Brace for Impact 46 held its third annual gala last month at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in that municipality’s downtown. The event involved a live auction, a program explaining Brace for Impact 46’s work in Haiti and north St. Louis, and a panel comprising members of the 2011 World Series championship team like Jason Motte, Lance Berkman and Allen Craig, as well as sportscaster Joe Buck. Guests could bid on silent auction items, take part in a wine pull and shop at a market full of products and goods from Haiti.
“This is more than just an event for our organization," says Estevenson Coleman, Brace for Impact 46 program manager. "It’s a time we get to spend with those who believe in the ‘Impact’ that we’re making. It’s also a time where we get to champion together for the people we serve in St. Louis and Haiti.”
Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan and his wife, Bridget, founded Brace for Impact 46 to enhance the lives of all people through funding programs that build schools and hospitals, providing healthy meals and creating local jobs, according to the nonprofit’s website.