DSA of GWS Starlight Gala

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem is excited to host our Inaugural Starlight Gala-Shining A Light On Abilities on May 7, 2022 at the Millenium Center in Downtown Winston-Salem. In keeping with our mission we strive to ensure individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included and given the opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives.

Your support helps us fulfill our purpose.

To provide information, educational opportunities, and support for families with individuals with Down syndrome.

To promote public awareness and better understanding of Down syndrome, its possibilities, its challenges, and its developments in education and treatment.

To insist that appropriate programs for individuals with Down syndrome are available in all aspects of their lives, including education, recreation, worship, employment, and independent living.

To protect and promote the rights of individuals with Down syndrome.

To promote the training of competent and sensitive professionals to aid in the education, care, treatment, and hiring of individuals with Down syndrome.

To address social policy issues and promoting research into areas that will enhance the quality of life and improve treatment for individuals with Down syndrome.

Silent Auction Details:

The auction will close at 9:00pm EST on Saturday, May 7th. 

  • Winning bidders will be notified via text immediately upon the close of the auction and prompted to pay through the auction site. 
  • Winning bidders will be able to pick up their winnings after they have paid at the conclusion of the auction. 
    • Please grab your items and show your receipt to an auction representative to confirm payment. 
    • If you are not attending the event or need to ship/deliver your winning item:
      • Please Text Tony at 770.380.2304 to arrange Shipping/Delivery
      • Shipping will be invoiced separately. 
  • Please read through the Expo Auctions - Auction Policies. 
  • If you have any questions about the online auction platform, please reach out to Tony Rissley via text message at +1 (770) 380-2304 or ExpoAuctions@gmail.com

Expo Auctions Policies

By placing a bid on an auction item, the bidder acknowledges that he/she has read and understood the following terms and conditions and is in full agreement with such terms and conditions.

Bidder Registration

All bidders must be at least 18 years of age. Expo Auctions reserves the right to suspend the account of a bidder and/or cancel any bid for any reason.


In the event a bidder wins an auction, payment of the winning bid, including appropriate shipping charges (collectively, the “Auction Invoice”) is due in full at the close of the auction. Payments can be made by debit card or credit card, subject to limitations set forth herein. We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Credit card payments can be made directly through the auction website. Appropriate shipping charges are added to each lot shipped.

Most lots are processed and shipped within 7-10 business days of Auction Invoice being paid in full. 

All funds are displayed in United States Dollars (USD).

Shipping Policies

Appropriate shipping charges, if applicable will be invoiced separately. Most lots are processed and shipped within 7-14 business days of Auction Invoice being paid in full.  


Once a bid is placed, it cannot be deleted. Our website requires a 2-step bidding confirmation process to eliminate the possibility of a bid error. 

Minimum bid increments are preset. Bids are accepted 24 hours per day directly through our website. Our site will automatically generate and send a text when a bidder is outbid on an auction. This is provided as a courtesy service to our bidders and is a non-guarantee service. Although rare, it is possible for our site to encounter interruptions in service or malfunctions. We reserve the right to suspend, cancel, or extend auctions that have been affected by such an occurrence. At the end of each auction, winning bidders will be notified as soon as possible via text. 


All auction sales are final – no refunds/returns.

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