2023 BASH


 

Additional Sponsorships are available

Registration is open!

 

Sponsors
Carim Eye & Retina CenterOrthopaedic Associates of Reading
Green Valley DentalHanger Clinics
Ames Construction
Meadows MetricsLancaster Recumbent
ROG Orthodontics
PPLRKL
Lancaster RecumbentTompkins Bank
Altoonian Photography
FAQs
What time does it start/End?

Doors open at 7PM. Dinner’s at 7:30ish and the party ends around 11. 

There’s a VIP hour for sponsors and adaptive athletes from 6 – 7. Sponsorship information can be found at https://imablefoundation.org/sponsor-im-able/, or by reaching out to Brian Sutherland, IM ABLE’s Development Director, [email protected].

It’s a free fundraiser? Really?  

Yes!* 

*well, sort of. It is free to register. The BASH is a fundraiser, IM ABLE’s largest of the year. While you’re enjoying the food, drinks, live music, and meeting athletes of all abilities who have been empowered by IM ABLE, we hope you will choose to donate. 

how can we help?

Volunteers VERY much appreciated. Time slots and responsibilities outlined here: SignUpGenius

Interested in doing something not listed on that site? Email Brian, he’d love to hear your ideas, [email protected]

What’s the dress code / Party Attire?

Chris Kaag, Founder and CEO says, “I usually wear a bow tie, dress shirt, suspenders but jeans, definitely jeans.” We consulted the internet for this one. Lindsey Love is a senior brand stylist and describes it as “dressy casual” or “smart casual.”  “Wear what makes you feel fabulous,” she says. The event is St. Patrick’s Day theme so there’ll be some green but, most importantly, come prepared to dance the night away to Blue Label’s rockin’ tunes. 

Also, we’ll bring a whole bunch of adaptive equipment and encourage you to try it out so wear something that will allow you to get moving. Wheelchair basketball and baseball, bike races down the track. No Excuses, Just Move!

What is the BASH?

The BASH is IM ABLE’s annual fundraising event. There’s appetizers, dinner, dancing, a brief program to show you the incredible things you’ve made possible over the last year. And, yes, of course, we’ll be asking for your support to help even more people in this upcoming year. And then back to the dancing.  

Funds raised at this event help IM ABLE fulfill our mission to remove obstacles that prevent people with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral challenges from living an active life. In our 15 years, we have found the two largest obstacles are the high cost of adaptive equipment and programming opportunities for people of all abilities. Your donations will help IM ABLE give adaptive equipment grants as well as provide inclusive programming. 

We will also be honoring this year’s Motivator of the Year. Send us a nomination of someone who has made a difference in the lives of adaptive sports in this community and a few details to help us learn more about them – [email protected]

See awesome in action for yourself on IM ABLE’s YouTube Channel

Are there sponsorships available?

There is information on sponsoring this event or for all of IM ABLE’s 2022-2023 events and programming – click here to see our sponsorship slide deck.

To start a conversation about how you can achieve your goals while empowering adaptive athletes, please contact our development director, Brian Sutherland, at (801) 842-5738 or [email protected]

is it kid friendly?

This is a party (with a purpose) so it’s probably a good night to call the babysitter. IM FITTERS are welcome. In fact, we’ll be disappointed if they aren’t there!