Thank you to everyone who helped make BASH 2023 a success!

On Saturday, November 11th, The AMP in downtown Indianapolis was transformed into a vibrant carnival as over 300 attendees gathered at the new venue for BASH ’23: Step Right Up

The true magic of the evening was in the generosity of the attendees, auction participants, and sponsors who came together to successfully raise over $90,000 to support the students and staff of Washington Township. A testament to our donor’s commitment to enhancing educational programming. The funds raised will undoubtedly make a significant impact on our schools as well as our Alumni and the community at large. 

If you were not able to join us at BASH, keep scrolling for more details on the night, and make sure to check out our fund-a-grant video to see the impact that comes from your support in removing financial, emotional, and physical barriers for students. 

If you would like to give to this worthwhile cause, please consider a donation to our Annual Fund using our online giving form.

A Night to Remember

The air buzzed with excitement and creativity at Bash ‘23, as the carnival-chic theme inspired guests to showcase their most imaginative outfits. The energy in the room was infectious, thanks to the intuitive beats spun by the dynamic DJs. A highlight of the evening came when NCHS alumni, Jake Query, introduced the evening’s esteemed honoree, Dr. Eugene White.

Guests enjoyed a culinary adventure offered by 20 distinctive food vendors. From classic carnival treats to gourmet delights, attendees were treated to a diverse range of signature bites that delighted their taste buds. The array of flavors and creativity added an extra layer of excitement to the event, making it a true feast for the senses.

The night wasn’t just about indulging the palate; it was also a feast for the eyes and mind. The silent auction boasted an impressive array of items, enticing guests to bid generously. Meanwhile, talented caricature artists captured the whimsy of the carnival theme, creating personalized keepsakes for attendees. Many photos were taken, both in front of the glowing BASH marquee, as well as in the Mirror X photo booth, generously provided by NCHS alumni,  Deshae O’Kelley, owner of Why Not Party With Us. A strolling close-up magician added an element of mystery and awe, leaving guests spellbound with his sleight of hand and illusions.

As the night came to a close, attendees left with smiles on their faces, memories of a magical evening, and the satisfaction of knowing they had contributed to a meaningful cause. BASH ’23: Step Right Up was not just an event; it was a celebration of community, creativity, and compassion. Until next year, when this fun and impactful night beckons once again, BASH ‘23 will be remembered as a night of joy, laughter, and generosity.

A huge thank you to:

All attendees and participants

Our 2023 Sponsors

Event providers: church, church, hittle + antrim, Emergent Construction, Epic Insurance, Northwestern Mutual

JEL Culinary Arts

The BASH Committee


500 Festival


A’Lelia Bundles NCHS ’70

Allisonville PTO

Ambre Blends

Amy Street, Esthetician

Andrew Baldwin

Arni’s Restaurant


Artisano’s Oil and Spices

Athens on 86th Greek Restaurant

Athletic Annex

B& R Tutoring. LLC

Back 9 Golf & Entertainment

Balanced Root


BCW Supplies

Beasley’s Orchard

Becky Volk Designs

Bier Brewery

Bin Scrub

Blake & Chris Froberg

Blind Owl Brewery

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Bobby Cooper Salon

Bonefish Grill


Broadripple Animal Clinic

Brows by Megan & Co

Carmel City Center – Out of the Blue Polish Pottery

Catbird Seat Salon

Chicago Field Museum


Cincinatti Reds

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Clearwater Elementary PTO

Climb Time Indy

ComedySportz Indianapolis


Conner Prairie

Cooper’s Hawk

Cosmic Leather


Creative Nature

Crooked Creek PTO

Dance Kaleidoscope

Daniel’s Vineyard

Darlin Hair & Home


Doc B’s Restaurant & Bar

Dog Training Elite


Dull’s Tree Farm

Eastwood PTO

Eiteljorg Museum

Emergent Construction

Emily Dills Consulting

Enhanced DNA Publishing

Erica Edwards – Cabi Stylist

FIsher’s Test Kitchen


Follett School Solution

Foundry 317 Home Interiors

Fowling Warehouse Indy

Fox Hill PTO

Ft Wayne Childrens Zoo

Game Show Battle Rooms

George’s Neighborhood Grill

Glendale Soccer Association

Glow Golf

Gold Leaf

Greenbriar PTO

Half Price Books

Harbor Freight

Helium Comedy Club

Hi & Mighty/Accent Shop

Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium (Butler)

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari


HotBox Pizza

Hotel Carmichael

Howl + Hide

HPK Creative Arts

Indiana State Museum

Indianapolis Ballet

Indianapolis Racquet Club

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Indianapolis Symphony

Indianapolis Zoo

Indy Eleven

Indy Sports Massage

Invoke Studio

J. Everett Light Cafe

J. Everett Light Cosmetology


JCC Indianapolis

JEL Auto Shop

Jenn Maple

Jerry and Sandy Williams

Jiffy Lube

Jockamo Pizza

Julie Curry Photography

Jump ‘N Play Party Rentals

Just Pop In

Kendra Scott

Kentucky Kingdom

Keystone Dental Group

Kicasso Sneaker Art Bar

Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore

Kirles Jewelers

Kiss of Silk

Kurr Aesthetics and Med Spa

Laser Flash

Le Peep

Lilly Lane Flowers

Lucas Oil Stadium


Mallow Run Winery

Marigold Clothing

Mary Kay – Joy James

McNamara Florist

Melvin Simon & Associates, Inc

MNM Services

Mosquito Authority

MSDWT Central Office Staff

MSDWT Technology Department

Mumbe’s Orchard and Bee Farm

My Morning Jacket

Naked Monkey

NCAA Hall of Champions

NCHS Class of 2003

Neat Method


Nora PTO

North Central PTO

North Central Spirit Shop

North Mass Boulder

Northview PTO

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oasis Nail Spa

Oberer’s Flowers

Painted by Molly

Perfect North Slopes


Pottery by You and More

PRP Wine International


Pure Barre Broadripple

Rainbow Book Company

Rascal’s Fun Zone

Republic National Distributing Co

Richard Kraege

Rise ‘n Roll

River Glen Country Club

Royal Pin

Rusted Moon



Santa Bill


Schahet Hotels

School of Rock

Science Central

Shar’s Hair & Medical Supplies

Skydive Indianapolis

Springmill PTO

Stacks by Molly

Sullivan’s & BASH Committee

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Superintendent Woodson & Principal Mendez

Sweet Things

T3 Handmade Jewelry

The Accent Shop

The Brock Williams Family

The Carpenter Family

The Center For the Performing Arts

The Chicago Cubs

The Dinner Detective

The Hot Room

The Jazz Kitchen

The Lootens Family

The Northside Social

The Secret Ingredient

The Toggery Resale Boutique

The Zybert Family

Thunderdome Restaurant Group

Tito’s Vodka

Total Wine

Trader Joe’s

Tuttle Orchards

Ultimate Ninjas

Uptown Pup

Urban Air

Washington Township School Board

Washington Township Schools Foundation

Wawasee Yacht Club

West Indy Racquet Club

Westlane PTO

Wheel Fun Rentals

Willliamson Custom Woodworking

Willow Lake PTO

Wilstem Wildlife Park


Woodstock Club

Wright’s Gymnastics/Ninjazone

Washington Township Little League

Zip City