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2020 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraiser Summary

Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
edited March 2020 in The Porch

Welcome to the 2020 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraiser Summary Thread!

Wishlist Foundation, the Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hosting preparty fundraisers in March and April at every city on the band’s 16-date North American tour supporting their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton. The tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. The fan fundraiser events will benefit the band’s spotlight charities as well as local charities in each city.

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Here you will find an informational summary for each tour date fundraiser and links for more information:

Wednesday, March 18: Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
Location:
Steam Whistle Brewery 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto ON M5V 3M9 (416) 362-2337
Beneficiaries: Downie Wenjack Fund, The Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Rob F
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Friday, March 20: Ottawa, ON
- Canadian Tire Centre
Location:
Bert's Bar 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa ON K2V 1A5 (613) 599-2582
Beneficiaries: Capital City Condors & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Chris B, Cathy P
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Sunday, March 22: Quebec City - Videotron Centre
Organizer(s): **ORGANIZER(S) NEEDED** - email info@wishlistfoundation.org if interested
Location: TBD
Beneficiaries: TBD & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Tuesday, March 24: Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Centre
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): TBA
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Friday & Saturday, March 27 and 28: Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
Location: Power Plant Live! 34 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 727-5483
Beneficiaries: BARCS Animal Shelter, CCFA - NW Chapter & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Romeo S, Rochelle D, Laura T
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, March 30: New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Location: Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge 485 7th Ave 18th floor, New York NY 10018 (212) 268-0188
Beneficiaries: Every Mother Counts, Lustgarten Foundation & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Jenny WS, Carin C
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Thursday, April 2: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): TBA
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Saturday, April 4: St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
LocationMaggie O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant 2000 Market St, St Louis, MO 63103 (314) 421-1388
Beneficiary: Wishlist Foundation, local food bank TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Laura T
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, April 6: Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
Location: Social Capital OKC 517 S Hudson Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73109 (405) 270-7805
Beneficiaries: Junior Achievement of Oklahoma & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Jeff G
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Thursday, April 9: Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Location: The Celtic on Market 1400 Market St, Denver CO 80202 (303) 484-1066
Beneficiaries: 350.org & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Jessy B
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Saturday, April 11: Phoenix, AZ - Gila River Arena
Location: McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon 9425 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale AZ 85305 (623) 872-0022
Beneficiaries: The Joy Bus Diner & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Marc A
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, April 13: San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): TBA
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16: Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Location: Common Space Brewery 3411 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne CA 90250 (424) 456-4355
Beneficiaries: LA Food Bank, TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Brent K & Jim W
4/15: Socials: FB Event | FB Group
4/16: Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19: Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Todd O & Scott A
4/18: Socials: FB Event | FB Group
4/19: Socials: FB Event | FB Group

 

We'll be updating our website with each new detail we confirm at : https://wishlistfoundation.org/pages/2020-preparty-fundraisers

 

TO DONATE
If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, donate here! No bootleg items, please. https://tinyurl.com/wldonate

TO VOLUNTEER
We are always in need of Preparty Team volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/pjvolunteer

TO ORGANIZE
Anyone who’s organized a preparty fundraiser knows that there’s more than meets the eye when signing on to host an event. Though there is a good amount of work involved, the rewards are huge and almost everyone who has organized one of our events has loved the experience and has/will do it again. If you’ve already volunteered at a preparty fundraiser and want to take the next step and organize a fundraiser, or you’re an organizer alumni, please sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/pjvolunteer

WHAT IS A PREPARTY FUNDRAISER?
A Wishlist Foundation preparty fundraiser is a group of fans gathering before a Pearl Jam concert to meet up and make new friends. We add in the charitable aspect by supporting Pearl Jam's Spotlight Charities and a local organization selected by the organizer of the preparty. Mix in a massive raffle of Pearl Jam fan memorabilia, an amazing auction of autographed items and some merchandise available for a donation and you’re part of the beautiful movement of fans helping to make the world a better place.

Inspired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends’ music, philanthropy and activism, Pearl Jam fans volunteering with Wishlist Foundation have been fundraising in their honor for the past 16 years! The first preparty fundraiser was held on October 5, 2004 at Humphrey’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis prior to the Pearl Jam VFC concert organized by Brent Hinson and Laura Trafton. Due to its success, and the success of the 2005 Canadian preparty fundraisers, Wishlist Foundation was created.
https://youtu.be/OVJpRfigBgs

Wishlist Foundation is fan-run and not affiliated with Pearl Jam, Ten Club LLC, Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation, its management or any of its related entities.

Wishlist Foundation

This is my kind of love...
♥♥♥
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
    edited January 2020
    Lord help me with this damn formatting! 

