The 2021 Teddy ball Gala was held at the Hyatt Regency Aventine in La Jolla the evening of November 27th. Each guest was encouraged to bring a new stuffed teddy bear, which is collected for distribution to multiple organizations (Autism Tree Project Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Miracle Babies, Easter Seals SoCal, Promises2Kids, Father Joe's Villages), and other local churches and orphanages) in time for holiday gifting.
Cruise 4 Kids and Teddy Ball Founder, Nino Venturella, joined eleven other San Diego industry leaders as Hosts of the Ball to be recognized for their recent professional accomplishments, community involvement, and great character.
As guests entered they were treated to a paparazzi experience on the red carpet on their way to a night of festivities which included music from DJ Miss Lisa and DJ Pravin, dancing, multiple bars, exotic cars, a huge pile of teddy bears, silent auctions, magicians, photos with Santa & Elves, photo booth, candy buffet, confetti cannons, and exclusive VIP Lounge.
Guests enjoyed the photo opportunity of submerging themselves into the large collection of teddy bears called Teddy Wall.