The Lemon Ball

The Lemon Ball

 

Saturday, January 27, 2024
6:30 PM – 12 AM
Springfield Country Club
400 W. Sproul Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064

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The Lemon Ball

Saturday, January 27, 2024
6:30 PM – 12 AM
Springfield Country Club
400 W. Sproul Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064

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Make a Donation

The 18th Annual Lemon Ball

Event Information

The Lemon Ball is returning to the Springfield Country Club in 2024! During the 18th Annual Lemon Ball, guests can expect the same elegance and charm as years past, all while making a huge impact for childhood cancer.

Adorned in yellow ties and gowns, guests kick off their evening with a special cocktail reception featuring auction items and experiences available for bid. Then, waiting for them in the Grand Ballroom, is a delicious meal, stories and interviews from childhood cancer heroes and families, and an exhilarating live auction. The evening will conclude with dancing accompanied by a live band (Strangers).

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 Terri Gamble at [email protected].


We would love for you to join us next year!

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2024 SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsors

Aldi
Applebee's
Northwestern Mutual
Volvo

Diamond Sponsors

Firebirds

Power Home Remodeling

Platinum Sponsors

Auntie Anne's

Gold Sponsors

  • Aramark
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • EY
  • Inspira Marketing
  • Lamb McErlane
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • Rita’s Francise Company, LLC
  • St. Francis Brand
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • The Malvern School

Silver Sponsors

  • AMPRO
  • Eisner Amper
  • Everest Customer Solutions
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Lennox Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Multi Flow Industries
  • Oasis Property Group
  • PCH Technologies
  • S&T Bank
  • Spire Builders
  • TD Bank
  • Tierney
  • Toll Brothers
  • XTIVIA

Bronze Sponsors

  • Comfort Kit Concierge
  • DEAN Adventure Camps
  • Lacher
  • Melissa Zimmerman – SERHANT
  • NJM Insurance Company
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Sun East Federal Credit Union

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Advanced Staging Productions
  • BVTLive!
  • CBS3/CW Philly
  • Philip Gabriel Photography

Become a Sponsor or Benefactor

Sponsorship & Benefactor Levels

Become a Sponsor

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

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

  • 28 tickets to the 2024 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 
  • Event recognition (included in remarks by Liz & Jay Scott)
  • 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 introduction segment

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

  • 20 tickets to the 2024 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)
  • 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 introduction segment

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

  • 10 tickets to the 2024 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 2024 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 2024 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 2024 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 invitation, commitment must be received by November 24, 2023.

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by December 1, 2023.

Become a Benefactor

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

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

  • 20 tickets to the 2024 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)
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org

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

  • 10 tickets to the 2024 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 2024 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 2024 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 2024 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 invitation, commitment must be received by November 24, 2023.

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by December 1, 2023.

2024 Benefactors

Platinum Benefactors

  • Jocelyn and John Hillman

Silver Benefactors

  • Cynthia Chuang and T. Shane Johnson
  • Dava and Patrick Murray
  • Toba and Mitchell Spector

Bronze Benefactors

  • Andrea and Ira Taubler
  • Brad Hayman Foundation and The Hayman Family
  • Craig and Fern Silverman
  • Erin Fynn-Blair and Kevin Blair
  • Ivy and Stephen Cohn
  • Lynne and Bill Garbose
  • The Kordsmeier Family
  • Tracy Smith and John D’Amelio

Tribute Book

You can purchase an individual full- and half-color page in the digital and printed tribute book. Tribute book pages must be submitted by Friday, December 15, 2023.

  • Full page: $500
  • Half page: $250

Please contact Terri Gamble at [email protected] to purchase.

Volunteers

If you have a volunteer inquiry for the event, please reach out to Mikey Tauber ([email protected]) with any questions.

Auction

Donate your tickets, tangibles, time or talent to bettering the lives of children with cancer. 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. The deadline to donate an item is Friday, January 12, 2024.

If you have questions about the auction, contact Gigi Umstead at [email protected].

FAQs

 

Where is the event located?

The 18th Annual Lemon Ball is held at the Springfield Country Club. For GPS, you can use the following address: 400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA 19064.

What is the timeline for the event?

