VersAbility Resources will hold its annual “All Abilities Shine” gala virtually for the first time this year.

The public is invited to join the celebration of people with disabilities of all ages on March 19 at 7 p.m. The hourlong event will include a virtual tour highlighting VersAbility’s services at sites across the region, a silent auction, a live raffle drawing at the end of the evening and a musical performance by a self-taught guitarist with disabilities.

“Community support for this event allows us to continue providing essential services that are a lifeline for people with disabilities of all ages and their families,” said Kasia Grzelkowski, President/CEO of VersAbility. “Throughout this pandemic, we have continued vital services, including virtual screenings and therapy for children and 24/7/365 care for residents with significant disabilities in our homes. Proceeds from this event help people of all abilities shine and succeed in life.”

Founded in 1953, VersAbility Resources serves more than 1,300 people with disabilities and their families across Hampton Roads and the Middle Peninsula. Programs include early childhood, student services, day support, residential and employment. Services range from coordinating developmental therapies for children to building successful partnerships with employers to provide jobs for people with disabilities.

Tickets to the virtual fundraiser are $25 for general admission or $15 for those VersAbility serves and their families. Purchase tickets or become a sponsor here.

The event is presented by Old Point National Bank, which encourages other businesses and individuals in the community to join them as sponsors. The deadline to commit to a sponsorship is Monday, March 15.

All tickets must be purchased by Thursday, March 18.

The link to tune into the Gala online will be emailed to participants closer to the event.