The Lemon Ball

The 17th Annual Lemon Ball

 

Saturday, January 28, 2023
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM

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The 17th Annual Lemon Ball


The Lemon Ball is back to kick off 2023! The 17th Annual Lemon Ball will be hosted at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, PA. Guests will enjoy the Lemon Ball’s usual elegance, donning their favorite yellow ties and gowns, all while making a huge impact for childhood cancer.  

The evening kicks off with a special cocktail reception where guests can bid on their favorite auction items and experiences. Guests will make their way to the Grand Ballroom for a delicious dining experience, accompanied by stories and interviews from childhood cancer heroes and families, and an exhilarating live auction. The evening will conclude with dancing, paired with a live band.  

For those not in the greater Philadelphia region, we are also offering the guests to join us virtually for free. Enjoy the inspiring Lemon Ball program from the comfort of your home. 

The Alex Scott Crystal Cup Awards will also be presented to an individual and a group for their commitment to continuing Alex’s mission to fight childhood cancer, one cup at a time. 

For more information, contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]



Standard Guest (In-Person) - $275 ($100 tax-deductible): Standard guests will enjoy an unforgettable evening at the Springfield Country Club, complete with a delectable dinner and remarks from our very special hero guests and their families. Guests will also receive: 

  • A collection of gala themed gifts and surprises that will add to your enjoyment of this impactful and celebratory evening  
  • A printed tribute book  
  • A donation card 

Standard Guest (Virtual) - Free: Standard guests (virtual) will enjoy a live video feed of the main program portion of the evening. 

2023 SPONSORS

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Sponsorship & Benefactor Levels

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations and businesses. For more information about sponsorship and benefactor packages, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]  

PRESENTING SPONSOR - $50,000 ($44,000 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE) 

  • 28 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Logo included on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • Two (2) Full Color Pages (non-consecutive) in Tribute Book with Company Logo on Cover** 
  • Two (2) Hotel Rooms on night of event (1 Suite and 1 Hotel Room) 
  • Event Recognition (Included in remarks by Liz & Jay Scott) 
  • Inclusion in press release and media materials related to event 
  • Inclusion in e-newsletter (70,000+ subscribers) 
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Company logo listed and hyperlinked as a sponsor on LemonBall.org 
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag 
  • Opportunity for your company to be spotlighted in Lemon Ball emails reaching thousands of ALSF supporters  
  • Opportunity to submit a recorded shoutout video for the program’s countdown segment, or ALSF will thank you by name in the countdown 

Diamond - $25,000 ($20,700 tax-deductible)

  • 20 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Logo included on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • Two (2) Full Color Pages (non-consecutive) in Tribute Book** 
  • Two (2) Hotel Rooms on night of event  
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee) 
  • Inclusion in press release and media materials related to event 
  • Inclusion in e-newsletter (70,000+ subscribers) 
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Company logo listed and hyperlinked as a sponsor on LemonBall.org 
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag 
  • Opportunity to submit a recorded shoutout video for the program’s countdown segment, or ALSF will thank you by name in the countdown 

Platinum - $10,000 ($8,000 tax-deductible)

  • 10 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • One (1) Full Color Page in Tribute Book** 
  • One (1) Hotel Room on night of event  
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee) 
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org 
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag 

Gold - $6,000 ($4,500 tax-deductible)

  • 8 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Named Table) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book** 
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org 
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag 

Silver - $3,000 ($2,200 tax-deductible)

  • 4 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book** 
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org 
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag 

Bronze - $1,000 ($625 tax-deductible)

  • 2 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • Half (1/2) Black and White Page in Tribute Book** 
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org 
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag 

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball electronic invitation, commitment must be received by November 25, 2022. 

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by December 16, 2022.

