Winter Lights Gala

2017 Winter Lights Gala 


Thursday, November 30


The Winter Lights Gala will be held at our own Toledo Zoo, in the beautiful new Malawi Event Center, part of the Zoo’s African exhibit area.

Enjoy an evening out that includes:  Admission to the Lights Before Christmas, Dinner and Entertainment including Alumni Led Worship

Dress is business casual and winter walking.

Enjoy the lights of the Zoo before and after the event (Lights Admission 3pm; Closing 9pm)

Malawi Doors open at 5:30pm

Dinner Served at 6:15pm


What is the Gala?

The Gala is an annual benefit hosted by Toledo Christian Schools.

The resources raised through the Gala allow Toledo Christian to meet the rising demands in cost to educate each student and to provide an excellent education where students are inspired to excel academically and grow in their walk with the Lord.

In the last 5 years, TCS has improved the technology platform, made numerous facility improvements, and increased faculty and staff’s compensation package.  We have offered financial assistance for families that qualify – approx 120 students were served with over $200,000 in scholarship support.


About Sammy:

Sammy was born and raised in Nigeria. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife Ashley and daughters Bebe, Eden, Nora and Lola.  He is pastor at Soma City Church and a national speaker for Food for the Hungry.

Sammy’s passion is to lead people into a growing friendship with Jesus.  He has toured with TobyMac, Sanctus Real and is currently on tour with Skillet, Britt Nicole and Colton Dixon with the Air1 Positive Hits Tour.

“ After I discovered Sammy’s blog he quickly became one of my favorite writers.  He has that rare gift of being able to make people laugh, think, and put nuggets of wisdom in practice in a very practical way.”                           – Mandisa (Grammy winner singer/songwriter)

“Sammy Adebiyi is one of the most passionate, energetic and clever speakers/writers I have ever known.”            – Mark Graalman (Sanctus Real)


Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities:

Tickets:  $55 per person



Gold Table Sponsor: $1,000

1 Table of 8 Seats
An Additional Table of 8 Seats Donated to TCS Teachers and their Families
Admissions to the Lights Before Christmas at the Zoo
VIP Seating
Full Page Ad in the Program and on Screen During the Evening



Blue Table Sponsor: $500

1 Table of 8 Seats
Admissions to the Lights Before Christmas at the Zoo
Preferred Seating
Full Page Ad in the Program and on Screen During the Evening


                Advertisement Opportunities

Full Page Ad: $200
1/2 Page Ad: $150
1/4 Page Ad: $100
Business Card: $50



CREDIT CARD: Use the “Register Now” Button

CASH/CHECK/AD SPONSORSHIP: Click Here to Fill Out Registration Form and Mail To: 

Toledo Christian Schools

Attn: Winter Gala Registration

2303 Brookford Drive

Toledo, OH  43614