SANTA BARBARA, CA – With over 700 guests in attendance, Vitamin Angels hosted its Twenty Year Celebration on Thursday, March 6 at the VIP Diamond Club at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The celebration coincided with the opening night of the Natural Products Expo West being held in Anaheim through Sunday, March 9.
Guests, in addition to enjoying drinks and appetizers, threw out pitches in the Angels’ bullpen, went to bat in the players’ private batting cages, walked through a photo and video exhibit featuring three trips made by the organization into the field in 2013, and took photos in a party photo booth. The featured speaker for the evening was President and Founder of Vitamin Angels, Howard Schiffer. Following Mr. Schiffer’s presentation, the evening culminated with a surprise performance by a flash mob dancing to “It’s a Celebration” by Kool & the Gang and a fireworks display above the stadium.
“To be standing with so many people who have believed in Vitamin Angels and the children and mothers we are serving was the greatest gift I could have ever received,” said Howard Schiffer, President and Founder of Vitamin Angels. “It was a stellar evening - full of heart and generosity and so much kindness - a true reflection of the values that have allowed us to build a world class organization.”
In addition to celebrating the organization’s accomplishments spanning twenty years, Vitamin Angles also recognized Rainbow Light and NOW Foods for their twenty year commitment to supporting the organization. Both companies were the recipients of the Founding Sponsor Award in recognition of their support since 1994.
Since 1994, Vitamin Angels has been helping at-risk populations gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. In addition to celebrating the millions of children who have been reached over the organization’s lifespan, Vitamin Angels celebrated reaching over 30 million children in approximately 45 countries, including the United States, in 2013. The organization is committed to reaching 40 million children in 2014.
Vitamin Angels’ Twenty Year Celebration was made possible through the generous support of the event sponsors: Walgreens, Vitamin World, Finest Nutrition, ProCaps, vitaminwater, Ocean Blue, Flintstones, Vitamin Shoppe, Martha Stewart Essentials, Nature’s Value, Centrum, Doctor’s Best, Pharmavite, Vibrant Health, Renew Life, Pharmachem, Irwin Naturals, Pure Life Naturals, Nutegrity, Emergen-C, Presence Marketing, Private Label Nutraceuticals, SmartyPants, Lonza, TwinLab, Gencor, Pure Branding, Vitamin Retailer Magazine, Barleans, Cutting Edge Nutrition, Life Nutrition, New Hope, Quantum Health, Source Naturals, SPINS, Whole Foods Magazine, New Chapter, Zorbitz, Nature Made, Super Nutrition.