Become a Benefactor

Benefactor opportunities are available for individuals and families. For more information about sponsorship and benefactor packages, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]  

Diamond Benefactor - $25,000 ($20,950 tax-deductible)

  • 20 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • One (1) Full Color Page in Tribute Book** 
  • Two (2) Hotel Rooms on night of event  
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee) 
  • Inclusion in press release and media materials related to event 
  • Inclusion in e-newsletter (70,000+ subscribers) 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org 
  • Opportunity to submit a recorded shoutout video for the program’s countdown segment, or ALSF will thank you by name in the countdown 

Platinum Benefactor - $10,000 ($8,000 tax-deductible)

  • 10 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • One (1) Full Color Page in Tribute Book** 
  • One (1) Hotel Room on night of event  
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee) 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org 

Gold Benefactor - $6,000 ($4,500 tax-deductible)

  • 8 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Named Table) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book** 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org 

Silver Benefactor - $3,000 ($2,200 tax-deductible)

  • 4 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating) 
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Electronic Invite)* 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book** 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org 

Bronze Benefactor - $1,000 ($625 tax-deductible)

  • 2 tickets to the 2023 Lemon Ball  
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating) 
  • Access to Pre-Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival) 
  • Half (1/2) Black and White Page in Tribute Book** 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays 
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org 

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball electronic invitation, commitment must be received by November 25, 2022. 

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by December 16, 2022.

 

2023 Benefactors

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Family

Volunteers

Interested in volunteering for the event? We're happy to have you help! Please complete the volunteer form by Friday, December 16, 2022. Contact Mikey Tauber ([email protected]) with any questions. 

Become An Event Volunteer

Childhood Cancer Family on Stage

Auction

Donate your tickets, tangibles, time or talent to bettering the lives of children. You will be recognized for your donation both online and at the event. In addition to demonstrating your support, remember that an auction donation can result in a new client or customer and that all donations are tax deductible. Fill out an auction donation form to donate to this year's auction.

If you have questions about the auction, contact Laura Mineo at [email protected].

FAQs

 

What is the timeline for the event?

Please note all times are approximate and are listed in Eastern Time Zone.

  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Virtual Pre-Event Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pm: Main Program and Welcome from Hosts
  • 7:30 pm: Awards Presentations
  • 7:45 pm: Auction Highlights and Fund A Cure
  • 8:00 pm: Closing Remarks from Hosts and Close of Raffle
  • 8:15 pm: Virtual After Party featuring BVT Live!
  • 8:45 pm: Event Concludes
  • 10:00 pm: Close of Auction

What programming is available during the Virtual Cocktail Reception?

  • A reading of ‘Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand’ by childhood cancer heroes 
  • Misgif Photobooth Presented by Northwestern Mutual 
  • Fund A Project Presented by Volvo Cars 
  • Access to the Lemon Ball Merchandise Shop; Premium Guests receive complimentary merchandise! 
  • Mixology Tutorial with Aaron Gordon of 13th Street Cocktails in partnership with Tito's Handmade Vodka* 
  • Signature Dish Demo and Q&A with Chef Jennifer Carroll 
  • Q&A with America’s Got Talent Singer and Lemon Ball performer, Bianca Ryan 
  • Live Zoom Conversation with Liz Scott and The Adkins Family, a childhood cancer hero family 
  • Hero Family Zoom Hangout Room 

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to view the mixology tutorial with Aaron Gordon in partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

How do I use the live chat box during the program?

We invite and strongly encourage you to interact with us during the program using the live chat feature. To chat with us and other guests, enter your name in the chat box located under the program video. Next, accept the terms of service by checking the box and then click ‘Join.’ You will be able to view everything your fellow guests have to say about the program and add your own commentary! Your comments will be visible to us, as well as all guests. Please take advantage of this feature. We would love to hear from you! 

What technology is used during the Lemon Ball?

  • Virtual Pre-Event Cocktail Reception: Videos will be hosted on YouTube. Our photobooth is hosted with 3rd party websites, Misgif. A QR code will direct you to take photos. The live hero family conversation and hero family zoom hangout will be held on Zoom. Please note guests' screens may be viewable during these Zoom meetings.
  • Virtual Program and After Party: Our program and after party will be hosted on Vimeo. There will be a live chat feature available for guests to interact on. Guests will not be visible during this portion of the event.
  • Auction, Raffle and Fund A Cure: All transactions related to the auction, raffle and fund a cure will be hosted on our mobile bidding software, GiveSmart.

