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Rob Scheer at the Gala

Providing Hope And Inspiration

Our Annual Gala is to celebrate the incredible work we have done as a community to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care, and to raise funds to ensure this important work continues. Since 2013, we have distributed over 150,000 Comfort Cases and Comfort XL duffel bags to children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

With 700 children entering foster care every day, and over 430,000 currently in care, we must keep going. Thank you for joining our mission to eliminate trash bags from the system. You are truly making a difference by letting these children know that they matter.

Rob and Reece's Family

A Message From Our Founders

We are very excited to announce our 7th Annual Gala, which will be a fun family Backyard BBQ at the beautiful Tusculum Farm in Maryland.

Tickets are now on sale, and while the event will have some restrictions due to the pandemic, we look forward to holding a safe and responsible event for all.

  • Cost of this years tickets will be $125 for adults, and $50 for children, which will help support our donations of much needed Comfort Cases and Comfort XL’s to children in foster care.
  • Limitations for a safe event will be at 250 maximum capacity, so get your tickets early.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets click the button below.

And stay tuned, more details to come on this exciting event soon!

Rob & Reece Scheer
Founders

Backyard BBQ 2021

Tusculum Farm

Event Details

Awards Ceremony | Silent & Live Auction | Dinner | Entertainment

Location: Tusculum Farm
Date & Time: Sunday, October 3, 2021 – 1:00-5:00pm
Address: 4601 Damascus Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882
Attire: BBQ Casual

Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center

Hotel & Parking

Special Hotel Rate For Backyard BBQ Gala

For those needing a hotel room, we have a special event rate available. Clicking the button for the online reservation link and special rate.

Marriott – Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Backyard BBQ Gala Room Block
Start Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
End Date: Monday, October 4, 2021
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 10, 2021

Valet Parking for all vehicles at the farm.

Book a Room
Holly Morris

Featured Guest

Holly Morris

Fox 5 DC

Holly Morris is an award-winning journalist and host of Fox 5’s Good Day DC. She has worked in news ever since graduating from Duke with a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Holly’s news journey has included stints in Steubenville, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky before landing in the nation’s capital where she has been for the last 20 plus years. Her work has earned her numerous Emmy Awards and a pair of Edward R. Murrow Awards. When not working, Holly loves nothing more than being with her husband, Thomas Espy, and their 8-year-old son Hayden.

Sharane Calister

Featured Guest

Sharane Calister

NBC’s The Voice

Holly Morris is an award-winning journalist and host of Fox 5’s Good Day DC. She has worked in news ever since graduating from Duke with a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Holly’s news journey has included stints in Steubenville, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky before landing in the nation’s capital where she has been for the last 20 plus years. Her work has earned her numerous Emmy Awards and a pair of Edward R. Murrow Awards. When not working, Holly loves nothing more than being with her husband, Thomas Espy, and their 8-year-old son Hayden.

The Como Brothers

Featured Guest

The Como Brothers

The Como Brothers, Matt and Andrew Como, are musicians from Long Island who are passionate about their music, heartfelt lyrics, and original music. Combining a pop and rock easy listening sound with a blues vibe, they have written and recorded multiple albums and EP’s of original songs. Matt and Andrew have had songs being featured in TV shows such as E! Network’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MTV’s The Real World, and The Oxygen Channel’s Best Ink and on global in-store playlists for H&M, Zara, Pull Bear among others.

Comfort Case Silent Auction

Now Accepting Live & Silent Auction Donations

Do you have an item to donate for our Gala’s auction?

We seek items like experiences, getaways, unique collectibles, and more for inclusion in our live and silent auctions. Donating an auction item is a great way to support Comfort Cases’ mission. For businesses, this is an opportunity to gain exposure while supporting a good cause. All donors will be acknowledged in the Gala Program.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Comfort Cases’ mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care.

Online Submission Form

Additional Questions

Need to know more about Comfort Cases’ 7th Annual Gala? Contact Sandy McDarby at smcdarby@comfortcases.org