    We'll make it a bit prettier when we get more info! :D




    TO DONATE
    If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, donate here!
    No bootleg items, please.

    TO VOLUNTEER
    We are always in need of Preparty Team volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up here!

    TO ORGANIZE
    Anyone who’s organized a preparty fundraiser knows that there’s more than meets the eye when signing on to host an event. Though there is a good amount of work involved, the rewards are huge and almost everyone who has organized one of our events has loved the experience and has/will do it again. If you’ve already volunteered at a preparty fundraiser and want to take the next step and organize a fundraiser, or you’re an organizer alumni, please sign up here!
    Post edited by Foxy Mop on
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 88,747
    :)
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    aurelgugusaurelgugus France & Luxembourg Posts: 499
    What is expected from volunteers ?
    2012 : Amsterdam 2
    2014 : Amsterdam 1&2, Milan, Berlin, Werchter
    2018 : Amsterdam 1&2, Pinkpop, London 1, Berlin, Werchter, London 2
    2020 : ?
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,130
    What is expected from volunteers ?
    Mopping up vomit 
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
    What is expected from volunteers ?
    Preparty Team volunteers help the Organizer promote the event on social media leading up to the preparty, and then help run the event the day of. They help set up the table, organize the raffle and auction items and throughout the day handling things like cashier duty, merch picking, raffle tickets and chatting with fans. We provide lots of documentation and instructions on tasks that need to be done and how to do them. You can commit to the entire event, or just 2-3 hours depending on availability. No experience necessary! :)
     
    What is expected from volunteers ?
    Mopping up vomit 
    No. Never that. 
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,229
    edited February 2020
    I filled out an application to volunteer for the Baltimore show, they're still trying to finalize a place to set it up apparently.. Had fun volunteering at the Fenway shows in '18. :smile:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
    Toronto, NYC, Phoenix locations updated!  More to come soon.
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 88,747
    Foxy Mop said:
    Toronto, NYC, Phoenix locations updated!  More to come soon.
    Sweet!  :) 
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    HH140540HH140540 Atlanta Posts: 517
    What is expected from volunteers ?
    Mopping up vomit 
      😂😂😂😂 that’s funny...
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818

    St. Louis Preparty is finalized!


    Location: Maggie O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant
    Address: 2000 Market St, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
    Details: Under 21 allowed until dining room closes (around 11PM)
    Parking: West side of the building, with complimentary valet on Saturday. Otherwise street parking and Union Station's paid lot behind the building.
    Shuttle: Usually starts an hour or hour and a half before the show and it's $1 per person each way.
    Beneficiary: Wishlist Foundation, local food bank TBA & Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
    Highlights: TBA
    Schedule:
    Friday: 6PM - 3AM, last call at 2:30AM
    Saturday: 12PM - doors, post show party until 3AM, last call at 2:30AM
    Organizer: Laura DeMartini Trafton
    Team Members: TBA
    Photographer: TBA
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/504168880221501/
    Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/PearlJamStLouis/

    DETAILS
    St. Louis - where it all began for Wishlist Foundation back in 2004!

    Friday Night
    If you're getting into St. Louis early or heading straight there after the Nashville show, come join us on Friday night at Maggie O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant for dinner, drinks, laughs and Pearl Jam tour stories! We'll have merch, games & prizes

    Saturday Preparty
    Only .6 miles from the Scottrade Arena, Maggie O'Brien's is the perfect spot to come and pregame with your fellow Pearl Jam fans! We'll have raffle prizes, auction items and much more!

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    TO DONATE
    If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, donate here! No bootleg items, please. https://tinyurl.com/wldonate

    TO VOLUNTEER
    We are always in need of Preparty Team volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/pjvolunteer

    TO ORGANIZE
    Anyone who’s organized a preparty fundraiser knows that there’s more than meets the eye when signing on to host an event. Though there is a good amount of work involved, the rewards are huge and almost everyone who has organized one of our events has loved the experience and has/will do it again. If you’ve already volunteered at a preparty fundraiser and want to take the next step and organize a fundraiser, or you’re an organizer alumni, please sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/pjvolunteer
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
    I filled out an application to volunteer for the Baltimore show, they're still trying to finalize a place to set it up apparently.. Had fun volunteering at the Fenway shows in '18. :smile:
    Sweet! You should be getting an email sometime the beginning of next week :) 
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
    Baltimore & Denver locations added!!!!
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
    Ottawa added :)
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 88,747
    Foxy Mop said:
    Ottawa added :)

    :) 
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,818
    NYC, OKC and LA added! :)
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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