The Original Denny Schaffer Summer Disco Party is back!
Ken’s long-time friend Denny Schaffer is partnering with Veterans Matter to help us get our nation’s homeless veterans off the streets and into their own home and a fresh start. Long-time as in Denny was there with Tent City in the early years. He has always had a huge heart for veterans and they have been talking about doing a disco party for over a year.
And now Denny is back!
The Original Summer Disco Party returns Friday, August 12, 8 p.m. – midnight, at the hippest venue Toledo has to offer: the brand new Hensville Park downtown.
Seating is limited to 2,000. Those who have been to one know what we are talking about; this is always THE party of the summer and a sure sellout. Tickets went on sale this morning at 9:00 a.m. Jump over and get yours now here.
The Layout is Awesome
The first three rows around Denny and the dance floor are the Gold Circle tables. Tickets are $35 each, sold in a table of 10. This will include a complimentary bottle of champagne and you can beat the crowd at 7 p.m.
The Silver Circle table tickets are $30 each, also sold as a table of 10. These are the next closest level of tables in the park proper – you can still see the best and brightest dancing the night away, and beat the crowd by coming in at 7:30.
In order to raise more money to house homeless veterans and meet the demand for tables, the Mud Hens are closing off St. Clair, getting a separate street liquor license, and we are having a street party there. The Bronze Circle Street Party table tickets are $25 each sold as a table of 10. To pull this off liquor laws say drinks just cannot pass between Hensville Park and the street. So “where ye’ buy ye’ drink, ye’ drink it,” and more veterans will get housed. You can beat the crowd too and get in at 7:30.
The general admission tickets will be $20. These tickets are for those of you flying solo. If you get tired of “playing the field” we do have a place in right field (literally) with some tables you can rest your feet. And YOU are the crowd everyone will beat; you get in at 8:00 p.m.
The Denny Schaffer Summer Disco Party is a fundraiser for Veterans Matter.
For those new to Veterans Matter, it is an organization started here in Toledo to house 35 local homeless veterans. At the urging of music industry friends such as Dusty Hill of ZZ Top and John Mellencamp, the founder, Ken Leslie, created a cloud-based system to expand the program to house the veterans in Texas and Indiana.
Since then with the support of 20+ celebrity advocates raising money and awareness, over 1,000 homeless veterans have now been housed in eleven states.
Our mission now is to house 2,000 more this year. The proceeds from this event will help Veterans Matter further this mission.
You will be joining this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help create a national movement which started right here in Toledo!
So we created two ways to raise funds AND give you the opportunity to show everyone in the community your commitment and compassion to veterans. We call them the Heroes Table and Heroes Private Patio Party because you will be huge heroes to the homeless veterans still on the streets of our nation.
We will be auctioning off:
The Heroes Table
This red, white and blue table of ten will be front and center. People will walk by to thank you for supporting our troops. Denny will introduce the purchaser to the rest of the crowd. This table will include a bottle of champagne to get you started as well as a wonderful hotel suite lavished with goodies at the Park Inn by Radisson for your after party or sleep over. Most importantly, you will have helped even more veterans get housed.
The Heroes Private Patio Party
You will host your own private party at the Original Denny Schaffer Summer Disco Party in the park, AND help house homeless veterans. People will walk by to thank you for supporting our troops. This private patio package includes:
- The private patio overlooking the coolest disco party in the city. You decide who gets your 70 tickets to the event.
- A full bar (cash bar, but we will cover the first two rounds for your entire group).
- A wonderful hotel suite lavished with goodies at the Park Inn by Radisson for your after party or sleep over.
- Most importantly, you will have helped even more veterans get housed.