New Outdoor Location at Zoo Atlanta Announced for A CHaRM’ing Adventure Fundraiser: Presented by Live Thrive and Delta Air Lines

Staff Report

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Out of an abundance of caution and concern about rising COVID-19 cases in Atlanta, Live Thrive is moving its A CHaRM’ing Adventure fundraiser outdoors! The event will now take place in Zoo Atlanta’s spectacular Ford Pavilion. 

Relocating the event to a larger, outdoor space will allow for appropriate social distancing measures. Attendance for the event will be capped at 50% of the pavilion’s capacity. Live Thrive is working with the City of Atlanta to adhere to guidelines that include a mask requirement for entry into the zoo, indoor spaces and restrooms. Masks are strongly encouraged throughout the event.  

“Gathering safely is our top priority, and we are fortunate that Zoo Atlanta offers an outdoor event option,” said Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, executive director, Live Thrive. “The Ford Pavilion combines the benefits of fresh, circulating air and weather coverage from the spacious tent. We think it’s the perfect solution for this year’s fundraiser.” 

A CHaRM’ing Adventure, a fundraiser hosted by Live Thrive and Delta Air Lines, takes place on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Funds raised from the event help cover the costs of operating the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), Atlanta’s only permanent drop-off facility for materials too harmful for the curb.

In addition to offering the opportunity to enjoy views of the zoo’s animal inhabitants on the way to the tent, including Mumbles the white rhino, the event features a live performance by Yacht Rock Revue, the Greatest Show on Surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. This next-level outdoor adventure will be paired with heavy hors d’oeuvres from Proof of the Pudding, as well as beer and wine. 

Tickets are on sale now for this event that supports the Atlanta-based center that has diverted more than 100 million tons of chemicals, paints, electronics and more from the city’s water system and landfills since opening in 2015.

A CHaRM’ing Adventure, presented by Live Thrive and Delta Air Lines, supports the work of the Live Thrive’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) and its educational programs. The event includes access to the Ford Pavilion outdoor event tent, live music from Yacht Rock Revue, hors d’oeuvres, and beer and wine. 

Thursday, Oct. 7

6:30 to 10 p.m. 

Ford Pavilion, Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Ave. SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

This event is presented by the Live Thrive Board of Directors and Delta Air Lines. A CHaRM’ing Adventure is generously supported by Monarch Private Capital, Novelis, Cox Enterprises, Stivers Subaru, Atlanta Hawks and Chick-fil-A.

$50 per person through Sept. 14

$60 per person beginning Sept. 15