Come watch your favorite glass artists compete in the 4th Annual BoroDerby and support the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery who provides resources for women and children in need!
What is it? In simple terms that do the event no justice whatsoever, the BoroDerby is a glass car race held to raise funds for charity that takes place on a traditional Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby track. But it is so much more than that with such a great history so read on below to find out more details about this year's 4th annual BoroDerby as well as learn some history behind the event.
Banjo Glass BoroDerby car from a previous BoroDerby
Evergreen State Project Presents:
The 4th Annual BoroDerby
Event Date: 9.30.16-10.02.16
Location: Domer's Studio, Spokane, WA:
5318 E Desmet, Spokane Valley, WA 99212
CJ Freestone/Herb C
Justin Jenicke/Boom Felazi
Eight teams will compete on day one and two to build their derby cars to be raced on an official Boy Scouts derby track during day three. Artists not participating in the live competition are able to create their own derby car prior to the completion and compete in a second series of races on day three. Artists will be doing live demonstrations throughout day three as well.
Preston Hanna BoroDerby car from a previous BoroDerby
The BoroDerby is an event dreamed up by Spokane glass artist Brandon Welk in 2010. The concept is awesome and simple: build cars out of glass and race them down a Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby track. In 2012 this event became a reality.
The first BoroDerby was hosted in Spokane WA, and it proved to be a creative way for the newly established non-profit organization, the Evergreen State Project, to raise money for local charities. It was both fun and successful. Our first BoroDerby provided $6,000 to charity and by our third year we were able to provide $10,000.
The Evergreen State Project is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 in Spokane, WA. Our current drive is to assist the local families and organizations in need. We have previously contributed to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Holy Family Emergency Room and Pediatrics, and Agape Home Women & Children’s Shelters.
Our mission is to unite the artistic glass and cannabis community through charitable events that showcase the talent of nationally recognized artists and the cannabis culture of the Pacific Northwest. A collective effort to raise money and give back to those in need within our local community.
Our current beneficiaries are the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery who provides resources for women and children. They provide a 24-hour childcare, parent education and counseling, as well as referrals to community agencies. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center founded in 1975, is a charity dedicated to life saving research to eliminate cancer. The Agape Home Women’s & Children’s Shelter provides a stable, nurturing environment for women and children. They offer services that include a safe shelter, life skill classes, a support system, and access to community resources. We will also make individual donations to local families in need.
During the event, we will have a raffle and winners will be announced on the third day. There will be donated art pieces and swag available as prizes. A silent auction with donated art will also be taking place during the three-day event. All derby cars will be auctioned at the event. All proceeds from the raffle and auctions will go to our beneficiaries.
Mothership Glass will be raffling a custom sandblasted Torus Recycler
We have five different sponsorship tiers available. Each tier includes a different selection of special perks including VIP passes, raffle tickets, swag bags, and vendor booth space (6 ft table included. Limited booth spaces available). We are able to trade for sponsorships or partial sponsorships for donated raw glass materials, tools, and supplies for use in the competition and prize packs for the winners. We are also looking for donation of promotional merchandise for swag bags that will be given to VIP attendees.
VIP includes your admission for the three-day event with access to complimentary food and drinks, VIP lounge, event t-shirt and swag bag, and five raffle tickets (VIP 21+ only).
Evergreen State Project is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is deductible as a charitable contribution to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive an automatic receipt from Deposit a Gift of your contribution for your credit card records and we will follow-up via mail with the proper tax acknowledgement for your generous donation.