Pillars of Hope

The Pillars of Hope Grand Slam, hosted by the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, returned for its fifth year in partnership with World TeamTennis and the San Diego Aviators. The “Pillars of Hope” Award was given to Allan Camaisa, CEO of Calidi Biotherapeutics, and Scott McCarty, DO of Kaiser Permanente. The festive event included food stations with wine pairings, live music, silent and live auctions, and more. Tickets also included VIP seats to watch the San Diego Aviators professional tennis match, plus DJ music, games, and autographs from players. The Mitchell Thorp Foundation’s mission is to help families of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, diseases, and disorders by providing financial and emotional support.

Photography by Jennifer Nelson