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The Carrington A. Craig Scholarship Fund Kids Gala

The Carrington A. Craig Scholarship Fund Kids Gala


MEMBERS.>>I’M GLAD THE BLUE JACKETS ARE WARM BECAUSE IT IS COLD OUT THERE FOR THEM TO WALK AROUND.>>I KNOW.>>>NOW FOR A RAY OF SUNSHINE BECAUSE IT IS COLD GETTING FRIDAY STARTED. A YOUNG GIRL FROM CARMEL IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.>>IT’S A FUNDRAISING GALA, BUT♪ NOT LIKE ONES WE’VE BEEN TO BEFORE. IT’S DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY WITH KIDS IN MIND. WHO IS THIS BENEFITING, AND WHO IS THIS YOUNG AMAZING WOMAN?>>AND WHO IS BENEFITING MAKES THE STORY THAT MUCH SWEETER. YOU KNOW, SHE’S A LITTLE GIRL. SHE WAS BORN PREMATURELY SO IT BENEFITS BABIES BORN PREMATURELY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLERS INTERESTED IN STEM. THEY STARTED LIGHTS OUT. SHE ASKED IF SANTA DELIVERED TOYS TO THE HOSPITAL. HER MOM SAID EVERYONE AT THE HOSPITAL IS MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN THE GIFT OF GOOD HEALTH. THEY HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THAT AND SO MUCH MORE.>>Reporter: AT 11 YEARS OLD, SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS TO BE WHEN SHE GROWS UP.>>A SCIENTIST OR ENGINEER.>>RIGHT NOW, JUST CALL THE LADY A PHILANTHROPIST.>>HER HEART IS BIG FOR PEOPLE, AND THAT’S AWESOME.>>Reporter: SHE CAME IN THE WORLD UNDER 2 POUNDS. AS SHE KEPT GROWING, SO DID HER HEART. AT 4 YEARS OLD, SHE STARTED A TOY DRIVE FOR RILEY KIDS, AND IT’S IN THE 7th YEAR NOW, AND THIS YEAR, BESIDES COLLECTING TOYS, SHE’S HOSTING A KIDS’ GALA.>>IT’S RAISING MONEY FOR KIDS BORN PREMATURE, AND THAT IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN STEM AND MATH.>>THEY SAID ADULTS GO TO THINGS KIDS CAN’T GO, AND THEY ARE DRESSED UP, AND KIDS CAN’T GO. SHE SAID, A KIDS GALA, I SAID, OKAY, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? DANCE AND HAVE FOOD LIKE THE GROWNUPS.>>HER FRIEND, YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD OF HIM, YES, D.J. BK, 11-YEAR-OLD PROVIDING THE MUSIC.>>REALLY ENERGETIC AND REALLY FUN.>>JUST A COUPLE KIDS HAVING FUN DOING BIG THINGS THIS TIME TOGETHER.>>GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO ENCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE YOUNGER, THAT GIVING BACK IS REALLY THE KEY.>>SO THE GALA IS THIS SUNDAY, BUT TONIGHT, D.J. BK IS SPINNING AT THE PIVOT BAR AT THE HYATT DOWNTOWN. HE’S A REGULAR THERE FOR SOME PACERS GAMES. YOU GUYS GO WAY BACK.>>HEY, WE MET HIM AT REV IN THE MONTH OF MAY, AND THE KID IS A SUPERSTAR, AND IF HE’S THERE, IT’S A PARTY. IT’LL BE GREAT.>>SWEET, PERSONABLE, AND AS YOUNG AS HE IS, NICE TO SEE.>>GO TO THE GALA AND SEE HIM AND ALL OF THE FUN BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO BE CANDY LAND GAMES SO IT’S THIS SUNDAY, NOON TO 2:00, AT TONY’S STAKE HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS. THEY GAVE THE PLACE TO THEM TO USE FOR THE EVENT. FIND TICKET INFORMATION AT WTHR.COM.>>WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT? THIS IS MY KIND OF GALA, BY THE WAY.>>IT’S PERFECT.>>NOT INTERRUPTING SLEEP AT ALL. IT’S CANDY LAND THEMED SO

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