“In Our Backyard BBQ” is an annual BBQ to celebrate the Northwest Leadership Foundation. The annual festivities will be held this Friday, August 16, 2013 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.Tickets are required, and include a catered meal and admission to the Tacoma Rainiers vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox game. Korbett Mosesly, director of communications, gives us insight into the BBQ and the organization: “Our annual BBQ is one way we bring together leaders and partner organization from throughout the community to really celebrate the success of emerging leaders. It’s an opportunity for us to share in their success and journey that often involves overcoming some significant challenges. In addition this also gives us the opportunity to explain how Northwest Leadership Foundation plays a role in leadership development; how people can become involved; and a shared vision on how we continue to move forward in developing a new generation of leaders.”
The Northwest Leadership Foundation discovers, develops, and deploys a new generation of leaders and citizens for lasting, positive change within the city. They do this by tackling difficult problems and creating effective solutions. “We find talented individuals in overlooked places with undeveloped leadership potential. We develop this potential through collaborative, individually focused programs. For example, we have equipped and sent over 375 underrepresented students to college with over a 90% 4 year graduation rate. NLF is unique in our focus on leadership development as a means of building a better future for Tacoma.”
The event will include a catered meal and admission to the Tacoma Rainiers vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox game
“This is our signature fundraising event of the year and the community’s participation is truly appreciated. Te Northwest Leadership Foundation offers innovative programs that produce positive outcomes for the residents of Tacoma-Pierce County in need. Participation at our barbecue is essential to help raise funds for our various initiatives. We need people to learn more about how NLF works for the good of the city,” explained Korbett Mosesly, director of communications for NLF. “The Northwest Leadership Foundation offers innovative programs that produce positive outcomes for the residents of Tacoma-Pierce County in need. Guests that attend our barbecue are essential to help raise funds for our various initiatives. We need volunteers like you to invite your circle of friends and loved ones to learn more about how NLF works for the good of the city.”
This event is described as a cross-section of community leaders that come together to help develop, encourage, and strengthen youth leaders, who will be the leaders of tomorrow. Young people need to know that there is a group of people cheering them on to do better and that we are sincerely invested in their future.
Event schedule and details:
Each person that attends will enjoy a catered meal, soda, water, beer, wine, live music, raffle prizes, personal concierge service, a private area to watch and enjoy the game, Kid Zone with bounce house, photo booth, and a post-game Fireworks show. People can purchase tickets at the day of the event, but advanced purchase is preferred.
• 3:30 Registration
• 4:30 Program Starts
• 6:00 Program Ends
• 7:00 Game Starts
• $40 Guest Ticket
• $300 Table (10)
• $28.50 10 & under
• Free under 3
Tickets can be purchased on the website: northwestleadership.org/backyard-bbq-at-cheney-stadium-2/
For more information about the event, please call: 253-272-0771 extension 134.
For more information about the organization, please visit their website at northwestleadership.org.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com
Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for Tacoma.com