Dearest Lab Gym Members, Clientele, and Friends,

First and foremost, you are invited to come help us celebrate another great year at The Lab!

The Lab Gym will host The Black & Red Event on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Gallery 400.  This is our largest social event of the year, drawing in our awesome community ready to sip, savor, dance and shop.  We will once again be awarding and honoring our most incredible stories of the past year.  And of course, crowning this years top honor, ‘The Lab Rat of the Year.’

But, it’s not all just us Lab Rats reveling in our awesomeness.  It is also to raise support for a great cause, Lift for Life Gym.

The mission of Lift For Life Gym is to offer at-risk St. Louis city children a safe, enriching environment in which to strengthen their bodies, enrich their minds, develop healthy social relationships, and learn to make positive life choices.  Lift for Life Gym has served as a second home to St. Louis’ at-risk, inner city youth for more than 27 years.  An oasis in an impoverished, high crime North St. Louis neighborhood, the Gym motivates underserved youth to seek a means to a better life by offering them free fitness, nutrition, education and recreational opportunities in a positive and nurturing environment. Gym youth excel physically, academically, and socially because of the resources that Lift for Life Gym provides.

Lift for Life Gym and its funding greatly relies on the success of its fundraisers and the involvement of its donors.  The Lab Gym’s Black & Red Event is just one way that we try to help them with their mission.  The Black & Red Event is right around the corner, and we need your help!

To help ensure the success of this important event, please fill out the appropriate side of the donation form and return it no later than Friday, December 30, 2016 for auction items.  Please contact Christopher Thacker at 314.750.3143 or for information on donating an auction item, making a monetary donation, or to purchase tickets to attend The Black & Red Event.

Now, the moment you have all been waiting for.  

The nominees for 2016.