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UPDATED HOW TO ACCESS THE GALA INFORMATION

 

We are looking forward to your attendance and participation in the 2020 VIRTUAL Through the Looking Glass Gala, presented by Eye Surgeons of Indiana on Saturday, October 3rd. The timeline and UPDATED access information provided below will help prepare you for the evening’s activities.

HOW TO ACCESS THE VIRTUAL GALA 

FOLLOWING THE BOURBON TASTING

 

If you will be joining us on your computer, tablet or mobile device you can simply CLICK HERE and you will be connected directly to the live stream.

 

If you will be joining via a SMART TV you will need to go to your TV's YouTube app and then search for Indiana Blind Children's Foundation. When you find our channel which features the IBCF logo, look for the live stream, click on it, and you will be ready to go. You should see pictures of our students scrolling on the channel from 6:30PM-7:00PM

 

An accessible option is also available. Should you need audio descriptions or captioning throughout the show, CLICK HERE to access our accessible live stream. You can also experience this accessible option on your SMART TV by typing in Ripcord Events into the search bar of your YouTube app. The Ripcord Events channel will be providing the same program just synced with the accessible services. Once on the channel which features the Ripcord Events logo, click on the live stream.

 

NEED HELP?

 

If you are having trouble accessing the live stream, you can reach out to our help line by calling 317-780-3985. The help line will be manned by a live operator from 4-8pm on Saturday evening.

TIMELINE AND BOURBON TASTING ZOOM LINK

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Horse Soldier,

Mark Nutsch

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

 

5:45-6:45PM (Eastern Time)

PRE-SHOW VIRTUAL BOURBON TASTING

VIA ZOOM WITH

HORSE SOLDIER BOURBON

To access the virtual tasting, CLICK HERE.

Passcode: 097083

We invite you to join us via Zoom for a virtual VIP pre-gala bourbon tasting with Horse Soldier Bourbon. This memorable hour will be led by Horse Soldier, Mark Nutsch, Commander of the 12-man Green Berets from 5th Special Forces Group who led the historic mission to Afghanistan in the weeks after 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nutsch and his team rode horses as they worked with militia allies to liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban in 2001. The 2018 action war film, 12 Strong, is based on Doug Stanton's non-fiction book, Horse Soldiers, which brings this heroic story to life. 

You can expect to learn how and where Horse Soldier Bourbon is made, taste your gift bottle of Horse Soldier Bourbon- Straight Bourbon Whiskey (provided in your sponsored party swag bag and delivered to your sponsor's workplace the week of 9/28), and hear war stories from Mark Nutsch. If you would like to experience two other Horse Soldier Bourbons during the tasting, small batch bourbon whiskey or signature barrel strength, please visit any Payless Liquors to purchase those additional bottles.

 

If you have any issues accessing the virtual bourbon tasting the evening of Oct. 3rd contact Jeff Kuhn, 317-997-6122.

 

7:00-8:00PM    

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS GALA PROGRAM

Once the bourbon tasting has ended, it will be time to enjoy the Gala program.  You will need to exit Zoom and navigate to the gala program using the updated instructions above on how to access the event. The stream will be open and a welcome screen with images of our students will be scrolling. This allows you plenty of time to find us easily before the show begins promptly at 7:00pm.

 

If you have any issues accessing the TTLG Gala on October 3rd call the help hotline at 317-780-3985.

 

8:00-8:30PM        

ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY X AMBASSADORS

 

Immediately following the Gala program, you will be treated to a special concert starring national recording artists, X Ambassadors!  The program will flow directly into the concert so sit back, relax and enjoy!

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COMPLETE YOUR GALA REGISTRATION VIA BIDPAL

 

The Through the Looking Glass Gala, presented by Eye Surgeons of Indiana is in just 9 DAYS! To save you time and trouble on Gala night, go ahead and complete your registration with BidPal now. 

 

EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE ALREADY RECEIVING EMAILS AND TEXTS ABOUT THE GALA, YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT YET COMPLETE! 

 

YOU MUST COMPETE YOUR REGISTRATION WITH BIDPAL IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SILENT AUCTION OR TO MAKE A DONATION!

 

Watch the quick instructional video below to learn how to complete your registration OR follow the simple instructions below:

To get pre-registered for the Gala, follow these instructions:

  • Open your browser and go to bidpal.net/ttlg2020
  • Click Sign-In in the upper right corner. You can sign in with your email address.
  • Once you are successfully signed in please, complete the required mobile number field to receive live updates and a text to login to BidPal! You will also want to input your mailing address so that if you win smaller items in the auction we will mail them to your home.
  • You will then be prompted to add a credit card to your profile. A credit card is required to bid or make a donation.

You’re all set! Thank you for supporting IBCF's Through the Looking Glass Gala!

 

SILENT AUCTION BIDDING / DONATIONS

 

Throughout the evening’s events, we invite you to browse our collection of silent auction items and bid on your favorites!  There will also be opportunities for you to make donations to the Foundation.  To access silent auction and donation pages CLICK HERE and use the bar on the left to navigate to desired page. The silent auction will on Tuesday, September 29th and will close at 9PM on Saturday, October 3rd.