OCP UPCOMING EVENTS!
OCTOBER 23 – Annual Gala Dinner and Live Music
OCTOBER 6 – Denton Foundation Golf Tournament
OCP is very excited about two upcoming fundraising events, both occurring in the fall!
October 23rd is OCP’s Fifth Annual Gala, our main annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is “In Praise of Our Pandemic Heroes” to honor those whose service saw us through the COVID pandemic that took the lives of 600,000 people in the US and 4 million worldwide. These heroes include those that took care of us (first responders, healthcare providers, family and friends who nursed us back to health); those who developed, distributed and administered the life-saving vaccines (federal government, scientists, doctors, logistical agents, state and local departments of health and state and local governments); those whose generosity supported OCP during the pandemic, as we shifted to meet the needs of our community members in this unprecedented crisis, expanded our services and still kept our doors open; and human services and front line workers like social work, retail, and food service workers. We appreciate you and honor you!
We are really excited about the gala this year; we’re putting a new spin on a classic. At 5PM on Saturday October 23rd, we’re opening the doors at First Presbyterian Church on Court Square. We’ll start with a live concert with local bands at 5:30, followed by dinner from 6:30-7:30. After a sumptuous dinner, we’ll have another concert of local bands from 7:30-8:30.
Our menu! Simply delectable. Guests (at home or in-person) can choose between Dijon glazed salmon, pepper encrusted beef tenderloin and polenta with roasted ratatouille with curried cauliflower, green bean almandine, horseradish mashed potatoes and cardamom basmati rice. Served family style! We will also have assorted desserts from the local community.
While we encourage everyone to attend in person, we are sensitive to the concerns and needs of our community. All of our volunteers and staff are vaccinated and we will be following CDC protocols. We will be livestreaming the gala on our Facebook page and will be offering free delivery for dinner for those who choose not to attend in person! (Be on the lookout for an ordering page on our website; we’ll announce when it’s live!)
So, if you want to support OCP, get a great meal, enjoy some local music and hear from community members how OCP, and your support of OCP, has impacted their lives, join us on October 23rd! Tickets are $75 and will be available for purchase below. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to stay posted!
To sponsor the event, kindly email our Administrative Director, Corey Chandler, at [email protected] or call us at 540-442-7727
To pre-order tickets, please visit ocpstore.square.site/gala2021
The other event we’re super excited about is the 19th Annual Denton Family Foundation Golf Tournament. Every year, the Denton Family Foundation organizes a golf tournament to benefit a local nonprofit, and this year OCP is the recipient! Since 1998, the Foundation has given approximately half a million dollars to local nonprofit organizations.
The tourney will be on Wednesday, October 6th, at Lakeview Golf Course. Register to play (up to a team of 4 at a time) or to sponsor the event, call or email OCP executive director Sam Nickels at 540-476-4180 or [email protected] . Register by October 1st. For more info, go to the Denton Family Foundation website.
Lunch is available starting at 11:30 am, and is donated by Mr. J’s Bagel & Deli. Shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Golfers enjoy an 18-hole Captain’s Choice golf tournament. Carts are provided. The awards ceremony and steak dinner begin immediately after the tournament. Dinner is catered by Dayton Catering Co. Beverages are served throughout the day, and extraordinary raffle packages are available.
If you have any questions, contact Corey at [email protected].
Stay tuned for updates!
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