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    Visit Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your spot at the GIG. Until 10/1, take advantage of Early Bird prices. Singles- $30, Couples, $55

  • Photography by Fairon Minshall

    Photography by Fairon Minshall

    Natural light photography in a lifestyle setting

  • Wedding Bell & Tres Chic

    Wedding Bell & Tres Chic

    Take 15% off a stock dress when you mention the GIG at Tres Chic!

  • Cascade Regional Blood Services

    Cascade Regional Blood Services

    Cascade Regional Blood Services is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been supplying blood products and specialty therapeutic services to South King and Pierce Counties for more than 65 years. CRBS is the sole provider of blood to Franciscan Health System and MultiCare Health System hospitals and clinics.

  • Jowers Training Systems Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp

    Jowers Training Systems Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp

    Top Tacoma Personal Trainer and Body Transformation Expert Jeff Jowers has created a fitness & fat loss personal training system that will deliver double the results in half the time of traditional programs

  • 253 Raffles at The GIG!

    Ready to join us at the hottest party around on Saturday?! Aside from partying, you’ve got the chance to win some amazing prizes!

    Cerritos Surf Colony Raffle: $10 per ticket

    Enter to win one of two trips to Cerritos Surf Colony in Cabo! Each trip covers a stay for 6 in a villa, 6 nights and 7 days.

    253 Packages: $5 per ticket

    253 Gents includes:

    • 6 paintball vouchers from PaintballTickets.com
    • Golf for 4 with 2 power cars at Lake Spanaway Golf Course
    • 4 tickets to the LeMay Car Museum
    • Sounders Fan Pack
    • $25 gift card to Doyle’s Public House
    • Black and tan gift basket courtesy of Doyle’s Public House
    • 1 personal training session at Summit Strength & Conditioning

    Retail Value: $600

    253 Family includes:

    • Family Photo Session from Photography by Fairon Minshall
    • Family Fun Pack to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
    • $50 gift card to Tacoma Little Theatre
    • 1 dozen cupcakes from Deliciously Made For You
    • 3 hours of professional cleaning from O’Neill Clean

    Retail Value: $525

    253 Sports includes:

    • 2 tickets to Washington State University Men’s basketball game
    • 2 tickets to Seattle Mariners home game
    • 4 tickets to Seattle Storm home game
    • Seahawks 12th Man Pack
    • 4 Tacoma Rainiers Summit Club tickets
    • 1 month all-access membership to Jowers Training Systems
    • 1 3-month unlimited membership to Expand Yoga
    • 1 TRX session at Summit Strength & Conditioning

    Retail Value: $1,325

    253 Romance #1 includes:

    • 1 overnight stay at Alderbrook Resort & Spa
    • $50 dining credit at Alderbrook Resort & Spa
    • Wine gift basket from Adriatic Grill
    • 1 dozen cupcakes from Deliciously Made For You

    Retail Value: $550

    253 Ladies includes:

    • Serenity scarf from Nutti Yogini
    • Handmade clutch from Angela Kay Designs
    • $250 gift card for The Wedding Bell/Tres Chic
    • Set of bracelets from Around My Wrist
    • Set of earrings from Vinca USA
    • Handmade scarf courtesy of Brian Kohler
    • 2 Broadway Pedicures from Savi Day Spa
    • 1 month membership at Hot Yoga, Inc.
    • 1 personal training session at Summit Strength & Conditioning
    • Origami Owl necklace set
    • Washington Heart Print from Pish & Posh Print Shop

    Retail Value: $815

    253 Experiences includes:

    • My Batch for 2 from Heritage Distilling Co.
    • Session at Tacoma Glassblowing
    • Sheriff for a Day from Pierce County Sheriff’s Office
    • 6 vouchers from PaintballTickets.com
    • 2 month certificate for bootcamp at Jowers Training Systems
    • A day at the races for 4 courtesy of Emerald Downs
    • 3 month membership to Expand Yoga
    • 1 TRX session at Summit Strength & Conditioning
    • Washington Heart print from Pish & Posh Design Shop

    Retail Value: $1,300

    253 Night Out includes:

    • 1 night’s stay at Holiday Inn Downtown Tacoma
    • Gritty City Sirens package
    • Dillano’s gift basket
    • $250 gift card to The Wedding Bell/Tres Chic
    • Bloody Mary Basket from Cascade Regional Blood Services
    • $50 gift card to Farrelli’s

