The Big Sports Gig - Cheney Stadium Takeover






This year The Big Sports Gig™ takes over Cheney Stadium on July 1st, when the Tacoma Rainiers take on the Las Vegas 51s.

The fun-filled Friday night, includes festivities for the whole family. Join in the pre-game grillins, brew and more at the TBSG Tailgate Party – and let the kids experience the thrill of participating in the on-field parade, whiffle ball, and games at the new Cheneyville play area. Rounding out the evening, raffle winners announced and the famous Friday night fireworks at the Stadium!

Proceeds benefit our community’s Recreation Scholarship Fund established in 2014 to help enable and increase the participation of economically disadvantaged youth in area sports and recreation programs across our greater peninsula community. Annually, the fund provides grants to qualified organizations to enable the participation of hundreds of area youth in local sports and recreation programs, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

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Community Myxer

Celebrate at ¡Myx'O de Mayo! 

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No need to go south of the boarder for a Fiesta. Join in the fun on Cinco de Mayo at The Club @ The Boatyard.

Live music by Budapest West, delicious tacos, stuffed sopapillas, and more by Toro Leon, with local brews from Wet Coast Brewing, wines and signature 'Ritas' sponsored by Heritage Distilling Co., and dancing!

Six (Cinco+1) Community Spirit grants will be awarded to five area organizations for programs and projects that impact our community, engage volunteers and expand partnerships.

This year's recipients are:

  • Gig Harbor History Museum
  • KeyPen Parks
  • Lakebay Community Church, in partnership with Seeds of Grace and Food Backpacks 4 Kids
  • Longbranch Improvement Club, in partnership with Evergreen Elementary School PTA
  • Peninsula Hands On Art
  • Two Waters Arts Alliance

Tickets: $50 / $75 per person.

  • $50 General
  • $75 Founders*


Purchase online here

Or by calling the Foundation at (253) 514-6338

The Evening

The Fiesta begins @ 6:00 pm!

  • Cocktails, Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Music & Myxing
  • Community Spirit Awards Presented - 7:15pm
    • John Hogan - Community Keynote 
  • More Music, Myxing & Dancing: 8pm - 10pm
  • Fiesta in a Wheelbarrow Raffle - 9pm
    *Guaranteed value $700

Festive Attire

Come celebrate your community! 

More Information:

Michelle Izumizaki (253) 514-6338, Ext. 4

Proceeds support the Foundation's many programs, initiatives, and funds that help sustain our community.


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Established in 2013, the Steward's Scholarship Fund helps bridge the early learning access gap in our community to give all children, especially those in greatest need, the strong start they deserve.  

Investment in early education generates significant social and economic returns that strengthen our communities and our nation. Access to early childhood education allows youth to continue their path for success.  

Every aspect of the farm-2-table meal is grown, produced, baked, brewed or stewed, within, about 50 miles of Gig Harbor. Each year a local chef, and their team, steps up to the 'locally grown' basket to prepare an amazing feast. The evening is replete with live music, annual TGG auctions offering unique experiences, art, and more.  

Proceeds benefit the Stewards Scholarship Fund which helps to provide early childhood education opportunities to families in need, giving all children in our community, the strong start they need and deserve. 


The Green Gig... an annual locally grown tradition!

Each year, The Green Gig™ provides the community an opportunity to join in an evening of great food, heartwarming stories, and bidding for unique items and experiences to benefit early childhood education in our community. 

Now in its 7th year, the fun-filled evening features a complete 100% FARM-2-TABLE meal, replete with beverages, music, and fun.

Since 2012, the Foundation has provided over $80,000 to support early childhood education for nearly 250 area children by underwriting a portion of tuition costs for every student. Additional assistance is provided through the Stewards Scholarship Fund, established in 2013 to help close the early learning access gap in our community and give all children, especially those in greatest need, the strong start they need and deserve. The past 4 years have sold out, so get your tickets early!

Proceeds benefit the Stewards Scholarship Fund and our work to help bridge the early learning access gap in our community.

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Students of Distinction

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Founded in 2003 by The Peninsula Gateway, the Students of Distinction program has honored more than 450 graduating seniors from the Peninsula School District. The program came under the Foundation in 2013.

Sponsors as Kitsap Credit Union, Peninsula Light Company, The Peninsula Gateway, Olympic Property Group, Umpqua Bank, Franciscan Health System, and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. Combined, the community sponsors have provided more than $10,000 in scholarship funds annually - about $200,000 to date. 

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Open Studio Tour

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Founded in 1993 by area artists, the Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour (OST) has witnessed the participation of more than 130 artists who have annually opened their studios to at least 17,500 visitors over the past 23 years. OST became a program of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation in 2013.



2017 Open Studio Tour

Sept. 15, 16 & 17 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors will have a rare glimpse into the lives of artists who live and work in Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula, Fox Island, and South Kitsap.  They will learn how each one uses paint, ink, metal, wood, clay, and stone. Beautiful whimsical objects of fiber, glass. and found objects, will stimulate, the imagination.

As always, the self-guided Tour is free! 

QUESTIONS?  Call or emailBrad Stave, OST President (206) 910-5459 


CALL TO ARTISTS in the Greater Gig Harbor Area

New member screening: Digital images due Feb. 6, 2017 and Physical Screening February 18, 2017 

BOTH digital and physical screening are required for new artists applying for membership in the Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour 

Physical screening will be held on Feb 18th at Morso's Wine Bar, 9014 Peacock Hill Ave. Gig Harbor at 10:30 AM

Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour Requirement info and general info 2017OSTour_Req_Info.pdf

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