Every little girl dreams about the glitz and glam of being a princess. Rarely do they get to experience the ball gowns, glass slippers and intricate up-dos.
For Junior Sierra Scala, being a princess is a chosen honor. She is the first Grace Prep student to participate in the 57-year-old Cinderella Charity Ball.
This annual event began in 1961. The purpose of the Cinderella charity, is to raise money for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington, raising approximately $10,000,000 since its beginning. According to http://cinderellacharityball.com/about-the-ball, all of the money (less expenses) the candidates raise, goes directly to projects helping support The Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington.
Scala is the first girl here to participate in this momentous event, sponsored by The Ladies’ Auxiliary. Proud to be a part of all that Cinderella stands for, her eyes glisten as she talks about the boys and girls she has the opportunity to aid.
“We are able to go into a community of kids that may not have a good perspective on life, and help them with whatever they need- homework, play games with them, and just help them have a better perspective on life,” said Scala.
Aside from the Banquet itself, Cinderella candidates host fundraisers around the Metroplex prior to March 31st, including one held at Kendra Scott on February 5th. At this fundraiser, 20% of all purchases went to the Boys & Girls Clubs.
The “winner” of the Cinderella Banquet is the individual who raises the most money. While it is fun to get dressed up and compete, the overall purpose of the banquet and ball, is to serve and to help this charity succeed.
The banquet and ball will be held on March 31st, and tickets will be priced at $90 a piece by invite only. If you want to attend or contribute, please contact the Scala family.