Westfield, IN—Whale of a Sale, a massive upscale children’s consignment event featuring toys, furniture and brand name clothing, has signed a multi-year deal to host the sale inside the new Grand Park Events Center, the centerpiece of the 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus.
Whale of a Sale will host five-day, biannual sales in the Events Center in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The date of the first event will be May 9-13, 2017, with an event to follow in September.
The popular event, which is Indiana’s largest children’s consignment event, features more than 42,000 square feet of clothing from baby to teen sizes, toys, furniture and more at a fraction of the retail cost. Participants can earn money as a consignor or find great deals as a shopper. The sale also features a half-price day on the final day of the event.
“We’re excited to have found a permanent home with an excellent opportunity for growth,” said Courtney O’Neil, co-founder of Whale of a Sale. “This venue is the perfect location for our large fan base of families in Hamilton County.”
Whale of a Sale co-founders O’Neil and Jennifer Hare are moms, entrepreneurs and friends. They started the event in 2009 to help their friends save money on the cost of raising kids and the idea took off. The duo said more than 5,000 shoppers attend each event and thousands more visit the website and Facebook page during the weeks leading up to the sale.
“We know the Grand Park Events Center will increase our event attendance with all of the traffic from the various sports leagues at Grand Park,” Hare said.
The 370,000 square-foot Grand Park Events Center opened in July 2016 in Westfield, Indiana, and is ideal for trade shows, conventions and other live events.
“We’re excited that Whale of a Sale has chosen the Grand Park Events Center as its new location,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “Our community is composed primarily of families with young children so it will be a great addition to the calendar of events and will bring thousands of new visitors to Grand Park.”
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About Grand Park Sports Campus
Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, is a destination like no other. The thoughtfully designed 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse. The Grand Park Events Center is now open, featuring three full-sized indoor soccer fields, a restaurant and administrative offices. The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse indoor basketball/volleyball facility opened in January 2016. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.
More than 1.5 million sports visitors are expected to participate in or attend tournaments and events at the Grand Park Sports Campus on an annual basis, making the surrounding area a prime location for economic development. The master plan outlines approximately 1,400 acres of land available for residential and commercial development, including hospitality (hotel, restaurant and retail), mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses.
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