Tickets ON SALE for #BigHeartsAndBackpacks 5!

Tickets ON SALE for #BigHeartsAndBackpacks 5!

Has it been an entire YEAR already?!?! Time flies when you’re living slow, so let’s get right to it…

TICKETS ARE ON-SALE for this year’s #BigHeartsAndBackpacks party at Pono Ranch! Featuring performances from our friends in My Goodness, KEXP DJ Michele Meyers, and hosted by the hilarious Scott Carty – this year is certainly the biggest yet!

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Per usual we will have food & drink specials, but we encourage you to bring a backpack for the kids at Safe Place. Anybody who brings a backpack will automatically receive 5 FREE Raffle Tickets to use towards any of the prizes we’ll be giving away throughout the night!

HURRY – once these $10 tickets are gone the price will go up!

Tickets Now $12!

Tickets Now $12!

The first 50 tickets sold-out almost immediately and have now jumped to a whopping $12, but those will soon be gone and will jump up again!

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Don’t be left out of one of the best parties of the year (all for aterrific cause) and BUY YOUR TICKETS to see HOBOSEXUAL, Lonesome Shack, and DJ Indica Jones perform live!

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Don’t forget that Fred Meyer will be having a “Back To School” sale just a few blocks away and you can pick up a children’s backpack on the CHEAP for some free raffle tickets that could score you a plethora of awesome prizes!

The Legend Grows! #BHBP4

The Legend Grows! #BHBP4

The time has come to gather all the strengths of the universe for one night of fun, fundraising, and partying at the Pono Ranch in Ballard for #BigHeartsAndBackpacks4!

Can you believe it’s been four years since we started this thing? Collecting backpacks and school supplies for Safe Place was just gonna be a one-time thing, but the people demanded that the goodwill and charitable vibes continue… so who are we to disagree?

8/25/16 — Pono Ranch

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This year will feature DJ Indica Jones, The Lonesome Shack, and HOBOSEXUAL on the stage, and we’ll have plenty of games, raffle prizes, and food + drink specials to keep you happy throughout the evening.

Get your tickets HERE and we’ll see you in a few weeks, amigos.

Love,
–SOD S.C.

#BigHeartsAndBackpacks3 RECAP + Thank You’s.

#BigHeartsAndBackpacks3 RECAP + Thank You’s.

Just as fast as it arrived… #BH&BP3 is over. (almost, more on that below)

On behalf of each & every one of our animal-helmet-wearing members: THANK YOU. Expressing our gratitude to each and every person who supported this very worthy cause deserves a medal for their efforts (or at least another beer), and we are confident that the positive cosmic karma you’ve collected by helping the children of Safe Place will be swift. We’re still awaiting the final tally of money, supplies, and backpacks – but there is no doubt that we surpassed our goal of 200 backpacks; a number we kept secret until now.

We’re still getting phone calls, text messages & emails about how wonderful the Pono Ranch party was thanks to The Magician on a Motorcycle, The Little Donuts, & Halycon Daze, and now that the photos have been posted to facebook — you can show your friends and/or piece together some fuzzy memories!

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What’s next? 

Glad you asked. The Big Hearts Ride is still happening on Sept. 13 – rain or shine! Read on for more.

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VICTORY!! #BigHeartsAndBackpacks3 Photo Albums

VICTORY!! #BigHeartsAndBackpacks3 Photo Albums

PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN… so here you go. 🙂 Three albums worth of fun times.

Photos by Price Hall

Posted by Soldiers of Destiny SC on Monday, August 31, 2015

 

Photos by Micheal Profitt (http://www.michaelprofittphotography.com/)

Posted by Soldiers of Destiny SC on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photos by Rowan Ring (heyrowan.com)

Posted by Soldiers of Destiny SC on Monday, August 31, 2015

TOMORROW! #BigHeartsAndBackpacks3

TOMORROW! #BigHeartsAndBackpacks3

Well, that was fast.

