Carolinas News Notes
AF is all about eights
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. â€” The Adam Foundation is all set for their 8 in 8 Dash Bash on Aug. 26, BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way, Broad St. Entrance, beginning at 1 p.m., with the game beginning at 2 p.m.
The foundation is partnering with Winston-Salem Dash, the areaâ€™s minor league baseball team, for a family-friendly afternoon. A portion of the ticket price of $18 will benefit Adam Foundationâ€™s grant process for 2013 and must be purchased by Aug. 25 through the foundation.
The 8 in 8 is a newly formed, late summer fundraising effort. Businesses or individual may serve as hosts and create a fun-filled event for all to enjoy.
Adam Foundation lends support to event organizers by providing PR, display materials, special speakers, video materials and more. Also, special â€ś8 in 8â€ť invitation, thank you notes and envelopes are made available. The aim is to earn as little as $8 or as much as $800, just so long as the number â€ś8â€ť is incorporated somewhere or in some way into the event. For more information, visit adamfoundation.org/always-fun/adam-events/8-8.
Tickets give attendees a seat in the Blue Rhino Backyard with other foundation friends and straight allies.
Enjoy a hot dog cookout with a side and soft drinks included. Beer and other alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Top off the â€śamenitiesâ€ť with a Dash cap. Kids Zone is free for the entire day, as well as rides.
Tickets will be available for pick up at a special will call table at the main entrance.
To order tickets, visit adamfoundation.org/sunday-aug-26th-afs-dash-bash-tix-order-here.
Gala seeks workshop proposals
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€” The Equality North Carolina Equality Conference & Gala, slated for Nov. 17, is on the hunt for workshop ideas and leaders for the annual event.
The theme this year revolves around community activism. As such, they are looking for workshops designed to equip participants with the skills they need to work strategically and effectively for positive change in North Carolina.
Equality North Carolina is the leader for LGBT rights in the South and they want to maintain effective ways to combat anti-LGBT attacks from organizations and individuals who challenge the rights of LGBT community members and want to rock equality gains backward.
Some of the participants may be new to activism and as such the presentations need to inspire them toward working for LGBT rights.
Proposals are due by Aug. 30.
To download a request form, visit equalitync.org.