march 29th • capital square honorary co-chairs Soozie McBroom Jim Willer co-chairs Tracy Fuller Brian Laurenzo committee Kip Albertson Amanda Brink Hull Pete Cartwright Rebecca Cartwright Jane Clark Aaron Clutts Linda Colby Ashley Craiger Holly Craiger Kelly Craiger Brianne Cummins Sarah Dornink Rosalie Gallagher Sara Herman Emily Kistner Kylee Krizmanic Soozie McBroom Tana Nichol Larry Stelter Cathy Stjernberg Nikki Syverson Char Vukovich Therese Wielage Jim Willer childserve staff What is the Bubble Ball? It’s a fun and innovative event unlike anything else in our community! This fourth-year gala event showcases the talents of local designers in a bubblicious way. Cocktails and dinner are a prelude to the main event: a runway show and gallery of stationary designs and sculptures– all of which utilize bubble wrap as their core element! When, where and what time is the Bubble Ball? Capital Square at 400 Locust Street in Des Moines is the perfect venue for this event. We start the festivities at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 29th. Tickets cost $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight. What is the Bubble Ball’s goal and how will the money be used? The Bubble Ball’s goal is to heighten people’s awareness of ChildServe and raise money for needed programs to help children with special health care needs and their families. Plans are underway to raise $100,000 that will be used to purchase property where two new group homes will be built. ChildServe Homes offer children school-age through 21 a chance to explore independence without giving up the supervision and care they may need. The homes offer children and young adults a homelike, yet structured, living environment where skill acquisition and independence is encouraged through interactions with caring direct support professionals. ChildServe Homes offer support services to children who require nursing care, skill development, behavior support, and therapies. Who is helping on the event and how is it organized? The Bubble Ball committee (listed on the left) is a group of 28 creative, hard-working volunteers – some are trustees who know about ChildServe; others are community leaders and volunteers who may have heard of us and want to help. Who is ChildServe and what do they do? Brad Bowling Cheri Burns Suzanne Case Matt McConnell Erin Smith Roxanne Wicks 3FIBCJMJUBUJPOt-POHUFSN$BSFt$PNQMFY3FTQJSBUPSZt $PNQSFIFOTJWF.FEJDJOFt1BMMJBUJWF$BSF 5IFSBQZ1IZTJDBM4QFFDI0DDVQBUJPOBM t "EBQUJWF&RVJQNFOUt4QFDJBMUZ$MJOJDTt0SUIPUJDT $BTF.BOBHFNFOUt$IJMEDBSFt%BZ)BCJMJUBUJPOt %BZ)FBMUIt)PNFTt)PNFDBSFt3FTQJUFt4VQQPSUFE $PNNVOJUZ-JWJOH .FSMF)BZ3PBE+PIOTUPO*"t515.727.8750 To learn more, please visit us online at www.childserve.org. ChildServe is a not-for-profit organization that partners with families to help children with special health care needs live a great life. Originally founded in 1928 as a convalescent home for children, today ChildServe provides specialized pediatric health care services to more than 2,500 children in Iowa. Through the support of private insurance, public funds, and the generosity of donors, ChildServe offers accessible, family-centered care unique to each child’s needs, hopes, and dreams. march 29th • capital square Social Media and Publicity Introduce your followers to the bubblicious fun of the Bubble Ball on social media. Tag @Childserve and use the hashtag #bubbleball2014 in your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts to tell your fans how you’re helping out a great organization! If you are interested in partnering with ChildServe in Bubble Ball publicity endeavors, please contact Matt McConnell at 515-251-5591or email [email protected] The Bubble Ball couldn't happen without great designers, and we would love to work together to increase awareness for your company as well! We have lots of ideas for how we could jointly promote the Bubble Ball with your business. For example, we could do a blog or twitter feed that documents the process of designing your piece. We could make a joint appearance on a local morning show and model your design for thousands of people. We can include your design in our advertising and media pitches. The sky is the limit, so let's get together and come up with creative ideas to bring awareness to the Bubble Ball and your business! Online Resources for Designers Bubble Ball Website (www.childserve.org/bubble ball) l Downloadable designer resources, including: -A copy of tonight‘s designer info packet -Listing of all designer deadlines -Bubble Ball Invitation to email to your friends -Movie theme information with youtube links -Listing of useful “tools of the trade” when designing with Bubble Wrap l Photos from previous years’ Bubble Balls l List of participating designers l Online ticket sales l Information on how this year‘s event proceeds will be used l Sponsor Recognition l Event Details Scan this code with your web-enabled phone to be taken directly to the Bubble Ball website (mobile). ChildServe’s Website (www.childserve.org) Want to learn more about ChildServe, the organization behind the Bubble Ball? We serve more than 2,500 Iowa children with special health care needs each year. Amazing things happen at ChildServe! Just For Fun l Google bubble wrap for ideas (www.virtualbubblewrap.com, www.bubblewrapfun.com, www.amazingbubble.com). l Did you know there are more than 500 pages on facebook devoted to bubble wrap? l In need of stress relief? Try popping the virtual bubbles at www.snapbubbles.com. march 29th • capital square Bubble Ball Designer Deadlines Thurs, January 30 Bubble Ball Designer Party Tonight’s Bubble Ball Designer Party is