Don't forget, if you registered for free and are raising $125 through your fundraising page and haven't reached your goal by 7:00PM on event night, you'll need to make a donation to your page to cover the rest.
If you've already paid for your tickets or reached your fundraising goal, the following is everything you need to know, all in one place.
About The Cause
Operation Broken Silence is building a global movement to empower the Sudanese people through innovative programs as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
This special evening directly benefits our primary school and high school in Yida Refugee Camp, where we support 18 Sudanese teachers and nearly 1,100 children every day. Many of the students at these two schools in Yida have been seperated from their parents or orphaned due to the genocidal war they fled in Sudan.
By participating in The Good People Good Beer Gala, you are ensuring that these teachers and children will continue getting the support they deserve in the months ahead.
About The Theme: Masquerade
The theme for this year's Gala is Masquerade! This is a formal dress-up event. Here is some Masquerade-themed attire we found on Pinterest. This will give you a good idea of what you need to wear to the Gala on March 23!
Men, formal means that a tuxedo isn't required, but the Gala is still upscale enough for one to be appropriate. A dark suit/tie combo and your mask works just fine. Ladies, a long evening dress or formal cocktail-length dress and your mask will do! Need some more details about what to wear? Here's a great little read for the ladies, and one here for the gents.
And our Masquerade theme extends beyond just your dress code! This year's tasting brews and two cocktails are being themed to Europe in the 1500s, when Masquerade-themed parties became more widespread. That means the tasting beers will range from light to amber in color and have a variety of flavor. The themed cocktails we're saving as a surprise!
Your Tickets Include
Whether you purchased a ticket or fundraised your entry, here's what you can expect to find at the Gala:
- Themed Drinks: 5 tasting brews reminscient of 1500s Europe and a craft cocktail designed just for the Gala.
- Additional Drinks: Draft beers, gluten-reduced beer, and hard cider. Also red, white, and rose wine.
- Dinner: Eats from our favorite Memphis restaurants.
- Games & Carousel Rides: Beer pong, cornhole, jenga, and unlimited rides on the stunning Memphis Grand Carousel.
- Dancing: A Silent Disco!
- Photos: A red carpet entrance, a Vintage Light Wall that is Instagram candy, and candid shots throughout the evening.
- Awards: Compete for Best-Dressed Man, Best-Dressed Woman, and Best-Dressed Couple. Also Top Individual Fundraiser and Top Fundraising Team.
Additionally, there are a few donate-to play areas at the Gala you can participate in:
- Hope Notes Donation Wall: Make a donation to a specific need at our schools and write a letter of hope to the students there.
- Renewal Short Film Screening: Watch our short film the Renewal and sign up to give monthly to both schools in Yida.
- Silent Auction: Bid on some unique gifts and keep your fingers cross that you'll be the winner!
What To Bring
This is a 21+ event, which means we have to check your I.D. when you arrive. That means you need to bring your valid driver's license!
Good People Good Beer is a cashless Gala (that means card only). Outside of tasting beer, games, and more, we have a number of other ways you can get involved throughout the night that are donate-to-play. When you swipe your card at these areas of the Gala, you are empowering teachers and students!
So, remember, bring a valid ID and debit or credit card.
We can't wait to see you at the Gala! If you have any more questions between now and then, please reach out to us at info [at] operationbrokensilence [dot] org
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling and movement-building, education and emergency relief, and grassroots advocacy programs.
We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. DONATE HERE »