Prince Seeiso honored at Awards Gala
On Sunday 20th July, Prince Seeiso was made an honoree at the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s 14th annual So the World May Hear Awards Gala in Minnesota, USA for his positive contribution to helping vulnerable children in Lesotho.
The So the World May Hear Awards Gala honors men and women whose contributions have helped make the world a better place, celebrating Starkey Hearing Foundation founder Bill Austin’s motto, “Alone we can’t do much. Together we can change the world.”
The event is the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, and this year’s gala raised a record-setting $8.7 million to support the Foundation’s charitable work with hearing disabilities around the world. As a member of President Clinton’s Global Initiative, the Foundation has pledged to fit and give one million hearing aids this decade.
“The gift of hearing opens up a whole new world of opportunity. It connects individuals to each other and empowers them to reach their full potential,” said Austin. “The question you should always ask is, ‘Who can I reflect caring to today?’ Because that simple kindness, that act of lifting someone up, gets reflected forward to others.”
Highlights of the evening included speeches from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; an emotional reflection from Super Bowl champion Derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL; a soulful performance from Jessica Sanchez and acoustic performances by GRAMMY Award winners Rob Thomas and John Legend; and a grand finale with fellow GRAMMY Award winner Sammy Hagar.