The 19th annual Gala at the Riverhouse raised just over $103,000 for the Sparrow Clubs last night. The annual fundraiser is presented by the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center and the Central Oregon Visitors Association. 330 attendees dined on a five course gourmet dinner, and bid on many silent auction items. The crowd was entertained by featured speakers, Congressman Greg Walden and former Washington Redskin Quarterback, and Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien. Proceeds benefit the Sparrow Clubs, which matches local children who are terminally ill with neighborhood organizations that "adopt' the child and family, helping them emotionally and financially through their difficult time. Over the 19 years the Gala has raised over $1.4 million for many Central Oregon charities.