June 16, 2018 marks the 6th year for our annual beer tasting event that supports our life-changing education program in Sudan. Here are 6 reasons you should go ahead and get your tickets right now:
1. The Gala Supports An Amazing Cause
We're a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the Sudanese people, who currently face one of the most violent, racist, and oppressive dictatorships in the world.
Operation Broken Silence creates stunning documentary films, photography exhibits, and short videos that mobilize people around the world to raise support for Sudanese-led programs that are changing and saving lives. Our organization partners funds raised by our movement with local Sudanese change makers to empower education and humanitarian relief efforts.
By attending the 6th annual Good People Good Beer Gala, you are supporting primary-level education work in Yida Refugee Camp. The school we sponsor there is one the top-performing in the area, and Gala attendees can fund this special institution for almost an entire year by registering right now.
2. This Year Is Going To Be Awesome
This is the 6th year for this incredible gala, so we're updating the evening based on feedback from last year's attendees to make it even more awesome. This year, each ticket includes:
- 5 Tasting Brews & Wiseacre Keg Access
- Cornhole Access
- Adult Beer Pong (this ain't a frat house) Access
- Swing Dancing Floor Access
- Free Event Photos
- The Opportunity To Dress Up: 1920s Speakeasy Theme!
There is an additional $200 Fundraising Challange registration option this year that includes the following items as well:
- All of the above.
- Free-entry into the event!
- A Beer Gala swag bag that includes one of the tasting beers, an event t-shirt, and other OBS merch.
And finally, some of the evening's favorite donate-to-play areas will be returning and growing:
- Whiskey and Wine Pull
- Hope Notes Wall
- Renewal Booth
- Candle Wall Photo Booth.
3. You Can Register For Free!
This year, you can register for free by completing our $200 Fundraising Challenge! Instead of paying an entry fee, you can register and raise $200 through an online fundraising page. Most fundraisers reach their $200 goal in under 10 minutes, which means you get in for free!
This registration option ends on June 13, 2018 at 5:30PM.
4. This Year's Theme: 1920's Speakeasy
This is a themed dress up event! You should arrive in 1920s speakeasy attire. Not exactly sure what that means? Check out this Pinterest Board for dress attire ideas. No shorts, flip-flops, or t-shirts. Dress to the theme so you're not left out!
The beer selections this year will match the brewing styles from the 1920s: lighter brews such as lagers, blondes, and steam beers. This year, the venue includes more vintage furniture to fall in love with and you'll receive a secret password the week of the event to get in the door.
5. The Gala Will Sell Out
Last year we quadrupled the number of tickets available and still almost had a full house. We're expecting to sell out this year for three big reasons:
- Tickets are already getting claimed despite the event being 5 months away.
- High traffic to the Facebook event page and ticketing website.
- This is the first year the Gala has a 10 person event committee, and their number one priority is selling out the event.
If you want to pay-to-enter and skip fundraising, earlybird ticket prices are $50 until May 31, then ticket prices jump to $85. Secure your spot now so you don't miss out on this incredible evening.
6. Still Not Convinced? Take A Look Back At Last Year.
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is accelerating their ability to generate lasting change through storyelling and movement building, education and emergency response, and grassroots advocacy programs.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you can't make it to the gala but still want to pitch in to the school in Yida, you can make a one-time donation. Your gift is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. DONATE HERE »