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

Monday, January 22, 2024 

  • 12 noon - Silent Auction Opens

Saturday, January 27, 2024 

  • 6-6:30 pm – Sponsor and Benefactors Reception 
  • 6:30-7:30 pm - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction (auction will remain open until 10:15 pm) 
  • 8 pm - Welcome from Hosts and Dinner 
  • 9 pm - Awards Presentation and Live Auction 
  • 10 pm - Dessert and Dancing 
  • 10:15 pm – Silent Auction closes 
  • 12 am – Lemon Ball ends 

*Please note: Sponsor and Benefactor guests arrive at 6pm, and General Admission arrives at 6:30pm. If you are unsure of which ticket you have, please refer to your guest information email.

Where can guests park?

There is ample FREE parking on-site.

What should I wear?

Dress is “yellow tie optional,” which is our twist on “black-tie.” Men may wear tuxedos or dark suits. Women may dress in long gowns or cocktail attire.

How do I know my table number?

All guests will receive their table numbers at check-in. Additionally, there will be multiple ballroom ushers to help you find your table.

Are there rooms available at the Courtyard Marriott Springfield (connected to the venue)?

There are very few rooms available at the Courtyard Marriott. Alternatively, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Broomall / Newtown Square has rooms available (approximately 10 minutes from the venue).

What are this year’s raffle prizes?

Turgeon Jewelers Diamond Pendant Necklace

Stay dazzling and don't miss out on the Turgeon Jewelers Raffle for a chance to win a beautiful diamond pendant in  14K White Gold valued at $3,000. Tickets are $50 each or 5 tickets for $200, and there are 200 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 pendant? 

Liquor Raffle

Add to your bar collection with this one-of-a-kind lot of wine, beer, and liquor. Tickets are $50 each or 5 tickets for $200. There are 200 chances to win. The winner will be announced at the end of the program!

How do I bid on auction items?

Our auction opens on Monday, January 22, 2024! We are using mobile bidding powered by GiveSmart. Browse and bid on items using a computer, mobile device or tablet. To register, text ‘lemon’ to 76278 or visit https://lemon.givesmart.com. The auction will remain open until 10:15pm ET on Saturday, January 27th. When the auction closes, winners will be notified by text message in which they will receive a link to complete payment. Winners can pick up their items in the auction room, unless otherwise noted. Please note: ALL alcohol must be picked up that night or at the ALSF office. If you have auction-related inquiries, please contact Gigi Umstead at [email protected].

How do I donate during Fund A Cure?

There are three ways to donate during the Fund A Cure portion of the evening.

  1. Guests can donate by clicking the link sent directly from GiveSmart.
  2. Guests can fill out the donation cards at each seat.
  3. Guests can scan the QR code on the donation card to donate on ALSF’s Lemon Ball page.

You can donate at any time during the evening!

Are there other ways to donate?

You can donate at ANY point during the evening. Guests can visit this page to donate directly. If you have any questions pertaining to donations, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

Who is receiving the Alex Scott Crystal Cup Awards?

John Schlifske

When John Schlifske first met Liz and Jay Scott and learned more intimately the kind of support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation provided to kids with cancer, he was nothing short of inspired. Here was a chance to be a part of something that not only helped lessen the financial burdens many Americans faced, but also gave back to something greater. Everything aligned, and a life-changing 11-year partnership was born. “Childhood cancer places a heavy emotional, and often financial, burden on families. It’s something that no child or family should have to go through,” said John. “We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the work they are doing to fund life-saving research and help families experience better quality of life outcomes.”

Aldi

ALDI has always admired Alex’s enthusiasm and determination to find a cure for childhood cancer, and since 2019, ALDI has made this mission their own precedent for generosity by matching $100,000 in supporter donations. Their commitment to our mission has never faltered. ALDI finds ways to go farther and dream bigger when it comes to fundraising. “As one of the fastest-growing grocers in the U.S., ALDI has a responsibility to contribute to causes that support the health and well-being of our shoppers and their families,” says Dave Rinaldo, President of ALDI. “ALDI makes it easy, fun and affordable for customers to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation simply by hosting their own lemonade stands with ALDI Finds or purchasing lemons on their weekly grocery trip.” ALDI has raised $6 million to date, bringing them closer to their commitment of raising $10 million by 2027.