Children’s Golf Classic Gala Dinner at Safeco Field
TPN was thrilled to be invited to participate in the 13th annual Children’s Golf Classic, a three day event benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital, coordinated by the Friends of Costco Guild. Led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, this event is consistently the highest earning fundraiser each year for Seattle Children’s Hospital, raising an incredible $7 million in 2012.
The three-day event began with a VIP reception for top level sponsors at Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center. The next evening 1,100 guests gathered on the Safeco Field infield for cocktails, dinner, and the Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi. The event series concluded with 1,100 players teeing up at eight premier Northwest golf courses, an awards presentation and dinner at The Golf Club at Newcastle.
TPN’s expertise came in handy for the Safeco Field event, a venue TPN’s Steve Kidd is very familiar with. In past years, the event had been arranged with the stage located on home plate, so attendees entered the field looking at the back of the stage. TPN re-oriented the stage to 2nd base, giving attendees a full and impressive view of the infield and stage upon entering the venue. The adjustment of the stage location also allowed TPN to rig an LED screen from the roof, rather than using a projector, which facilitated the hanging of an LED screen, needed to overcome the considerable amount of daylight in the late afternoon.
“TPN’s reputation for quality work is well known, but we always thought they were out of our league. We’re a fund raising event with a non-profit’s limited budget. We were pleased to hear TPN was indeed interested in working with us but still skeptical that our event was big enough. It took only one meeting for us to realize what we had been missing. The experience and resources TPN brought to the project were exciting and their professionalism was reassuring. We never had to worry about the budget, the schedule, or the final product. It was a pleasure working with Steve Kidd and great to be in TPN’s league!”
Event Coordinator, Children’s Golf Classic