After four consecutive years
as Lead Sponsor for the Big Rig Gig, Opus’ popular touch-a-truck family event,
Ring’s End has signed on as sponsor for a brand new fundraiser called the
“BigGER Rig Gig.” Trading in flatbeds for food trucks, the BigGER Rig Gig will
be a casual evening of fun for grown ups, complete with gourmet food trucks,
live music, libations and lawn games. The highly anticipated benefit makes its
debut on Saturday, September 21, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at Darien’s Ox Ridge
A jeans-and-boots affair, the BigGER Rig Gig will take place under a tent on picturesque horse fields and feature live music from award-winning Greenwich cover band The Short Bus. Tickets are inclusive of all food, drinks, games and entertainment. As of this week, tickets to the event are officially sold out, as sales greatly exceeded expectations and show the community’s excitement and support of a fresh, new charitable event. Proceeds will enable Person-to-Person to assist more than 23,000 individuals in need from neighboring communities on an annual basis.
“Having community involvement is essential to the success of any Opus event,” said Jen Forlizzi, co-president of Opus for Person-to-Person. “We’re so grateful to Ring’s End for its continued commitment to Opus. Thanks to them and to all our BigGER Rig Gig sponsors, we were able to try something different and create an innovative fall fundraiser.”
Opus Board Liaison Kathryn Mann, and their event planning committee dreamed up
the BigGER Rig Gig once they learned construction was scheduled for Darien Town
Hall, the previous location of the Big Rig Gig. After gaining support for the idea
from Ring’s End and other local businesses, planning was quickly underway.
“We value our relationship with Opus and were thrilled to help them with this inaugural fundraiser,” said David Campbell, CEO of Ring’s End. “Philanthropy is an important part of what we do, and Ring’s End is proud to support the community.”
BigGER Rig Gig Corporate Sponsors:
Kelly Real Estate
Ox Ridge Hunt Club
Other sponsors include: A Growing Concern, Classic Kids Photography, Darien
Playhouse, Drinx Unlimited,
East Coast Irrigation, Estrella Damm Lager, Events Party &Tent Rental, LLC, Flowers & Flowers, Glen Liquors, Green Moon, Grieb’s Pharmacy, Guy Carpenter, Jay & Ray Music for Everybody, Jay Martel’s Child Proof Coach, Nielsen’s Florist and Garden Shop, Palmer’s Market, Sherri Carpentieri, Stop & Shop, Swimm Pool & Patio, Town Electric, White Bridge Wines, and Whole Foods Market.
Guests at the benefit will sample fare from gourmet food trucks like Christophe’s Crepes, Fjord Fisheries, Hot Off The Grille, Preppy Pig BBQ, Skinny Pines Organic Pizza and Taco Pacifico. Decadent desserts will be provided by Bash.
To volunteer or make a donation, please contact Kathryn Mann at email@example.com. Additional details about the event can be found on the Opus for Person-to-Person website: www.opus4p2p.org.
About Opus for Person-to-Person
For more than 15 years, Opus has supported Darien-based Person-to-Person through fundraising efforts and public awareness. Last year, nearly 23,000 people received assistance from Person-to-Person including food and clothing donations, funds for scholarship and camp programs, layettes for babies, living assistance loans, holiday toy store and more. For more information on this growing organization of more than 200 women and how to get involved, visit http://www.opus4p2p.org.