TESSA's 23rd Annual Pasta in the Park

Pasta in the Park, TESSA's signature fundraising event, is now approaching its 23rd year. The event is held on the beautiful Myron Stratton Home campus under an enormous, beautifully illuminated tent and features a program highlighting the issues of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the Pikes Peak region. The event draws approximately 500 guests each year.

If you are interested in being an event sponsor or donating to our silent auction, please contact Jenna Metz at 719-785-6833 or jmetz@tessacs.org

Thank you to our sponsors!


Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:


Wine Tasting Sponsor:


More about Pasta in the Park...

Pasta Sauce Cook-Off

All Pasta in the Park guests will have the chance to cast their vote for the night’s Best Pasta Sauce. The top three vote-getters will receive prizes and recognition during the evening’s program. ‘Best’ may mean more than simply tastiest. Guests have been known to throw a vote or two to the most entertaining teams or those with the best theme (costumes are a plus!). Each team’s recipe will be included in the Pasta Program & Cookbook, a copy of which will go to each event attendee and Cook-Off team member.

The 2015 Cook-Off Teams are:

FAP/ACS at Fort Carson
Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association
Pikes Peak Association of Realtors (PPAR)
The Sheriff's Office Law Enforcers
Colorado Coffee Merchants
Memorial Nurses
Partners in Housing
US Olympic Committee
Ziebelli's Cucina
Aspen Pointe Café
Project Angel Heart
Junior League of Colorado Springs
TESSA Auxiliary
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens

Wine & Beer Tastings

TESSA brings together a diverse selection of local brewers and vintners to offer a wide variety of both aroma and flavor. Whether you prefer a hoppy IPA or a fruity chardonnay, we’ll have something that suits your pallet.

2015 Confimed Brewers include:



TESSA’s own cocktail! The recipe has changed throughout the years but the result is always tasty.

2015 TESSA-tinis provided by:


Live Auction

Prepare yourself for an experience of a lifetime! The live auction items are few but memorable. Past items include: “A Day with an Olympian”, a Napa Valley Getaway, and the chance to be a “Fighter Pilot for a Day”.

Silent Auction

From Sky Sox tickets to a spa day, we have something to appeal to all interests and all pocketbooks. TESSA will have over 50 items or experiences on which to bid, with opening bids starting anywhere between $20 and $250.

Cork Pull

Corks can be purchased for $20 each or six for $100. Participants pull a numbered cork and receive a bag of wine with the corresponding number. All bags contain one to two bottles of wine with a minimum value of $25, although many individual bottles are worth far more than that. The 2014 Cork Pull selection included over 120 bottles of wine, ranging in value from $10 to $125!

If you wish to donate wine to the Cork Pull, wine can be purchased and donated at the following locations in Colorado Springs:

Coal Train Wine & Spirits - 330 West Uintah Street

DSH Liquors at Costco - 5046 North Nevada Avenue

Sovereignty Wines - 1785 South 8th Street

Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines - 103 South Wahsatch*

*Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines is offering a 20% discount on all wines donated to TESSA




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