jodi Vaughn, Special Olympics Missouri Family Member
Bill Wahle, HOK
Scott Wilson, Straub’s Fine Grocers





    Gold Medal Gala   Andy Banker