By Kathy Chouteau
Pogo Park is hosting a “Fundraising Party” Fri., Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m. in Richmond to complete a park and playground at the city’s under-construction Harbour-8 Park. But first: Help the organization rise to the occasion of a generous challenge grant.
While Pogo Park has previously raised the funds to construct Harbour Hall—a 3,500 sq. ft. community center at Harbour-8 Park—the organization is busy garnering additional support to build the park and playground. It’s envisioned as “a beautiful outdoor space for thousands of Richmond’s most underserved children and their families to gather together and play outside,” said Executive Director Toody Maher about the Iron Triangle neighborhood project.
That’s where the challenge grant comes in. If Pogo Park can raise $100,000 on-or-before its Nov. 10th Fundraising Party, a generous donor will match it dollar-for-dollar, per Maher. Which, in turn, will go a long way toward completing the work on Harbour-8 Park.
Those attending the fundraiser can take a tour of Harbour-8 Park, meet the Pogo Park Team, see their new office, and visit their new wood and metal studios, said Maher. The program for the evening includes: 5-6 p.m., meet and mingle, tour Harbor-8 park and enjoy an open bar; 6-7:30 p.m., dinner, presentation and Fund-a-Need; and 7:30 p.m. onward, line-dancing.
Serving up dinner for the evening will be Richmond’s Anaviv|Sailing Goat, which will serve home-cooked paella, salad and bread (with vegetarian and gluten-free options), per Maher. Open Air Coffee will serve tea, coffee and home-baked chocolate chip cookies, while an open bar will be on hand stocked with wine, beer, sodas and non-alcoholic drinks.
The casual-attire event will be held at Pogo Park, 23 9th St. in Richmond. To attend Pogo Park’s Fundraising Party, click here for tickets ($100 per person). To donate, click here. The organization wants all who are invited to be able to attend. Reduced-price tickets to the fundraiser are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Pogo Park here.