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3rd Annual Launchpad 4 Kids Fundraiser

02/25/2020 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Ready for Take Off

March 2020
Story by Enjoy Staff


About LaunchPad 4 Kids:

LaunchPad 4 Kids was founded in 2015. The program was developed to support children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities. The two-year program works with schools and teachers to nominate children with need. Each activity is funded via crowdfunding from individuals. Once children are fully funded, LaunchPad places the child in an activity of their choice. Each child participates in three different activities for three months at a time. Once this first year is completed, the child enters a full year of the activity they excelled in. 

The Launch Party is the LaunchPad 4 Kids’ annual fundraiser where local restaurants and breweries compete for Best Mixologist and Best Brewer, respectively. In addition to this being their third year and LaunchPad 4 Kids was able to reach their goal of raising $10,000 with this event!


List of participants:

Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge

CR Gibbs American Grille

Moonstone Bistro

Gaia Hotel and Spa

Cedar Crest Brewery/Winery

Fall River Brewing Co.

Final Draft Brewing Company

Woody’s Brewing Company


Winners:

Redding’s Best Mixologist: 

Gaia Hotel and Spa

Mixologist: Matt 

Drink name: Black Lavender Nebula

Ingredients: Blueberries, lavender, sugar, lemon, gin, mint, thyme and water


Redding’s Best Brewer: 

Woody’s Brewing Company

Brewers: Kurt Heuer, Scott Wlodarczyk, and Pat Wlodarczyk

Drink name: Kepler’s Law and Kiwi Apricot. This Woody’s Brewing India Pale Ale infused with fresh kiwi and apricot marries the fruit with light caramel malts and fresh whole-cone Cascade hops for a smooth finish. 

Drink name: Big Bang Theory Grapefruit Pineapple. This unique Citra India Pale Ale is infused with fresh pineapple, grapefruit and fresh whole-cone Cascade hops for a subtle yet distinct tropical fruit flavor.

Board of Directors: Summer Ryan, Tim Rayl, Pamela Ikuta, Ashlee Tate, Anne Peterson •

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