One of Boulder County’s longest-running fundraisers, this year’s event features a Las Vegas theme and casino games
BOULDER, Colo. — (Jan. 29, 2020) — The Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) today announced the 39th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling. The event will take place at the Omni Interlocken Hotel Saturday, Feb. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit SPAN in the organization’s mission to support survivors of domestic violence and their children.
“The Chocolate Lovers’ Fling is one of my favorite yearly events that we do. Not only does it satisfy the community’s collective sweet tooth, it’s also an unforgettable evening of fun benefitting victims of interpersonal violence at a time when our community is experiencing higher rates of domestic violence than state and national averages,” said SPAN executive director Anne Tapp. “Every year, we are honored by — and incredibly grateful for — the amount of support this amazing event receives from sponsors, volunteers and the Broomfield and Boulder County communities, and we are beyond excited to further contribute to that legacy of support, advocacy, education and community this year as we treat attendees to a Las Vegas experience!”
SPAN has helped trauma survivors in Boulder and Broomfield counties recover and discover new opportunities for over 40 years. For the last 38 of those years, this annual evening of entertainment has helped SPAN raise nearly $4 million dollars to support domestic violence prevention and intervention services. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/SPANtickets.
This year’s event will feature dinner, live music, casino games, live and silent auctions, a survivor presentation and, of course, unlimited chocolate. Individual tickets are $150, and a table for eight is $1,500. Tickets include everything listed here, as well as unlimited wine and beer throughout the evening, a cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, a Volkswagen photo bus and a discounted hotel room at the venue.
Sponsors for the event include Black Roofing, Tim and Mary Black, the Cadwell Family Foundation, Alpine Bank, Avery Brewing, Boulder Magazine/Brock Media, Cardinal Peak, Cured, The Farm, Gebhardt BMW, Hazel’s Beverage World, J&L Distilling Company, Kilwin’s, Lefkovitz Foundation and Wana Brands.
For more information about the event, please visit the event page. For more information or to get involved with SPAN, please visit www.safehousealliance.org.
About Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)
SPAN is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through advocacy, support, education and community organizing. This is the 40th year of community commitment for SPAN. Since 1979, SPAN’s Emergency Shelter Program has provided a safe shelter at a confidential location for survivors of domestic violence. SPAN relocated its shelter from an old renovated home that could house 12 adults and children to a 27-bed facility in 2008, increasing its capacity by more than 60%. The current shelter facility has provided more than 2,500 adults and 950 children with 92,802 safe overnights and hundreds of thousands of meals prepared in the facility’s communal kitchen.