Seems like yesterday that we started planning this thing, and boom — as of this writing we’re just a little over 24 hours away from throwing a benefit show at Pono Ranch to party & support our friends at Safe Place. For anyone who is already planning to join us tomorrow: THANK YOU in advance. Please bring a friend and prepare to have fun! (protip: do some pre-party stretching)

But finally – read on for another announcement!

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#BigHeartsAndBackpacks3 featuring “The Little Donuts”

#BigHeartsAndBackpacks3 featuring “The Little Donuts”

I hope you’re ready to transport back into the 1980’s with the Northwest’s premiere all-Filipino Hall & Oates cover band “The Little Donuts” at Pono Ranch! We’ve been prepping our vocal chords and practicing an advanced pre-show stretch routine to ready our bodies, minds, and souls for this blast from the past!

The show is now just TWO short weeks away… 80’s costumes strongly encouraged.

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We suggest you prepare accordingly by listening to as much Hall & Oates as humanly-possible leading up The Little Donuts’ performance on August 27th.

<3,

–SOD

SAVE THE DATE! #BH&BP3 Coming August 27!

SAVE THE DATE! #BH&BP3 Coming August 27!

You read that right, SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, August 27th @ the Pono Ranch in Ballard: The Soldiers of Destiny Scooter Club Present: Big Hearts & Backpacks 3 to benefit the children of Safe Place in Everett, WA.

The third installment of #BigHeartsAndBackpacks3 will bring us to the shores of Ballard in Seattle for an evening of music, jokes, magic, slip-n-slides (not really), and high-fives with Seattle’s token idiots! As for the nitty gritty details, we’re keeping those a surprise until we deem it necessary for the babysitters to secure new door locks and soundproof their windows.

It’s gonna be loud, funny, and most of all – philanthropic in its most obnoxiously-fun form. Be there for a good cause, and bring your friends!

<3,
–Soldiers of Destiny SC

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#BigHeartsAndBackpacks 2: Huge Success!

#BigHeartsAndBackpacks 2: Huge Success!

Wow. 

We’re sure the English language has a better, more appropriate word to describe how overwhelmed we collectively feel right now, but we’re not smart enough to find it in a thesaurus.So many thank you’s are in order from our event Tuesday at The Beer Authority to Wednesday at Chuck’s Hop Shop that we don’t know where to begin, so we’ll just keep it simple.

From the bottom of our animal-helmet-wearing hearts: THANK YOU. 

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Specifically to those who participated, donated, attended, or even told a friend about #BigHeartsAndBackpacks – you made a difference. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. Together we were able to raise thousands of dollars between donations & beer sales, and we collected in excess of 100 new children’s backpacks for the kids of Safe Place. To Burc from The Beer Authority and Chuck from Chuck’s Hop Shop: you’re both extraordinary gentlemen and deserve an award for putting up with us. Thank you. Beers are on us next time. Speaking of beer…

Thank you to the incredible breweries who donated their delicious suds for all to enjoy! Without them we would have been left penniless and very, very thirsty.

Thank you to the local business who donated prizes for our raffle! Please support them when you can.

Most importantly: YOU. Whether or not you were able to participate at all, thank you. Just by reading this you have now been made aware of Safe Place and that in itself is enough for us.

Last but certainly not least — Alice, Tom, and Ellie from Safe Place. Without these folks, there is no Safe Place. The difference they make in children’s lives is immeasurable. Thank you for your generosity, time, and effort in everything that you do everyday. You are truly Saints and we appreciate you joining us.

With that said — it’s time to ride!

Join us this Sunday morning at The Boardroom Cafe on 83rd & Aurora for the #BigHeartsAndBackpacks RIDE to Safe Place!

After getting properly caffeinated, we’ll depart for Everett at 9am and plan to return in time for the Seahawks vs. Chargers game at 1pm (go Hawks!).

Until next time,
—Soldiers of Destiny S.C.