What device should I use to participate in the Lemon Ball?

For the best viewing experience, we suggest guests use a computer, however all event elements can also be accessed through a mobile device or tablet.

How do I interact with other guests?

Guests have a few options for interacting before, during and after the event. Planning a Zoom, Google, or Facetime hangout with your friends is a great way to kick things off, watch the program together, or keep the party going. If you know other guests who are attending this year, we encourage you to set up you own virtual get together to reminisce about past Lemon Balls, view the event, and stay connected from a distance. You can meet virtually on one device and enjoy the Lemon Ball together on another! During the cocktail reception, guests will have the option to see each other and chat in our two Zoom rooms. Lastly, during the program all guests will have access to chat with one another in the Vimeo live chat box. We encourage as much interaction as possible!

Who is receiving the Alex Scott Crystal Cup Awards?

Mary Stengel Austen

Mary’s dedication to helping ALSF in its pursuit of finding cures for kids with cancer is truly remarkable. Her heart of gold, selfless giving of time and energy and humble nature are just a few of the reasons why we are so happy to present Mary Austen with the 2022 Alex Scott Crystal Cup Award. She lives in Radnor with her equally amazing husband Peter and their 5 children John, Andrew, Christopher, Thomas and Sally.

The Malvern School

The dedication of The Malvern School’s entire team has taught thousands of children valuable lessons about the importance of giving back and their ability to make a difference. This dedication has also added up in significant donations that support ALSF’s work to find new cures and help families whose children are battling cancer. In 2021, The Malvern School surpassed $1 million raised since they started supporting ALSF.

What should I wear?

There is no official dress code to follow, but we are still encouraging guests to embody the spirit of the in-person event by getting festive! This year, “yellow tie” apparel is not required. If you want to dress formal, go for it. If you prefer casual chic, that’s great too! You can share photos from your Lemon Ball setup with us on social media by tagging @AlexsLemonade. Keep in mind, for most of the night you will not be visible to other guests. During the program, you will not be on camera but can interact through the chat box.

What is this year’s raffle prize?

Turgeon Jewelers Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Stay dazzling and don't miss out on the Turgeon Jewelers Raffle for a chance to win a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet in 14K White Gold valued at $6,000. Tickets are $25 each or $100 for 5 tickets, and there are 500 up for grabs! The grand prize winner will be announced LIVE at the conclusion of our program. Will you be the lucky person to win this stunning diamond bracelet?

*Prize will be shipped to the winner immediately following the event.

How do I bid on auction items?

Our auction opens on March 2! We are using mobile bidding powered by GiveSmart. Browse and bid on items using a computer, mobile device or tablet. To register, text ‘lemonball’ to 76278 or visit https://lemonball.givesmart.com. The auction will remain open until 10:00pm ET on Friday, March 4. When the auction closes, winners will be notified by text message in which they will receive a link to complete payment. ALSF will reach out to winners to organize redemption immediately following the event. If you have auction-related inquiries, please contact Mikey Tauber at [email protected].

How do I donate during Fund A Cure?

Guests can donate during Fund A Cure by clicking the ‘Make a Donation’ button located under the chat box. Guests can also donate through our mobile bidding software. Those who have registered with GiveSmart will receive a text message with a hyperlink that prompts them to donate in any amount. Guests also can open GiveSmart by either clicking on the lemon icon situated in the lower right corner of their Vimeo screen, or by visiting https://lemonball.givesmart.com. on their computer, mobile device or tablet. You can donate during the Fund A Cure segment or at any time throughout the program. 

Are there other ways to donate?

Beyond the live Fund A Cure segment of our program, guests can donate on GiveSmart by clicking here, on ALSF’s website by clicking here or Premium Guests can mail back their donation card that was provided in their Gift Box. If you have any questions pertaining to donations, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]

I have a question pertaining to my gift box, GrubHub e-gift card or gift box.

Any Premium Guests who have questions pertaining to their gift box or GrubHub e-gift card can contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].