May the 4th Be With You
Not so long ago, in a galaxy pretty close to home...
TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) decided to bring you a celebration of all things Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You, also widely known as Star Wars Day!
TPF4Y is a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring girls, minorities, and kids from low-income backgrounds through hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. The proceeds from this event support the work we do with underserved students throughout Indiana.
Details of event
5255 Winthrop Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220 USA
Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
STARSHIP DOORS open at 5:30pm and close at 9pm
5:30-7pm - Taco/Nacho Buffet
5:30-8pm - Activities
5:30-8:30pm - Mos Eisley Cantina Bar is open
6:30pm - Lightsaber Duel Performance by Indy Lightsaber Academy
7-8pm - Jedi Trivia
8pm - Live Chalk Art Performance by Ben Glenn, The Chalk Guy
STARSHIP LANDING (a.k.a. Parking)
Landing pads are available north and south of DeveloperTown. Our allies at TCC (1022 E 52nd St) have also graciously offered to allow us to dock ships next to their building if we run out of space. Additional spots are available in the surrounding neighborhood.
IMPERIAL CREDITS (a.k.a. Dollars)
We're fundraising to provide some fabulous STEM experiences for low-income kids! Along with the fun activities included with admission, we will also have some activities which will require participants to purchase activity tickets. We won't have much cash on hand and would prefer you purchase activity and drink tickets using our Square credit card readers.
Activity tickets are $1 for 1 ticket, most activities are 1 ticket, with the exception of a take home lightsaber craft and tattoos for 3. I would anticipate your young Jedis wanting to spend between $3-$9.
Mos Eisley Cantina & Bar
Taco/Nacho Buffet dinner is included with the price of admission! Beer, wine & soft drinks are 1-5 tickets. $1 for 1 ticket. *You will be carded by our bartenders!
We have some really awesome Star Wars items that will be raffled off, again $1 for 1 raffle ticket. Notice a theme?
Force Fashion (a.k.a. Attire)
Trophies will be given for best Light Side and Dark Side characters, as well as the Corporate Jedi Traveling Trophy award (most comprehensive and creative display by sponsor/social media partner employees). Don't have a costume or a favorite Star Wars T-shirt? No worries, we will have t-shirts available for purchase.
Don't forget to take pictures throughout the day and post them to social media with the hashtag #TPF4Ystarwars!
How to get involved
STEP 1: Scroll down to check out the list of participating corporate Sponsors - Do you see your company listed?
Yep! There's our logo! Awesome - move on to step 2, Young Jedi!
Yep! There's our logo under "social media partner." Great - this means they're helping spread the word about this cool event, but chose not to sponsor this year. You'll need to buy your own tickets so move on to step 3!
Nope, I'm don't see them... No problem! You and your family can participate on your own! Move on to step 3! Think your office would want to participate? Email Maggie Cline to learn more about getting involved at Maggie@TechPointYouth.org!
STEP 2: reserve some of your company's tickets for our may the 4th party!
If your company is a sponsor, they will have a number of free tickets to give out to employees and spouses (kids 12 & under are free!). You'll still need to register here, but please contact your HR or marketing department for the promo code you'll need at checkout.
Move on to Step 4!
STEP 3: Register for the may the 4th party and get ready to celebrate your love of star wars!
What: May the 4th Be With You Party
Who: Star Wars fans, young and old and in between
When: Thursday, May 4th @ 5:30-9:00pm
Where: DeveloperTown (5255 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
Tickets: $10 per person (kids 12 and under are free!)
RSVP: Click here!
Move on to Step 4!
Step 4: Scramble your x-wing starfighters and begin your search for the perfect ensemble that adequately exemplifies your dedication to The Force.
The Annual Jedi Master Traveling Trophy will be awarded to the most creative & comprehensive Star Wars character representation by a partner company (Angie's List is the reigning champ!). Additional recognition will also be given to individuals for the best costumes from the Light Side and the Dark Side.
Not ready to commit to a full on Wookiee costume? Make a donation to receive one of our t-shirts and you'll fit right in! To order, click here and submit your payment info and desired sizes - we'll have them ready for you to pick up at the party or contact us at Info@TechPointYouth.org and you can grab them ahead of time!
Move on to Step 5!
STEP 5: Share your participation with the social media galaxy!
Please plan to share your involvement in this event via any and all forms of social media! We are especially excited to see pictures of everyone in their Star Wars gear on May 4th. Don't forget to tag TPF4Y and be sure to use the hashtag #TPF4Ystarwars!