the official kick-off for this event. Don’t forget to turn in your preference form and grab your free bubble wrap! If you already know you’d like your model to utilize the free hair and/or makeup services, Brianne Cummins is available to schedule appointments. anytime after Thurs, January 30 Bubble Wrap Available at Badowers Beginning January 30, free bubble wrap is available for pick-up at Badowers, 2817 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, between the hours of 10am-5:30pm on Monday through Friday, and 9am-4:30pm on Saturday. Designers are welcome to take as much as they need to make bubble wrap visions a reality! Create Your Design The rules are simple: create something using bubble wrap as the core element of your design. Designers will be provided with basic clear bubble wrap, and other materials can be used, but will not be provided. Colored bubble wrap is available for purchase online at selected office supply stores. Common tools of the trade include a non-stick teflon sewing machine presser foot, duct tape, enamel-based spray paint (spray first with adhesive for best results), velcro, and a low-heat glue gun. Your design must correspond with this year’s theme of “Movies.” Seven movies have been selected: Grease, Star Wars, Superman, The Wizard of Oz, Batman, Harry Potter, and Willy Wonka. No duplicate characters will be included in this year’s runway production, so make sure to turn in your design preference form! As in years past, stationary creations will be showcased throughout Capital Square. Event Tickets As a thank-you, ChildServe will provide designers with one ticket to attend the Bubble Ball free of charge ($125 value). Tickets are awarded based on designs contributed, and teams of designers working on a collaborative creation(s) may not receive tickets for each designer in their group. Individual designers who design multiple creations will not receive multiple tickets. If you have questions on the number of tickets you will receive, please contact Cheri Burns at 515.727.2356. Additional tickets may be purchased for $125 per ticket. Please visit www.childserve.org/bubbleball and click on “Tickets” to purchase or view additional details! As tickets are in short supply, if you do not plan on attending the event, please let your committee contact person know. Designers will be seated in a VIP section separate from other event guests. If you would like to have other paid guests seated with you, please ask them to indicate “Designer VIP Section” by filling in the “I wish to be seated with” box when purchasing their tickets. Fri, March 7 DEADLINE for Reserving Professional Models Runway show designers have the option of supplying their own model, or utilizing a professional model provided by the Bubble Ball committee. If you would like to be connected with a professional model, please call your Designer Committee contact by March 7th to let them know the number of models you will need, and whether those models should be male or female. You may also contact Sarah Dornink at 515.255.7528 or email [email protected] march 29th • capital square Bubble Ball Designer Deadlines Fri, March 7 DEADLINE for Scheduling Free Hair and Makeup Services Prior to the event on Saturday, March 29th, selected hair stylists and makeup artists will be available on-site to provide free professional styling for runway models. If you would like to utilize these services, please contact Brianne Cummins directly at 515.770.3673 or [email protected] You must schedule with Brianne by March 7th. Mon, March 24 Tues, March 25 DEADLINE for Dropping Off Your Design Designs must be dropped off at the Capital Square Atrium between the hours of 12:00pm and 7:00pm on Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25. A Bubble Ball Committee member will be there to assist you in labeling your item(s) and will help you complete a short informational form about your piece at this time. To arrange an alternative time to drop-off your creation, or to make special arrangements for delivery of a large installment, please call Jeff Duncan at 515.422.4333. Limited parking is available at the 15-minute meters in front of FedEx/Kinkos on Locust, or at the loading dock off of 4th Street. Please look for signage to direct you once inside Capital Square. All designs will be stored in a secured space. Fri, March 28 MANDATORY Bubble Ball Runway Show Rehearsal The runway show rehearsal will take place Friday, March 28th at 6 pm in the Capital Square atrium. This event is MANDATORY for all models, and strongly encouraged for all runway designers. The rehearsal will be a walk-though only, with no costumes, hair, or makeup necessary. Your presence is essential in creating a smooth and polished event! Designers of stationary items are welcome, but not required, to attend the rehearsal– we would love to have you join us! Hors d' oeuvres will be served. Rehearsal Sat, March 29 ChildServe Bubble Ball The 2014 Bubble Ball begins at 7 p.m. Approximately 500 guests are expected to enjoy a poptacular night! Please enjoy your complimentary ticket to the Designers VIP section ($125 value) with our thanks for your help in making this event an unforgettable showcase for ChildServe and the amazing talent to be found throughout Des Moines! Mon, March 31 Design Pick-up Designs may be taken home immediately following the conclusion (estimated 11:00pm) of the Bubble Ball on Saturday, March 29th. They may also be picked up on Monday, March 31st between 1:00pm 6:00pm. Designs that have not been picked up from Capital Square by 6:00pm on Monday, March 31st will be discarded.
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