Gala Celebrates California Dreamin' Lifestyle as OCS Community Gathers Together

The quintessential California lifestyle was celebrated as the Oaks Christian School community gathered 300 strong for an evening to support all OCS students and programs at the annual Gala Dinner Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 18, 2017. With a California Dreamin' theme, the evening was a stroll down memory lane to the "surfs up" days of early California beach culture, complete with two beautiful woodies (on loan from OCS Golin Family and Knight Family) beach memorabilia, and laid-back California beach attire. Thank you to the Chet Huffman Family, our main sponsor, and our many other sponsors.

Guests spent the cocktail hour mingling in the elegant tent and bidding on silent auction items such as a Mick Fleetwood autographed guitar, a Mel Gibson signed "Passion of the Christ" poster, a week at a Mammoth Mountain vacation home, a week at a Silver Strand beach home, a Mike Scioscia autographed baseball and numerous other high-end sporting and entertainment packages.

When the dining room doors opened, guests walked into a beautiful ballroom decorated with mini palm tree centerpieces, rattan chairs and blue and green ambient lighting. Master of Ceremonies Jeff Morrow welcomed the invitees as the evening got underway. Beach Boys tribute band Woodie and the Longboards—the number one tribute act in North America—played. In addition, the student group OC Voices performed a beautiful rendition of the classic "California Dreaming."

The live auction featured celebrity auctioneers Jimmy "Jam" Harris, Chris Tucker, Ray Parker, Jr., and Brad Garrett. Live auction items included a Napa Valley getaway and hot-air balloon flight; a behind-the-scenes Grammy experience; ive tapings of The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All, and The Bachelorette: Finale, After the Final Rose; a European river cruise; tickets to the NBA all-star game; a weekend package to the Annual Movieguide Awards; a suite for eight at the Staples Center to the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill world tour, and a Malibu vacation home.

Event Sponsor

The Chet Huffman Family

Website Sponsor

Authentic Watches

Legacy and Dinner Sponsors

Mr. David and Mrs. Helen Price
Legacy Sponsor

The Hayman Family
Dinner Sponsor

Beverage and Benefactor Sponsors

Hellas Construction
Beverage Sponsor

The Davies Family
Benefactor Sponsor

Swag Bag and Car Opportunity Drawing Sponsors

American Vision Windows
Swag Bag Sponsor

Wm. L. Morris Chevrolet
Car Opportunity Drawing Sponsor

VIP Sponsors

Dallas Capital
Skyline Home Loans
New Leaf Lending
Cloud Virga

The Matthews Family
The Ternan Family
The Waesche Family
The Zeile Family

Table Sponsors

The Hopkins Family
Entertainment Financial Consultants
LDL General Contractors, Inc.

The Mosko Family
Pepperdine University
The Pieczinski Family

Salem Communications Corp.
The Smith Family
The Youngson Family

Special OCS Sponsors

The Collet Family

The White Family

Special Thanks

Dr. Jim Altizer
Mrs. Mary Kay Altizer
Mr. Alec Avedissian
Mr. Aric Avedissian
Mr, Reid Chobanian
Doulos Multi Media
Darvik Productions
Mr. Victor Ortiz and Crew
Events by Rona
Four Seasons Hotel
Mr. Brad Garrett
Mr. Jimmy "Jam" Harris
Gallmeier Creative Group
Mr. Chris Harrison

Mr. Ryan Kelly
Mrs. Brandy Lazar
Mr. Carlos Mendoza
Mr. Dave Moore
Mr. Jeff Morrow
OCS Performing Arts Students
Mr. Ed Rouse
Mr. Ray Parker, Jr.
Simply Sound Productions
Mr. Sean Gordon and Crew
The Smart Group
Pastor Shawn Thorton
Trudeau Creative
Mr. Chris Tucker
Woodie and the Longboards