HKSB News Release
32nd Anniversary Sound & Light Gala honors Brett Craig and Walt Frazier
September 2008, New York — With over 250 people in attendance, Helen Keller Services for the Blind held its 32nd Anniversary Sound & Light Gala on September 25th at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios, right here in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The organization honored individuals for their significant contributions to our community — basketball hall of famer, community activist and inspirational writer Walt “Clyde” Frazier, and Brett Craig, President of Transitions Optical (at right).
Borough President Marty Markowitz’s representative Xamayla Rose read a proclamation commemorating the event to begin the evening. The Gala was moderated by Mistress of Ceremonies Michelle Charlesworth, co-anchor of WABC-TV, Channel 7. Guests danced the night away to music and singing from the Hank Lane Band. The event raised more than $200,000 for Helen Keller Services for the Blind.