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Pink & Purple Polyester Party

2013 pink & purple polyester party logo
The grooviest party of the year!
Presented by CivicPlus


Friday, April 7, 2017
7-11:30  p.m.
K-State Alumni Center
Manhattan, Kansas

Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and disco for a cure with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs. Cast your vote in the "Off the Hook" bra art contest and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar, as well as the costume contest and fun photo station! Party with your friends while helping K-State fight cancer!

The Pink & Purple Polyester Party was started by Dave Lewis, a well-known voice and entertainer in the Manhattan area, as a fun way to raise money for K-State cancer research and celebrate the life of his late wife, Elena, who died of breast cancer in 2006. Lewis is a morning show host for News Radio KMAN, the public address announcer for K-State Football and Men’s Basketball, and the owner of Dave Lewis Entertainment. The party is now planned by a group of Manhattan business owners, listed below.

View photos from past parties2016 PHOTOS (on Facebook but visible without a Facebook account); JCRC's 2015 photos; RH, LLC's 2015 Photos;JCRC's 2013 photos, RH, LLC's 2013 Photos, 2011, 2010

Online Reservations coming soon

Make your individual ($60) or 10-person table ($500) reservations through our online webstore powered by N Zone. Then, just check in at the party. Each guest receives two drink coupons. Table purchasers receive Cool Cat sponsor recognition.

Connect with us on Facebook! And use the hashtag #PolyesterParty in all your posts and tweets about the party!


$100 Prize for Best Costume!

'Off the Hook' bra art contestPeep Bra
Businesses craft work-of-art bras as a nod to breast cancer survivors. After the bras are modeled by good-natured, fully-dressed men, the one that gets the most votes in the form of donations wins. Last year's winner was Della Voce's martini glass bra. View past bras in our photos linked above. Many of this year's bras will be displayed before the party at businesses around town, getting a head start on collecting votes. see 2016 bra artists below. View 'Off the Hook' flier

'Off the Hook' Bra Crawl
The Off the Hook Bra Crawl, sponsored by Gaia Salonspa, will be in downtown Manhattan, date to be decided. Last year, "crawlers" enjoyed food and drink specials as they toured participating restaurants (4 Olives, AJ's NY Pizzeria, Della Voce, Hibachi Hut, Pigins BBQ and Tallgrass Tap House) to view and advance-vote on the bras decorated by local businesses for the Off the Hook bra art contest at the party. The bra with the most votes (dollars) wins. Bra Crawl tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day-of. Info is at bras4cause.ticketleap.com. View 2016 'Off the Hook' Bra Crawl flier

Bust Your Bestie!
Also in support of Pink & Purple Polyester Party, Gaia Salonspa sponsored Bust Your Bestie. Participants donated $20 to have a Bust Your Bestie banner placed in front of a friend’s house or a business for 24 hours. More information is at bras4cause.ticketleap.com.

Be a sponsor!

Support this unique, fun and successful event by being a major sponsor. View the 2016 Sponsorship Brochure. For more information, contact Dr. Thad Schneider, 785-844-1144.

Help us thank our 2016 SPONSORS!

Dynomite Sponsor ($3,500)

CivicPlus Logo

Groovy Sponsor ($2,500)


Far-Out Sponsor ($1,000)


Advertising Sponsor

Manhattan Broadcasting Logo

Cool Cats ($500 table sponsors)

AsterHouse Design
Community First National Bank

Dave Lewis Entertainment
G. Thomas Jewelers
Gaia SalonSpa
J&C Imaging
Dr. Thad Schneider, DC
Wildcat Creek Fun & Fitness
Downtown Dental
N Zone
Dave Lewis Entertainment
Abigail Markley & Friends

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Pepsi-Cola of Manhattan
Bockers II Catering (desserts)


Off the Hook Bra Artists

Kansas State Federal Credit Union
Della Voce
Gaia Salonspa
Dr. Thad Schneider, DC
Central Kansas Cancer Center
K-State Vice President for Research
Zeta Tau Alpha

Huge thanks to the "P4" Committee & volunteers!

Dr. Thad & Shannon Schneider, Flint Hills Pain Management
John & Cindy La Barge, J & C Imaging
Bobbi French, G. Thomas Jewelers
Patrick Lee, N Zone
Aricca Wallace, Cat Cans of Manhattan
Missy Tener
Dave Lewis, Dave Lewis Entertainment
Brooke Minihan

K-State Cancer Fighters
Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity of K-State


Help us thank our 2015 SPONSORS!
Dynomite! ($3,500)


Groovy ($2,500)

Briggs Auto Group

Far-Out ($1,000)

Kansas State Federal Credit Union

Cool Cats ($500 table sponsors)

Wildcat Creek Fun & Fitness
Flint Hills Pain Management, Dr. Thad Schneider, DC
Chiropractic Family Health Center, Dr. Mark Hatesohl, DC
Rockhill Real Estate Group
AsterHouse Design
Community First National Bank
Vision Source, Manhattan & Wamego
Eye Care Associates of Manhattan
Kaw Valley State Bank
Century Business Systems
Cat Cans of Manhattan
Gaia SalonSpa
Dave Lewis Entertainment
J&C Imaging and G. Thomas Jewelers

Friends of Pink & Purple Polyester Party

C. Clyde & Midge Jones

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Wahoo Fire & Ice Grill
Bockers II Catering
Alma Creamery
Pepsi-Cola of Manhattan

Media Partners

Sunny 102.5 FM