The Golf Alpha Yankee Kickstarter Extravaganza this past Thursday night at Camp David was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came and showed their support for LGBT rights, human rights, and the campaign to raise the funds to finish this important film!
The event had over 100 supporters and we raised $1000 which will all be put directly into our Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to DJs Sage Haz and Jesse Langer for the awesome music that kept the party going until 4am!
One of the best parts of the night was Artist Alan Aine's live outdoor painting performance in Camp David’s beautiful outdoor patio One of our supporters won Alan's painting in the raffle.
Crazily enough, David, the owner of the bar actually won the painting first! A guest who’d had to leave early gave him the raffle tickets and all night he joked that he would win something. What are the odds of that? He generously donated the painting back though so that it could go to one of the party's guests.
The night was not all fun and games though, and as with any event about injustice and human rights abuses, there were serious moments. We screened the trailer which is always an emotional experience. For many supporters it was their first time watching it. Director Rick Flynn then spoke to the crowd about his motivation behind the making the documentary. He reminded us that while we it was joyous night and we were celebrating love and equality, we also had to remember that many live in constant fear of torture, imprisonment, and death because of who they love, and that by supporting Golf Alpha Yankee, we are supporting change.
All in all it was a great night! We are so grateful to everyone who helped make the event a success!
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