Event Details

Join us as we celebrate the transformation of people’s lives over an exceptional dinner with our special guest speaker Mark Richt (former coach of the Georgia Bulldogs). The doors will open at 4pm and the event will begin at 5pm. The evening will include live and silent auctions, live music, testimonies from graduates of A Hand Up, and, of course, a word from our special guest Coach Mark Richt.

You do not want to miss this evening of food, fun, fellowship, and freedom! General admission tickets are $75. Register now! Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Sponsorships include advertising, pre-event tickets with Mark Richt, preferred seating, and more!

Event Q&A

If you purchase a table or elect to sponsor the event, your seats will be reserved at one or two tables depending on your election. Individual Attendee tickets are general admission. You may be escorted to a specific seat upon your arrival at the main event. An effort will be made to seat all attendee parties together, but this is not guaranteed.
The main event includes dinner, live music, live and silent auctions, honoring program graduates, and hearing from our special guest Mark Richt.
For the pre-event and main event, the dress code is semi-formal. For the Mark Richt Meet & Greet, the dress code is business casual.
The Mark Richt Meet & Greet is a separate ticketed event at an intimate venue Friday evening (4/21/2023). Event includes heavy horderves and a time of interacting with our special guest Mark Richt. More details provided after reservation. Availability limited.
The Pre-Event is a separate ticketed event at the main venue at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday (4/22/2023). Event includes the opportunity to take pictures with Mark Richt and receive signing of your memorabilia. Availability limited.
Parking at the pre-event and main event will be available at the Dade County High School parking lot. At this time, reserved parking spaces are only available as part of the Gold or Platinum Sponsorships.
Ticket refunds are currently not available.
Finish The Drill

Mark Richt

Coach Mark Richt is a beloved college football coach, philanthropist, motivational speaker, husband, father, and author.

Coach Richt served as the head football coach for the University of Georgia and the University of Miami, as well as longtime assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles.

Throughout his career his teams won two SEC championships, five SEC division championships, and one ACC division title. He was two-time SEC Coach of the Year (2002, 2005), the 2017 ACC Coach of the Year, and the recipient of the national 2017 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award.


Consider partnering with A Hand Up Ministry by sponsoring this event. You will be directly contributing to the changing of people’s lives as they step out of their hurts, habits, and hang-ups and step into a new life of freedom. You will also be directly supporting this event where we honor the success of those who have graduated from A Hand Up Ministry and further promote the various works being done through this organization. PLUS, a portion of your proceeds are tax deductible.

Questions about sponsorship? Please email us at gala@ahandupministries.org

*For more details regarding the Meet & Greet tickets and Pre-event tickets, please see the Event Q&A.




2 Tickets for Coach Richt Meet and Greet on Friday Night and Pre-Event on Saturday*

12 Event Tickets

4 Reserved Parking Passes

Preferred Seating

Platinum Listing on Advertisements




2 Tickets for Coach Richt Meet and Greet on Friday Night and Pre-Event on Saturday*

10 Event Tickets

2 Reserved Parking Passes

Preferred seating

Gold Listing on Advertisements




2 Tickets for Coach Richt Meet and Greet on Friday Night and Pre-Event on Saturday*

8 Event Tickets

Preferred Seating

Silver Listing on Advertisements




1 Pre-Event Ticket for Time with Mark Richt*

Preferred Seating

Bronze Listing on Advertisements




8 Event Tickets at Reserved Table

Gala Dinner & Event Activities

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1 Event Ticket

Gala Dinner & Event Activities

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Sponsorship Interest

Complete the form and we will contact you directly regarding your interest in sponsoring this event and ministry. Thank you for your consideration! For more information email us at gala@ahandupministries.org.

Sponsorship of Interest(Required)
A Hand Up Ministry’s mission is to provide safe and structured housing for men and women struggling from drug and alcohol abuse. Our staff is committed to providing education and life skills that will help a person heal from past Hurts, Habits, and Hang-Ups by providing person-centered treatment.