Halloween Ball is a Rocking Success

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The first Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball was a tremendous success with more than 175 people, and even a few aliens, attending. This volunteer fundraising event was held at the Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs.

The Ball featured dancing to music by Big Mike’s DJ Productions, best costume prizes, a silent auction and classic sci-fi films. For an extra fee, early admission and private VIP tours were available, and the opportunity to meet NASA astronaut Capt. Jeffrey S. Ashby, USN, Ret. 

Proceeds from the Ball will fund scholarships for area teachers and students to participate in education programs at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute and the new Northrop Grumman Science Center.

See a photo gallery of the costumes here

Sponsors & Donations

Event sponsors were Bryan Construction Inc., Glassical Designs, Inc., GE Johnson Construction Company, ACA Security and New Vista Image.

Donors included 92.9 Peak FM, Antlers Hilton, Barnes & Noble, Big Mike’s DJ Productions, Blue Sage Catering, The Broadmoor Hotel, Brunswick Zone XL, Carlos’ Bistro, Charity Fundraising, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Cheyenne Mountain Tattoo Company, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Chuck Murphy of Gray Line of Colorado, Chuck & Ursula Zimkas, The Cobalt Club, Colorado College, Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs, Donna Scharfenberg with lia sophia, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs, Downtown Aquarium, Ellen Loring of Loring Leadership, LLC, Elliot & Cynthia Pulham, Ent Federal Credit Union, EON Office, Estes Rockets, The Famous-A Steak House, Five Star Décor, The Hub Car Wash & Diner, iT’Z Family Food & Fun, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Marriott Colorado Springs, Marco’s Pizza, MAXX HD Sunglasses, Ofelia’s Salon & Spa, P.F. Chang’s, Picnic Basket, Pressed 4 Time, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, SkyVenture Colorado, Soapbox Solutions, Spirits at Westwind, Starbucks, Sterling Equine Services LLC, Summit Catering, Target, The Mining Exchange a Wyndham Grand Hotel, The Wildlife Experience, Tucanos Brazilian Grill, United Office Services, Ltd., Walmart and Space Foundation volunteer team members.


About Space Foundation Education Programs

The Space Foundation is helping to build the next generation of space leaders and improving the overall quality of education through teacher, student and community programs that use space themes to improve students’ interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

The Space Foundation supports teachers and PreK-20 students using standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate STEM into all content areas.

See more about Space Foundation education programs here. Learn about the Space Foundation Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere® here.

This article is part of Space Watch: November 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 11).