PARTIES: FELIX SABATES HOSTS ALLEGRO FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

 Felix Sabates, left, host of the Ambassador's Ball; Allegro Foundation student Robert; and Robert's parents, Laura and David Short

Felix Sabates, left, host of the Ambassador's Ball; Allegro Foundation student Robert; and Robert's parents, Laura and David Short

Felix Sabates hosted the Ambassador's Ball, the signature annual fundraiser for the Allegro Foundation, a champion of children with disabilities. Held at Quail Hollow Club, the event honored Dr. László Szabó, Ambassador of Hungary. All proceeds benefit Allegro’s free movement education programs for more than 700 children with disabilities throughout the Charlotte, Huntersville and Fort Mill areas. Event sponsors included Ally Financial, the Charlotte Hornets, CPI Security, Domtar, Novant Health, SteelFab Inc. and Wells Fargo. The emcee was Larry Sprinkle and the auctioneer was Ernest Perry. 

  Barbara and Jim Little. 

 Barbara and Jim Little. 

 Arlene Ferebee

Arlene Ferebee

 Bill and Emily Oliver. 

Bill and Emily Oliver. 

 Adrienn Domeny; Honorary Hungarian Consul Chris Domeny;; Pat Farmer, founder and president of the Allegro Foundation; Jason Schugel; US Representative Ralph Norman and Elaine Norman.

Adrienn Domeny; Honorary Hungarian Consul Chris Domeny;; Pat Farmer, founder and president of the Allegro Foundation; Jason Schugel; US Representative Ralph Norman and Elaine Norman.

 Two champions for children with disabilities: Felix Sabates and his daughter, Mimi. 

Two champions for children with disabilities: Felix Sabates and his daughter, Mimi. 

 Mike Hawley and Dr. Katherine Pierce. 

Mike Hawley and Dr. Katherine Pierce. 

 Brian and Hadley Pacheco

Brian and Hadley Pacheco

 The Allegro students and their teaching assistants performed for gala guests. 

The Allegro students and their teaching assistants performed for gala guests. 

 Standing, from left: Victor Sayegh, Christine Conte and Gianluca Conte. Seated, from left: Julia Sayegh, Donna de Molina and Al de Molina. 

Standing, from left: Victor Sayegh, Christine Conte and Gianluca Conte. Seated, from left: Julia Sayegh, Donna de Molina and Al de Molina. 

 Emcee Larry Sprinkle and auctioneer Ernest Perry. 

Emcee Larry Sprinkle and auctioneer Ernest Perry.