Side Project Inc. is proud to announce the success of their Tail-GREAT event, which was held at PNC Park on July 13. Tail-GREAT is an annual tailgate party that is now in its eighth year. The event brings together hundreds of attendees from around the country, to celebrate the spirit of community and giving, while enjoying a uniquely Pittsburgh atmosphere. All of the proceeds are donated to local charities.
This year’s Tail-GREAT generated over $5000 through ticket sales and generous donations provided by the event’s 500-plus attendees. This money will be donated to Western Pennsylvania nonprofits, including Steps to Independence, the Animal Rescue League, Community Living and Support Services, and St. James Church. These funds will be able to help thousands of individuals and families here in our own community. With the success of this year’s edition, the total funds raised at the Tail-GREAT exceed $10,000, all of which has been donated to Western Pennsylvania charities and non-profits.
Tail-GREAT is organized by Side Project Inc., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting charitable and philanthropic efforts large and small. Tail-GREAT is the brainchild of Adam Causgrove, Director of Community Outreach at Side Project Inc., a non-profit which was founded by President and CEO, Jeff Fromknecht. It provides legal and professional services to socially-minded people and organizations. For more information, please visit: www.sideprojectinc.org. The Tail-GREAT event is staffed entirely by Side Project Inc. volunteers, and is sponsored through the support of some local businesses and non-profits. This year some of our sponsors include Straub Brewery (www.straubbeer.com), PortaBeer (www.portabeer.com) , and Community Living and Support Services (www.classcommunity.org). We here at Side Project Inc. are already looking forward to next year’s Tail-GREAT event and we hope you are, too.
Steps To Independence
Steps to Independence is a Pittsburgh-based institution that works with students aged 2 – 21 to help build independence and functional motor skills. The Tail-Great crew is excited to be working with Steps to Independence for the third year!
Animal Rescue League
Animal Rescue League of Western PA is an open-door shelter established in 1910. Their open-door policy means no animal is ever turned away. The Animal Rescue League is an amazing and welcoming Pittsburgh institution and we are excited to contribute to the great things going on at Hamilton Avenue!
PayPalWe will be accepting online purchases through PayPal only.
BeisbolThe Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing the New York Metropolitans at 07:05PM.
It is also Fireworks nite!
Tail-GreatersWe are expecting over 400 people this year and only have 210 Pirate Tickets. First come, first served. All tickets *will* sell out.
SecurityThe Tail-Great is a FAMILY Event. Each year there are members of the Pittsburgh Police Department enjoying the festivities and ensuring it stays a FAMILY Event. Do not be the first person to get asked to leave a Tail-Great.
501(c)(3)Side Project Inc. is a pending 501(c)(3) which means your charitable donation will be tax deductible!
WhereRed Lot 6 has been host to Tail-Great since 2006... why mess with a good thing?? Look for the hundreds of people under the overpass, playing cornhole, enjoying themselves and getting the opportunity to meet countless new friends!
Did you ever wish you had a portable kegorator instead of a blue bucket with ice making a mess everywhere? Well thanks to our partners at PortaBeer this year's Tail-Great will be the classiest and least messiest one yet! You have to see it to believe it, but believe me it's ingenious! Your beer. Anywhere!PortaBeer Pittsburgh, PA http://portabeer.com/
We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Straub Beer for this year's Tail-Great! Straub Beer is a local Pennsylvania brewery, and to work with another local PA institution like them made this, "The Natural Choice."Straub Beer St. Marys, PA http://www.straubbeer.com/
Everyone at Side Project Inc. is ecstatic to be hosting the Tail-Great this year. Our staff helped launch this event and it continues to be one of our most important and rewarding projects.Side Project Inc. Founding Partner http://sideprojectinc.org