SAVE THE DATE: Put Your ‘Hats On for Highline’ at Emerald Downs May 19


The annual ‘Hats On for Highline’ fundraiser event will be held from Noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at Emerald Downs in Auburn.

This fun event raises money for the Highline Medical Center Foundation, and involves wearing hats, great food, horse racing, silent auction, raffle and much more. As he did last year, WCB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer will serve as MC, so be sure to come heckle him while he wears many different, silly hats (see our coverage of last year’s event here).

“Hats On for Highline is the perfect mixture of fun, excitement and philanthropic spirit,” reads an announcement. “Adorned with fabulous, creative race day hats, attendees to our Emerald Downs event enjoy a private viewing facility, gourmet buffet, exclusive betting booths and the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffle. While not all will have the luck of the horses behind them, everyone is sure to walk away a winner knowing they help raise funds to ensure that our community members have access to compassionate, quality healthcare.”

Tickets are $60 each, and can be purchased online here.

And don’t forget the fun Hat Contest, with prizes for the following categories:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Vintage
  • Best Ensemble (hat and outfit)
  • Most Creative Kid (12 years & under)

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsoring the events hosted by Highline Medical Center Foundation is a great opportunity to show your organization’s support of top-quality healthcare in our community. As your partner for a healthier community, we value the involvement of local businesses and are dedicated to building lasting, meaningful partnerships.

Sponsorship Opportunities include:

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000.00

  • Includes Jockey Sponsor plus:
  • Recognition as “Presenting Sponsor”
  • Opportunity to include materials in event grab bags
  • Company name listed in Healthy Living magazine

Jockey Sponsor: $3,000.00

  • Includes Track Sponsor plus:
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Company logo on event printed materials

Track Sponsor: $1,500.00

  • Includes Table Sponsor plus:
  • Company name will be on race track
  • Listed on Highline event signage
  • Company name listed on event invitations
  • Company hyperlink on Foundation website
  • Company name on event printed materials
  • Company logo on Foundation website

Table Sponsor: $500

  • Company name listed on Foundation website
  • Recognition on internal electronic donor wall
  • Recognition on Highline intranet and internal promotions
  • Company name displayed on table
  • 8 complimentary attendee tickets

Please contact Sarah at 206.375.2155 to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for any of our annual events.

Current sponsors include:

Here’s more info about the event:

About Hats On for Highline
As our most unique annual event, Hats On for Highline is the perfect mixture of fun, excitement and philanthropic spirit. Adorned with fabulous, creative race day hats, attendees to our Emerald Downs event enjoy a private viewing facility, gourmet buffet, exclusive betting booths and the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffle. While not all will have the luck of the horses behind them, everyone is sure to walk away a winner knowing they help raise funds to ensure that our community members have access to compassionate, quality healthcare. This increasingly popular event will celebrate its 4th year running in 2012. This year’s event will take place from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, May 19th.

Tickets: $60

Silent Auction: With the support of our generous community, we are gearing up for a fabulous silent auction at this event featuring donated items from many local business. If you would like to donate an item to be included in the silent auction, please contact Sarah at 206.375.2155

How funds are used
Funds raised from our events are used to support important initiatives throughout the Highline Medical Center network and the populations we serve in Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Tukwila, West Seattle, and White Center. In the past, funds from events have been used to:

  • Help the child birth center with program support to safely deliver over 1,000 babies each year
  • Fund comfort therapies, such as massage or music, to ensure hospice and cancer care patients are at ease
  • Provide waivers to low-income families who otherwise would not be able to afford the prescriptions and medical devices they need as part of their recovery
  • Build, renovate, and update facilities
  • Help the Medical Center acquire state-of-the-art equipment, such as robotic surgery equipment, to ensure that our patients have local access to up-to-date technologies

Sponsorship:
Sponsoring the events hosted by Highline Medical Center Foundation is a great opportunity to show your organization’s support of top-quality healthcare in our community. As your partner for a healthier community, we value the involvement of local businesses and are dedicated to building lasting, meaningful partnerships. Please contact Sarah at 206.375.2155 to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for any of our annual events.

The combined efforts for last year’s event raised over $43,500 and resulted in their most successful fundraiser to date.

Here are a few photos from the event shot by WCB photographer Michael Brunk. You can click individual images to view them larger:

Winners and judges of the 2011 hat competition.

Colorful hats provided nice contrast to the gray, wet weather.

Hats of all sizes, shapes and styles were on display at the 2011 "Hats On For Highline"

Horses heading down the front stretch at Emerald Downs enroute to the finish line.


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