WELCOME TO THE PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER FILM FESTIVAL
Love at the Drive-In
TUNE INTO 107.9 FM FOR TONIGHT’S EVENT
JOIN THE EVENT AND AUCTION BY TEXTING ‘psasfilmfest’ TO 843.606.5995
To bid during the live auction or make a donation please visit: event.gives/psasfilmfest
As we gather together this evening to celebrate the love we share for our community’s animals, we are reminded of what a gift tonight is. Over the past year we’ve come to value our friends, our supporters and our team even more than ever – which seems impossible in itself. Although physical barriers have kept us apart, our community has never been closer.
While we have no way of knowing what the future may hold, in this moment, we can imagine that tonight’s event will launch us into the courageous new world we have been anticipating — a time when we can move among each other more freely, when the animals at our Shelter can again be tenderly cared for by our long-absent team of volunteers, and the routines that symbolize stability and normalcy can begin to fall back into place.
While our purpose as an organization has not changed — we have. We’ve learned how much more we are capable of — how many more animals we can help, how many more lives we can save, how much farther we can reach to lend support to those who need us most – the people and animals of the Coachella Valley.
Your belief in us gave us the grit and determination to overcome the fears of the past year and embrace a future full of infinite possibilities.
TONIGHT’S RUN OF SHOW AND FILMS
Live music: The Gand Band
Catering: Lulu’s (delivered to your vehicle by PSAS Volunteers)
Welcome: FPSAS Board President, Tamara Hedges
- HUMANE HERO AWARD – Carl Johnson – Accepting the Award – FPSAS Board President, Tamara Hedges
- CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE AWARD – Best Friends Animal Society – Accepting the Award – National Embed Program Manager, Destiny Haney
- HERO FOR LIFE AWARD – Al Stein – Accepting the Award – Tanya Kunz
- YOUNG HERO TO ANIMALS AWARD – Palm Springs Boys & Girls Club – Torch Club – Accepting the Award – Director of Operations – India Braemer
Address by: PSAS Executive Director, Gabrielle Amster
Palm Springs Animal Shelter Annual Video
Live auction: Auctioneer Karen Sorbo
THANK YOU TO TONIGHT’S SPONSORS
Bill & Bonnie Ruttan
Tim Watts and Andy Allegaert
Tamara Hedges and Tony Thelemaque
COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Please respect the following rules:
- Masks or face coverings are required at all times when you are outside of your vehicle.
- Maintain a safe distance from other guests when you are outside of your car. Minimum of 6 feet please.
- VIP guests may make use of the tables beside their vehicle and may remove their masks when eating and seated at their tables.
- All General Admission guests are asked to stay inside their vehicles during the event unless purchasing concessions or using the restroom.
- Once you are parked, please turn off all your vehicle lights including interior and exterior.
Thank you for your cooperation.
DON'T FORGET TO BID ON OUR VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION
Silent Auction ends on Sunday, April 25th at 8PM
FRIENDS OF PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO OUR MISSION AND SUPPORT OF THIS INAUGURAL EVENT
PSAS Film Fest Committee Members: Bonnie Ruttan, Chuck Swenson, Tamara Hedges, Tim Watts, Keith Zabel, Lynda Keeler
Lulu’s Director of Catering Francisco Placencia and Catering Office Manager Diego Casillas
Palm Springs Air Museum Events Manager Heather Gage-Lewis
Artist Lucie Rice, Auctioneer Karen Sorbo, Audio Visual Consultant John Hardee, Stage Manager Kim Maguire Hardee, The Gand Band, Great Autos of Yesteryear, Jen Vaughn, Gypsy Picnic
Our many generous silent and live auction donors, volunteers, sponsors, and all of you!