The eighth annual benefit auction for the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), the Brain Injury Gala, was held on November 1, 2014 at the Westin in Downtown Seattle. This was the largest attended with over 600 guests. The Honorary Chair for the event was NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, who accepted the Leadership Award on behalf of the NFL for their commitment to passing components of Washington’s Zackery Lystedt Law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The law firm was a sponsor for the event and hosted eight tables. The auction rose over $550,000, a new record for the organization.