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Join us for the Night of Trees Gala 

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert St. NW

Washington, DC 20008

6:00 pm - Midnight

6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception and Tree Viewing 

7:00 pm - Ballroom Doors open 

Silent Auction, Dinner and Dancing

8:30 pm Program with Live Auction begins 


Click here to view the gala program with event information and the live auction items


                GALA PROGRAM                     

We are excited to be back in person at the Omni Shoreham Hotel this December!

The Night of Trees Gala is a Washington holiday tradition that raises funds in support of Special Olympics athletes in the District.  For thirty-eight years, the Night of Trees Gala has been Special Olympics DC's premier event attended by business executives, professional athletes, philanthropists, and other prominent community leaders, brought together by their passion for sports and desire to create a more inclusive community for people with intellectual disabilities.  Locally Special Olympics DC serves more than 2,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities; we are the sole provider of year-round sports training and athletic competitions in twelve Olympic-type sports.  All sports, health and education programs are always free of charge to all participants thanks to funds raised at this event.







Presenting Sponsor 





Victoria Arlen

Special Olympics Global Ambassador


Victoria is a Gold Medalist, author, ESPN SportsCenter Host, reporter, author, speaker, and overall inspiration.  In 2022, Victoria was named a Special Olympics Champion Ambassador giving her the opportunity to cover Special Olympics state-level and National events - including in our very own District of Columbia.  Victoria loves covering Special Olympics events and meeting Special Olympics athletes: "as someone who has overcome challenges, I know firsthand the power of celebrating inclusion."  



Malcolm Andrews

Special Olympics DC Athlete Leader & Coach


Malcolm Andrews is a gifted athlete, playing bocce, bowling, tennis, track & field, flag football and basketball, but his greatest love has always been "the beautiful game", soccer.  He was on the Coolidge High School varsity team, and competed in the 2022 Major League Soccer All-Star Game in Detroit, representing Special Olympics D.C. and D.C. United. 

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