Corporate Event: Gridiron Gala

To aid in the continuous fight against rare diseases, Uplifting Athletes - a non-profit organization that works with college football players - hosts an annual Gridiron Gala fundraising event.  Produced in the Pennsylvania State Museum in downtown Harrisburg, Pa., we created a modern and chic gala event revolving around the strong theme of college football.

Guests: 210

Venue: The Pennsylvania State Museum

Event Type: Corporate

Photography: Leslie Gilbert Photography


Heavy hors d’oeuvres stations hosted all-American menu options themed after the different college football leagues and their regions.  Guests enjoyed make your own Chicago Haute dogs, sweet southern Carolina pulled pork sliders, pierogies sauteed to order, and miniature soft pretzel bites.  A classic favorite for desserts was the grilled stickies.


Large white fabric columns lightened with blue LED lights were statement pieces for the main entrance.  Illuminated acrylic cubes flanked sleek white couches to create a “tailgate” lounge area.  Autographed football helmets and regulation footballs were incorporated into the design to accent the main colors of navy and silver.