Optional Special Events

Saturday August 23


NIGP Gives Back

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Public Servants doing Public Service

We have successfully filled all volunteer slots for Saturday!  Thanks to all those who will be participating! We encourage all attendees to support Cradles To Crayons by donating to our virtual fund drive DONATE

Thank you for your support!

NIGP will once again this year be supporting the Forum host community through volunteer work and donations to Philadelphia's Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons is a non-profit organization that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Cradles to Crayons provides these necessities free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Pre-registered NIGP volunteers will be working in the warehouse inspecting, sorting and packaging donations into “KidPacks” – a one week supply of essential children’s items tailored for specific in-need children.

Info for pre-registered volunteers:


  • If you have sign-up to volunteer, you must wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • Two are shifts going to the Cradles to Crayons warehouse on Saturday, August 23: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The morning shift will depart the hotel at 8:45 am, please meet in the hotel lobby, 12th Street entrance. The afternoon shift will depart at 11:00 am, please meet in the hotel lobby, 12th Street entrance.
  • Total time commitment is approximately 5 hours.  
If you would like to help out, please consider making a donation to the charity. Donate here.

Note to golfers:  NIGP’s Business Council will be supporting this community service program this year in lieu of a golf tournament. 


Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game

August 23 at 7:05 p.m.




The Pennsylvania host committee has secured a limited number of seats for the Phillies game on Saturday, August 23!  Join your NIGP friends for a 7:05 pm game when the Phillies will take on the St. Louis Cardinals.  Tickets are $26.00 each (a $4 discount of regular price) and will be available for purchase until July 23, 2014.  Seating will be in the 418 section behind home plate. 

To purchase tickets follow this link:  

Click on the green “T” and use the password NIGP to receive the discount.

Transportation will NOT be provide
d.  SEPTA’s Broad Street Line Sports Express (orange line) subway is the best way to get to Citizens Bank Park from the hotel.  Access to the subway is about 2 blocks from the Marriott and the ride will be approximately 11 minutes.  AT&T station is located at Broad and Pattison, which is a short 7 minute walk to Citizens Bank Park.   Visit http://www.septa.org/ for schedules and fare information.