The family event includes live music, a kids area and more to help SeriousFun Children's Network.

Get ready for the 18th annual A&F Challenge, a family-friendly evening that aims to put the “fun” in fundraiser.

This year’s event takes place from 5-11 p.m. Sept. 6 at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. headquarters, 6301 Fitch Path Road, New Albany. For the fourth year, the challenge will benefit the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a nonprofit founded by actor Paul Newman that helps send sick kids to camp. Flying Horse Farms in Mount Gilead, which serves many Central Ohio children, is part of the network. (A&F has an ongoing partnership with the camp, and its associates have racked up more than 15,000 volunteer hours there since 2011.)

The A&F Challenge—part music festival, part family event, part fundraiser—this year will feature headliners Galantis, MisterWives, Arizona and Greyson Chance. Tae and the Wave, Bummers, The Mighty Troubadours and Whiskey Business also will perform.

The challenge’s signature children’s area, Camp Fitch, features activities including a zip line, archery, inflatables, a climbing wall, arts and crafts, and kid-friendly snacks.

Tickets ($75 for adults, $25 for children ages 3-16, free for ages 2 and younger) include unlimited food and drinks and activities such as axe throwing, hot air balloon rides and “glamp” lounges. VIP tickets also are available.

The fundraiser, which is attended by about 4,000 people each year, has raised more than $19 million for various charities since 2001. This year’s goal is more than $4 million.

For more information, go to anfchallenge.org. 

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