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MARCH 3, 2018





Join us for an evening of fun and entertainment

New This Year:

  • A VIP party featuring Detroit Red Wings Darren McCarty

  • Master of Ceremonies is 2009 NHS graduate and WDIV reporter Koco McAboy

Your participation helps the NEF continue to fund:

  • Leader in Me / K-6

  • Restorative Practices / 7-12

  • Instructional Enhancements

  • Program Grants

  • Student Scholarships

Thank You

The Green Gala evening includes:

For everyone:

  • Sit Down Dinner and Desserts

  • Silent Auction

  • Raffle

  • Live Auction

  • Photo Booth

  • Photographer

  • Caricature Artists

  • Program Grant Displays

  • Live Music and Dancing – featuring the Killer Flamingos

  • and much more

For a select number of people:

  • VIP Experience Opportunity with Limited Tickets

With the purchase of an upgraded ticket, the evening's VIP experience is a chance to spend some personal time with former Detroit Red Wings, Darren McCarty, before the full evening's festivities begin.  The experience occurs from 5-6 PM in the ballroom.  Darren will be ready to meet, talk, sign and take pictures during the hour.  Come ready for a unique experience.  This experience ticket also comes with preferred seating and pre-paid drink tickets for use during the evening.

Darren is a 4-time Stanley Cup Winner. From the 1997–98 season until his departure from the team, McCarty was part of Detroit's famous Grind Line with center Kris Draper and winger Kirk Maltby, which was often matched up against the opponent's top offensive line.

One of McCarty's most infamous moments was in the famous "Fight Night at the Joe" on March 26, 1997, where a massive brawl broke out between the Colorado Avalanche and Red Wings. McCarty fought Avalanche right winger Claude Lemieux with a blistering punch, and continued punching Lemieux while Lemieux "turtled" his body to avoid damage. The fight was also considered what had broken the curse over the Red Wings, as they went on to win their first Stanley cup in over 40 years. McCarty also scored the overtime winning goal to make it 6-5.

In the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs, McCarty registered his first hat-trick in Game One of the Western Conference Finals against the Colorado Avalanche's Patrick Roy. McCarty scored four goals in the series, a career best. Detroit won the series and eventually a third Stanley Cup in six years.

The Evening's Entertainment Features the Return of Noted Local Band:

Killer Flamingos


The Killer Flamingos have amassed a large following of devoted fans and has gained recognition as Detroit's most popular party band. Anyone who has seen the band can attest to their amazing live show. Superb musicianship, explosive stage presence, and concert-style performance have secured the band an important place on the Detroit music scene. The band has opened for artists such as Tom Jones, Sloan, and Grammy winners, OK GO. They have repeatedly won "Hour Detroit" magazine's Best Band in Detroit, "Ambassador" magazine's Best Band, WDIV's "Click On Detroit" Best Local Band (7 years running), and have been awarded Best Local band by Ann Arbor's Current magazine.


Sponsoring the Green Gala provides a unique chance for you to highlight your business or organization to the Novi community.  Your sponsorship will reach beyond the evening as your commitment is highlighted in various forms during the year.

This year's Green Gala brings a variety of new sponsorship opportunities in addition to the traditional.  From advertisements in the event program to sponsoring event stations, there is something available for all budgets.  For details and options, click the link.

Additionally, if you have items that you would like for us to include in the silent or live auction, please use the link and contact us.

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