The Colorado Kpopper will present Walk Out of the Darkness once again in 2021 in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness. The auction & charity gala evening will be located at 8200 Southpark Circle in Littleton, CO on Saturday, September 25th from 4pm to 8pm. The event will feature a live K-Pop auction featuring rare and special official & fan-made merchandise, light bites & snacks, and performances by local DJ Innaseoul.
Our community is proud to bring this auction event to the community in person this year, following a successful online version during the 2020 pandemic. Musical performances, random dancing, Korean food, and other entertainment features will be available this year, with free entry.
The goal this year is to raise $1,000, matching last year's unprecedented success.
“We’re hosting this event to continue to support the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness. Many of our community members have been affected by this issue, and it’s close to our heart.” Says Sage Sharkey, the Colorado Kpopper. “This will be our 4th year in a row with this event, and I look forward to continuing to see everyone again in person for this great cause.”
Walk Out of the Darkness is hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Community Walks, held in hundreds of cities across the country, are the core of the Out of the Darkness movement, which began in 2004. These events give people the courage to open up about their own connections to the cause, and a platform to create a culture that’s smarter about mental health. Friends, family members, neighbors, and coworkers walk side-by-side, supporting each other and in memory of those we’ve lost.
Colorado Kpopper works to support small businesses and bring together K-Pop lovers across Colorado to build friendships and create everlasting memories across the state. Every event goes beyond the celebration, with proceeds going to a multitude of great causes and local non-profit organizations
I'm very late at posting this but better late then never! We have a lot to cover in this post - 3 events! - so buckle up and settle in!
BTS Day was June 12th at Riize Coffee in Littleton and we had an AMAZING turn out! This was my second festa celebration for BTS - the first being the 7 year last year - and I'm so glad we were able to have a proper celebration this year!
Our BTS Festa event was the biggest cupsleeve I have held to date with special drinks, vendors, 2 giveaways, and several special photo opportunities!
The wonderful staff at Riize Coffee Co. created four special drinks for our event: The BORAHAE Soda (My personal favorite) a blackberry and vanilla sparkling water, the Dark and Wild Americano for espresso and hazelnut lovers, the Dynamite Cookie for those who enjoy a sweeter coffee and the taste of an oatmeal cookie, and lastly the Persona Lemonade a tart peach lemonade.
Aside from the special drinks we also had four wonderful vendors selling special BTS (and general Kpop) goodies! There were totes, journals, keychains, pins, soaps, and jewelry!
Along with all of that we had several fun photo spots and decorations scattered about. It's always one of my favorite things to watch everyone take photos with the props and just have a general good time - if you would like to see some of these photos check out the past event gallery under calendar.
Like with most of my events we were also collecting donations to raise funds for The Golden Lotus Foundation once again - a local non profit in Colorado Springs working on the education and celebration of Asian heritage - and we were able to raise $700 to donate to this wonderful charity!
The next event I would like to highlight in this blog post will be KBand Day held June 26th at Riize Coffee Co! I was happy to partner with KonnectPop once again to bring this exciting event. I am admittedly not that well versed in many Kbands, however, we had an amazing time with a variety of goodies such as postcards, PCs, special guitar picks and more all representing a wide variety of groups!
There was also a photobooth with inflatable instruments and we played two extremely fun games - 1: Guess that instrument by the sound and 2: Name songs based on popular words (proud to say my team one this one!)
Lastly we also paired this event with a donation to charity - although the charity is TBD we are happy to announce we have raised $301! I will announce which charity we donate to once we have decided!
The last event I would like to highlight in this post was my most recent event for Taeyong of NCT. This event was hosted July 3rd at Ju's Coffee and I'm so happy to be back at the little cafe. Aside from missing Ju herself I missed the delicious boba she served.
Taeyong day was a perfect introduction back to the cafe and inspired by TY himself we decorated the space with a red roses theme.
Not only were there roses on the cupsleeve's and scattered around the entire cafe but each guest got their own rose with a special Taeyong Day PC! This was definitely one of my most favorite themes I ever worked with with just how pretty everything turned out. Big shout out to Katy for providing the beautiful official prints for display and a big thank you to Debrah for providing the giveaway items for our raffle!
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who attended any of these events and continues to attend and support me. If it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't be able to continue to do something I absolutly love doing.
I look forward to seeing you at my next events! Make sure to check out the calendar tab to see everything that's coming up!