On May 20, St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower will present the 2017 Braves Gala, which will celebrate the school’s 77th anniversary. The 6th annual fundraising event will benefit the school’s academic, athletic and service programs.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and a silent auction with more than $100,000 worth of bidding items. In addition, guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment and the presentation of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. This year’s posthumous honoree is Joseph Sanchez III, who passed away in March. 

Sanchez was the founder and owner of Classic Distributing and Beverage Group Inc., in Montebello and a longtime supporter of St. John Bosco.