    Retail Value: $700

    253 Love includes:

    • Playing cards from Tacoma Makes
    • Vicci Martinez fan pack
    • Rainiers Gift Basket
    • Washington Heart print from Pish & Posh Print Shop
    • Love from the Left Coast notecards from Steel Petal Press
    • Sample Pickle Pack from Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles
    • $20 gift card to The Hub
    • 1 dozen cupcakes from Hello, Cupcake
    • 4 tickets to the Washington State History Museum
    • 1 set of Washington jewelry from Vinca USA
    • 1 Let’s Keep Calm print from Let’s Keep Calm
    • 2 photos from Iron Balloon Photography
    • 1 photo of the Cascades from Keith Dotson Photography
    • 1 year subscription and 2 Forty Under 40 tickets from Business Examiner
    • 1 Washington Home tee and $20 gift card from Homeland Tees
    • 1 Washington state record art piece from Records Redone
    • Anchor canvas from Kourtney2KDesigns
    • Washington magnet from Via Delia

    Retail Value: $835

    253 Romance #2 includes:

    • 1 night stay at Hotel Murano
    • Products and gift card from Slumber Parties by Hillary
    • $50 gift card to Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
    • $50 gift card to Katie Downs

    Retail Value: $350

    Tasting Party at 2bar Spirits- Retail Value $1000

    Wine Tasting Party with United Way CEO

    KISW Morning Show Sit In

    GIG Special at Embellish!

    Attention GIG-goers! The week of the GIG, Embellish salon is offering a 15% donation to the GIG for all services! If you visit that week, present the flyer for the donation to be made. You can get snazzy and give back! Also, the day of, there’s a $99 hair and makeup special. EmbellishFlyer- click here to download!


    Get Bling, Give Back

    Get bling and give back! Shop Stella & Dot through the link below and all proceeds will be given to The GIG! It’s a great chance to buy holiday gifts or a new treat for yourself and help our community! http://www.stelladot.com/ts/85ht5

    Tacoma Celebs at The GIG

    We are excited to say there will be Tacoma celebs hanging out with us at The GIG! To help us celebrate 253Love, Rhubarb, Sonics Guy and Miss West Sound Megan Leibold, Miss Apple Valley Angelica Casimiro and Miss Seattle Delia Lubanovici will be joining us!

    The GIG Launch Party

    Join us on September 30 from 4 to 8 pm as we officially kick off The GIG, our annual gala! The GIG season will officially kick off at the Top of Tacoma. At the launch party, you can buy your tickets for the GIG and the Cerritos Surf Colony raffle as well as mingle with fellow GIG goers!

    Top of Tacoma will be offering specialty GIG and 253 themed cocktails for the event and donate a portion of the proceeds to United Way of Pierce County.

    This is your last chance to buy GIG tickets at the discounted price! Singles are available at $30 and Couples for $55. Cash, check and cards accepted.

    Top of Tacoma- 3529 McKinley Ave., Tacoma

    What does the GIG support?

    Ever wonder what exactly the GIG supports? Look no further! The GIG is hosted by Project:U, which is part of United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) that works on engaging the 20 to 40 age group in the community. At the GIG and all other Project:U events, the funds raised benefit UWPC’s Community Solutions Fund. This is a group of local charities and organizations which support basic childhood education and development and meeting basic emergency needs for all.

    Amazing Donors!

    As we continue to get closer to the hottest party in the South Sound, we have more and more amazing donors and sponsors! Be sure to check out our sponsor section to give them some 253Love!

    Celebrating 253 Love

    We are so excited to annouce that the GIG is back and better than ever for 2013! Our theme this year is 253 Love. We will be celebrating all we love about our community- the people, history, sights, and charities. Join us on November 2 at the Foss Waterway Seaport as we party for a good cause and celebrate the 253!

    The GIG 2012

    Last November, the Get Involved Gala energized the Tacoma Art Museum, where over 300 guests danced, drank and learned of the many volunteering and fundraising opportunities in their community. In the first year alone, the GIG raised over $14,000 for United Way of Pierce County. Mixing celebration with civic-mindedness, the GIG is quickly becoming one of the premier events in Tacoma.

    On Saturday, November 10th, we’re returning to the Tacoma Art Museum for the GIG 2012. In addition to wearing swanky outfits, taking fun photobooth pics and packing the DJ-fueled dance floor, our 500+ guests will have exclusive access to the Andy Warhol Flowers exhibit premiering that weekend. Dressing up, getting down, having fun–all for a good cause. Get your tickets now! We promise it’ll be the highlight of the fall season!

    Thanks For Giving-GIG 2011

    What a perfect day to say thanks to everyone who attended the inaugural Get Involved Gala! We’ve crunched the numbers and are happy to announce that The GIG raised over $14,000.  Proceeds will go to United Way of Pierce County’s Community Solutions Fund.

    This was a community effort. We needed the support of our friends, sponsors, and each and everyone of you who showed up in your fancy outfits. (Check out the Project:U Facebook page to see the snazzy pics!)

    Thank you all for making our first year a tough one to top. We promise you we’re going to try our hardest to do so next November.