BSCC’s Parks and Trails Gala is July 21
By Emily Stifler Explorebigsky.com Managing Editor
BIG SKY – For the first time ever, the Big Sky Community Corp. is holding its annual fundraiser in the Community Park. This is a benchmark for the nonprofit organization, which has been fundraising, building and maintaining parks and trails for 14 years.
At the Parks and Trails Gala on July 21, the BSCC will host a silent auction and a live band in one tent, and a dinner and live auction in another. Proceeds from this fundraising event will directly benefit new parks and trails projects in the area.
“It’s a big deal that we’re moving it to the park,” said BSCC executive director Jessie Neal. “It creates a great experience for the people attending, and also an opportunity to showcase the park and the hard work the BSCC and their generous donors put forth in the last 10 years.”
The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will also feature appetizers, a cocktail hour, dinner catered by the Corral, and live music and dancing from nine-piece R&B and Soul band Blue Jack.
“We’ve really stepped it up with auctions items,” Neal said. “This is a whole new category of event.”
Past fundraisers have made possible the new softball and multi-use fields, miles of trail, as well as the success and establishment of recreation programs and children’s camps.
Bozeman’s Stronghold Fabrication will have a new artificial climbing structure framed by the time of the Gala. Dreamland Skateparks will have started work July 16. The Oregon-based company has done many of the skateparks in Montana and the west coast, and is one of the best in the country, Neal said.
The Community Park has been hopping this summer, Neal said, with its 110-car parking lot nearly full on many evenings. “It’s not just softball. It’s disc golf, the [old] skate ramp, and multiple nights of soccer, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee.”
Sponsors of the BSCC Gala are Outlaw Partners, STOA Management, Lone Peak Brewery, Lohss Construction, Bozeman Audi, Nordic Hot Tub, Big Sky Conoco and On Site Management.
For tickets, information, sponsorship opportunities, and to donate items to the auction, contact Jessie Neal (406) 993-2112 or email@example.com
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