NATA Foundation Block Party in St. Louis

Come to Laclede’s Landing on the St. Louis Riverfront from 8-11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 for a block party benefitting the NATA Research & Education Foundation! Listen to live music as you sample the food and drinks from local vendors. Block Party attendees must purchase a $20 Party Pass (either onsite or as part of your convention registration) that offers valuable discounts to local restaurants and attractions. Not only does the Party Pass grant you access to the Block Party, but the discounts included with the pass are valid during your entire stay in St. Louis.

The following are some of the discounts you’ll receive with your Party Pass*:

Wax Museum
Buy one, get one free ice cream

Dental Health Theater
Buy one, get one free admission

Joey B’s
Free Appetizer with purchase of Large Pizza

Buy one foot-long sandwich and get free small drink

Big Daddy’s

  • Beer Bucket Special – Buy a bucket (5 beers), get a 6th one FREE (20% savings)
  • $2 OFF all specialty drinks on specialty drink menu
  • Extended Happy Hour-1/2 price Appetizers from 4pm-midnight, M-F

Drunken Fish
FREE select appetizer; edamame hummus, small gyoza, small chicken spring roll with $15 purchase. Disclaimer: Not valid with any other offer, discount or promotion (including happy hour and lunch specials)

15 % off any food and beverage purchase

Morgan Street Brewery
One free handcrafted beer with purchase of lunch or dinner entrée

Gateway Arch/Gateway Arch Riverboats
Save up to $3 when you buy the Captain’s Combo (includes a One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise, the Journey to the Top of the Gateway Arch tram ride, and the film Monument to the Dream, the award-winning documentary about the construction of the Gateway Arch.) Advance reservations suggested by visiting or by calling 877-982-1410.

*Party Pass offers are valid one per customer, per day with pass. Discounts and offers featured on this card apply to the cardholder only. Must have pass in hand for specials.


Beat the Board!

Interested board members have pledged to make a donation to the NATA Foundation for every participant from their district who beats the director’s race time. They may also elect to donate a smaller amount for each district member who walks the course. See who is representing your district, and register for the NATA Foundation 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Gatorade. Below is a list of Board members who have agreed to run for their district:

District 1
Jeff Smith – NATA Foundation District 1 Chair

District 2
A.J. Duffy – NATA District 2 Director Elect

District 3
Jill Manners – NATA Foundation District 3 Chair
Scott Johnson – NATA Foundation Vice President of District Relations

District 4
Tory Lindley – NATA District 4 Director
Bob Gray – NATA Foundation District 4 Chair

District 5
Mark Coberly – NATA District 5 Director Elect
Phil Vardiman

District 6
Brian Conway – NATA Foundation At Large Board Member
Kathy Dieringer – NATA District 6 Director
Cindy Trowbridge – NATA Foundation VP, External Relations
Chris Hall

District 7
Chris Mathewson – NATA District 7 Director
Bart Peterson – NATA Foundation District 7 Chair

District 8
Kavin Tsang – NATA Foundation District 8 Chair
Robert Kersey – NATA Foundation Vice President of Governance
Carolyn Peters – NATA District 8 Director

District 9
Mary Beth Horodyski – NATA District 9 Director
RT Floyd

District 10
Cari Wood – NATA District 10 Director
Valerie Moody – NATA Foundation District 10 Chair


In addition, past NATA and NATA Foundation board members are being challenged to beat current NATA Foundation President, RT Floyd, who will donate for each of these individuals who beats his time in the race.

Past NATA and Foundation Board Members
RT Floyd, NATA Foundation President


NATA Foundation Events at the NATA Convention

The NATA Foundation is sponsoring several events at the NATA Convention in St. Louis this June.  The NATA Foundation 5K Fueled by Gatorade will be back this year, so plan to run and support the NATA Foundation. Don’t feel like running, come join us and walk the course. It is a great way to get some exercise and support the NATA Foundation. The race will be run along the St. Louis Riverfront Trail. Shuttle service will be available from the convention center at the 7th Street plaza entrance from 5:30am – 6:30am. Return shuttle service will be available from 7:15am – 8:30am. Maps and further information will be available in the race packets, pick up at registration.

The NATA Foundation will once again host a block party at Laclede’s Landing. You can purchase a party pass for $20 through registration and this will allow you to receive discounts the entire week in St. Louis. This is another great way to support the NATA Foundation.

The Silent Auction will return this year. This has been an attendee favorite over the past few years and we hope to make this year even better with merchandise from your favorite players and teams. Please make sure you stop by the Foundation booth in St. Louis and check out the items available.

Information on all of these events is included in your registration information.


2015 Triple D Challenge

The 2015 Triple D Challenge has begun. Be the first district to double the amount of donors over the previous year. In an effort to increase critical support, we’ve initiated a contest to see which NATA Districts can increase the number of members who donated to the NATA Foundation from 2014 to 2015. Donate today and make sure to visit our website in the upcoming weeks to see which district is winning!