Discover Goodwill is holding its second An Enchanted Weekend event at the Garden of the Gods Collection this August 16-18.
Comprised of four events full of opportunities to mix and mingle with friends while supporting Discover Goodwill’s mission of helping individuals achieve greater independence, this year’s An Enchanted Weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever.
This Napa-style event will offer 18 tasting stations featuring Colorado Springs’ top restaurants, microbreweries and spirits purveyors
The weekend kicks off on Thursday, August 16, with Discover Goodwill’s Chic Boutique, an elegant retail pop-up store full of gently-used fashion from Colorado Springs’ trendiest closets. The Thursday evening shopping event goes from 5-8pm and is open to VIPs and event sponsors. Guests will enjoy signature “Goodwilltini” cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they shop to their heart’s content. The Chic Boutique will take place at the Garden of the Gods Collection’s International Health and Wellness Center in The Three Graces, which will offer Chic Boutique shoppers exclusive discounts on spa services.
The next morning features an exciting Golf Experience at Kissing Camels Golf Course, with breakfast followed by a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start to kick off the adrenaline-fueled tournament for 32 foursomes. Players will receive meticulously crafted surprises around every corner--food and drink, spectacular swag and thrilling hole-in-one opportunities including a “Million Dollar Shot” and the chance to win a three-year luxury SUV lease courtesy of Lexus of Colorado Springs.
Friday evening offers guests the chance to take in the majestic scenery of Garden of the Gods at Discover Goodwill’s On the Mesa event. This Napa-style event will offer 18 tasting stations featuring Colorado Springs’ top restaurants, microbreweries and spirits purveyors set to the sounds of local band Woodshed Red. Attendees can mingle and socialize as they enjoy spectacular views and enjoy dessert in the Giving Tent showcasing crowdfunding opportunities to help local individuals who have barriers
An Enchanted Weekend culminates in the Saturday night Gala and After-Lounge, as guests wine and dine while bidding on luxurious experiences and packages during spirited live and silent auctions. The evening is capped with exciting Raise the Paddle bidding, all in support of Discover Goodwill’s job training and placement programs. Following the dinner, the weekend will conclude with an after-party accompanied by live music, dancing and lots of sweet and savory snacks.
An Enchanted Weekend raises funds to support Discover Goodwill’s more than 20 programs that help individuals in our community achieve greater independence. These life-changing programs and services include Voyages, a day program offering seniors socialization and recreational activities; and Possibilities, a town square community that gives individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities opportunities to learn important life skills. In addition, Discover Goodwill offers job training and placement programs that in 2017, provided training and career services to 24,802 individuals, including 9,101 who were placed into community jobs. Learn more at AnEnchantedWeekend.com
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