The Duct Tape Ball is a 501(c) 3 organization, which organizes an annual black tie and duct tape ball for the benefit of a variety of local charities. The Board of Directors and the operating committee are volunteers.
This year, the Duct Tape Ball celebrates its 15th anniversary with Duct Tape Ball: 2014 Space Odyssey to be held at the Anchorage Marriott Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014! The evening includes a Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Entertainment, Raffle, Live & Silent Auctions, Live Music and Dancing.
It is the mission of Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska (Formerly The Rainbow Connection Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center) to bring the benefits of therapeutic horse activities to children and adults living with disabilities. Located at the William Clark Chamberlin Equestrian Center on Abbott Road, EATA has served the Anchorage community since 1983. Alaska’s foremost therapeutic riding center provides equine-assisted therapies and treatments to children and adults with physical, emotional and cognitive disorders in an open setting outside of the normal clinic environment. EATA’s “Freedom Reins” program provides equine-assisted therapy to address specific issues faced by wounded military personnel. Equine assisted therapy is a growing and widely accepted treatment for rehabilitating a range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Being in charge of a horse builds confidence and self-esteem, and provides a level of independence for participants.
Armed Services YMCA of Alaska (ASYMCA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to Making Military Life Easier for military and their families stationed in Alaska, and to act as a conduit for the gratitude and support Alaskans want to give to the military in recognition of their sacrifices and their service to our nation. We achieve this goal by offering more than 30 free/low cost programs and services to service members stationed throughout Alaska, including airport courtesy lounges, free childcare for parents during medical appointments, snacks during deployments, on post shuttle service, and programs to make military life/ deployments easier for families to cope. The ASYMCA serves more than 120,000 service members per year – that’s helping each member of the Alaskan military population twice per year. The ASYMCA is not supported by membership generated fees. We rely solely on the generosity of the Alaskan community to make these services possible. The ASYMCA is celebrating over 150 years of proven service to our military, and over 70 years of service to the military in Alaska. We have a long tradition of carrying the flag for our nation’s heroes.
Anchorage Rotary Community Services, Inc. supports Parks for All and the Cuddy Family Midtown Park Boundless Playground project. With the support of local legislators, the medical community, Parks & Recreation, Anchorage Downtown Rotary, the Rasmuson Foundation, local non-profits and the Anchorage Park Foundation, three Anchorage moms started Parks for All to allow their children, families and friends, and all Alaskans to enjoy Alaska's outdoor experience--together. The Parks for All initiative promotes inclusive play in Alaska's natural surroundings and brings recreation and play to ALL Alaskans--all abilities, all ages. The Cuddy Park playground is the first fully accessible certified Boundless playground in Alaska, a central community play space. Children with disabilities will have new opportunities to play independently in a safe environment, and parents and grandparents with disabilities will be able to play with their children, without barriers, in Anchorage's crown-jewel park. Parks for All is working to support and build accessible play projects statewide.
100% of the 2014 Duct Tape Ball (tax ID #92-0177249) net proceeds go directly to the selected charities.