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The Great Cake Walk 2014 - Closing the Gap Fundraiser May 8
The Great Cake Walk 2014 - Closing the Gap Fundraiser May 8

DATE: Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:00 - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Sacramento State Alumni Center 7485 State University Dr. South, Sacramento, CA

Closing The Gap, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the academic achievement gap, is funding programs to help all students reach their highest potential. The Great Cake Walk is Closing the Gap's annual fundraiser. It's a jazzed up version of old-fashioned cake walks where guests sample gourmet cakes that have been custom decorated. 

Top bakeries – Nothing Bundt Cakes, Cake Castle, Above & Beyond, Brita’s Confections and more will offer up lavishly decorated cakes which lucky guests will win during cake walks held throughout the evening. 

Partners like College of Education at Sac State and the University Library, News10 and Delegata are key to the events success. The Great Cake Walk raises tens of thousands of dollars each year that are awarded to Sacramento based organizations focused on closing the academic achievement gap in the Sacramento region. 

Many of our students have set sights on attending local colleges,  exploring journalism, and working at local companies like Delegata simply from being exposed to these companies through The Great Cake Walk and other outreach conducted by Closing the Gap and the programs it funds, i.e. The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, the Sacramento Police Foundation. 

At The Great Cake Walk 2014, there will also be cake decorating demonstrations, local and national celebrities, high school mascots, and testimony from students whose destinies were changed because of Closing the Gap.

About Closing the Gap: We identify, screen and fund programs focused on closing the academic achievement gap in the Sacramento region. More than 90 percent of funds raised by Closing the Gap go to local programs helping local students. A portion of The Great Walk proceeds are dedicated to two programs already screened and approved for funding. Community partners in The Great Cake Walk are Sacramento State, News10, Delegata, and eRepublic.

For more info Click HERE. You can email info@ClosingTheGapUSA.org,if you have any questions.

Source: Cheryl Miles-Menoufy, Closing the Gap