WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Break out your shagging shoes and shimmy on over to the Battleship North Carolina for a fundraiser to help the Brigade Boys & Girls Club.
The non-profit is holding its first ever Battleship Bash on Saturday, October 20th from 7-10 p.m. on the USS North Carolina. Tickets are $50 if purchased online, $60 the day of and include cocktails, local craft beer, hors d’ oeuvres and music by swing and shag band, The Imitations. The event is 50s, post-war/baby boom themed and aims to raise $20k for Brigade Boys & Girls Club.
Battleship Bash is organized by Brigade’s CORPs which stands for Club of Rising Professionals. CORPs is a young professional’s networking organization centered around volunteering with Club members, and raising funds/awareness for Brigade Boys & Girls Club.
Although planned and organized by young professionals, the event hopes to draw people of all ages to attend by featuring Carolina Shag dancing and beach music-an homage to coastal culture.
For information about Sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, click here.
About Boys & Girls Club:
Brigade Boys & Girls Club has been in the “youth development business” in our community for over 120 years; it was founded by Colonel Walker Taylor in 1896.
Today Brigade serves 2,700 boys and girls across New Hanover, Pender and Onslow County. A proud affiliate of the nationally renowned Boys & Girls Club of America, Brigade has been able to expand its reach without forgetting its roots: the children it serves, and the community they call home. Their mission is to inspire and, through character development, enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.