Support Your Park!

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Help Us Finish Our Fund Drive

We are so close…but we need your help to make it to the end. With the community’s amazing support, we have come so close…but we need your help to cross the finish line. We want to have money in our fund to pay for the remaining build and for maintenance. There are still playground components you can sponsor, or you can become one of our medal donors.

 

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“A Midsummer’s Garden Gala”

IMPOWER invites you to be part of our first annual Gala event which this year will benefit Tatum’s Garden Foundation.

“A Midsummer’s Garden Gala” will feature a red carpet entry, a champagne welcome, delectable food, delicious Monterey County wines, glam photos, live and silent auction, star gazing and live music by local favorites, The Money Band.

Click here for more information.

 

Tatum’s Garden Benefit Golf Tournament

Tee Sponsorships are now available. Your business or family can sponsor a hole at the golf tournament with a sign showing your sponsorship. Your sign will be seen by all our golfers, and your participation will be recognized in the program that follows the tournament.

To sponsor, click here.

 

We Are Re-starting Selling Pickets; Back By Popular Demand

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They will line the outside of the fence. There will be around 270 to sell. You can have your name, your child’s name or your business name permanently linked with this incredible and unique place! These will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Pickets can be purchased for $50 each, or 4 for $150, and are personalized.

To sponsor, click here.

 

We Are Relaunching Our Brick Sales

We have more brick pavers, so if you missed out earlier, you can now get in on the action. You can dedicate the pavers to your loved ones, or your company can show their support to our community. To sponsor, click here.

Be the Spark!

Be the Spark! Amanda’s presentation to the IMPOWER luncheon.


Our Mission
Our Mission
Tatum Bakker, for whom the playground is named, is a Salinas native and has Spina Bifida. Her parents, Shawn and Amanda Bakker, are the visionaries behind this effort to bring a fully inclusive and accessible playground to our community.

Tatum’s Garden is a community-wide volunteer effort to build the first fully-inclusive and accessible playground in Salinas…a place where all children can come together, interact, be included and grow, through the gift of play.

Tatum’s Garden will bring a one-of-a-kind, shoulder-to-shoulder play experience to the children of Monterey County, and their families, regardless of ability.

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We invite you to be part of this effort. Explore this website. Learn more about the need for an all-inclusive and accessible playground in our community. We are so blessed to be under the fiscal sponsorship of Salinas Circle for Children for this project, which means that all donations—monetary and in-kind—are fully tax deductible. Salinas Circle, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been serving the special needs community in Monterey County for over 40 years.


Learn about the inspiration behind Tatum’s Garden…soon to be the first fully-inclusive and accessible playground in Monterey County!
Tatum’s Garden will be designed by the community, donated by the community, and built by the community…as a gift for our children to enjoy for many years to come.
How can you get involved?? Help us plant seeds in Tatum’s Garden today…

Calendar

“A Midsummer’s Garden Gala” Friday, August 22nd, 6:30PM to 11:30PM

IMPOWER invites you to be part of our first annual Gala event which this year will benefit Tatum’s Garden Foundation.

“A Midsummer’s Garden Gala” will feature a red carpet entry, a champagne welcome, delectable food, delicious Monterey County wines, glam photos, live and silent auction, star gazing and live music by local favorites, The Money Band.

Don’t miss this magical gala, which will raise much needed funds for Tatum’s Garden Foundation to help maintain the park, keep it clean, and pay for remaining infrastructure.

Click here for more information.

June Clean Up Day July 25th, 2014 8AM to 12PM

If you have a few hours to give, we’d be honored to have you with us! We are gonna give the playground a little lovin’ and then enjoy a potluck together. Please indicate how many are coming, and if you will be bringing some food to share. Sign up below, thank you!

Click on sign up genius button to volunteer.

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Major Sponsors

TaylorFarmsFoodservice

Taylor Farms Foodservice
the perfect ingredients for success.

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Andy Boy,
D’Arrigo Bros and
Andy and Phyllis D’Arrigo
Our Picnic Alley and
Broccoli Tree House Sponsor

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On-Site Construction Management

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Elizabeth Hook Armstrong Foundation, our Carr Lake Overlook Area Sponsor

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Founded in 1987, Growers Express grows and distributes more than 40 fresh produce items

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NH3 SERVICE CO Our Barn and Stable Sponsor.

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Our Lettuce Maze Sponsor.
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Mosaic Artists and Artistic Design Coordinators
AlcoWaterService

Our Plumbing Sponsor
MontereyPeninsulaFoundation

Golf is Our Business, Community Service is Our Passion

Our Official Media Sponsor

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Thank you KSBW for being our Media Sponsor.
KSBW – ‘Salad Bowl of the World’
Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz News, Weather and Sports …