17th ANNUAL SPATACULAR
Saturday, July 21, 2018 • 5-9pm • Kirkwood and Town & Country locations
What is Spatacular?
Spatacular is an annual event hosted by Ginger Bay for the past 16 years. It is intended to honor and raise money for a worthy nonprofit organization. Each year the event gets bigger and better! Last years beneficiary was Burns Recovered, an amazing organization that provides support for burn survivors and their families as well as community outreach to increase burn awareness to prevent injuries. Their goal is to see every burn survivor live life to it's fullest; without limitations, fear and insecurity. Thank you for helping us raise money for this worthy cause. Spatacular 2018 will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 5-9pm at both our Kirkwood and Town & Country locations.
Doors open at 5pm at both Ginger Bay locations. For the price of a ticket ranging from $50-$125, guests can receive a reserved spa or salon appointment of their choice, such as a manicure and pedicure, facial, massage or hair service. Appointment times are reserved at the time Spatacular tickets are purchased. Ginger Bay will also provide guests the opportunity to receive several complimentary mini-spa treatments, including hand massages and make-up touchups, featuring Aveda products. Guests will also be treated to an array of appetizers, desserts and cocktails. In the past, we have been fortunate to serve food from Café Provencal, Circle 7 Ranch and Whole Foods, while providing cocktails from Pearl Vodka and Ward on Wine.
In addition to receiving salon/spa services and enjoying amazing food and cocktails, all attendees will receive a goody bag, valued over $65. Typical goody bags include 2 full-sized Aveda products, beauty product samples, gift certificates and coupons from local restaurants and boutiques and a special gift from Ginger Bay. All of our guests can participate in our silent and live auctions featuring tickets to Cardinal’s games, sports memorabilia, gift cards to local restaurants and boutiques, gift baskets, liquor and even trips! An evening raffle will allow guests to enter to win high-end items. We will also make available a select number of $50 tickets that include everything except a salon or spa service so guests can join in on the atmosphere and fun!
How can a nonprofit organization be named as the recipient of the Spatacular fundraising?
Charities that have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code may apply through Monday, February 26 by completing our application. Please note that nonprofit organization applications include a short essay explaining why your organization deserves to be named our 2018 Spatacular beneficiary.
After application submission, we will review the applications in-house and choose 5 finalists. We will post the finalists on our Facebook Page during the week of March 19. The public will then have the opportunity to vote for this year’s winner. The nonprofit organization with the most votes (Facebook ‘Likes’) will be the winner, so we encourage charities who have made it to the top 5 to rally their supporters to vote for them. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 16. Former Spatacular charities include Midwest Children's Burn Camp, Gateway Pet Guardians, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Equine Assisted Therapy, Friends of Kids with Cancer, Our Little Haven, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Breakdown STL and Boys Hope/Girls Hope of St. Louis.
How much money can the Spatacular nonprofit organization expect to receive?
Since 2008, we have raised between $15,000 - $26,400* each year. The amount of money we raise is impacted by how much support we receive by our chosen Spatacular nonprofit organization, so we are really looking for a nonprofit organization that can help us promote this event. As a company, we will spend our own time and money preparing for Spatacular. Therefore, we will deduct our expenses prior to giving our Spatacular nonprofit organization a check for the amount raised. (*These totals are based on the amount we have donated to the nonprofit organization after our expenses were deducted).