Welcome to the 17th Annual Lemon Ball
Saturday, January 28, 2023
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
- 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
Please note all times are approximate and are listed in Eastern Time Zone.
Pre-Event Cocktail Reception
6 PM ET
Please explore all the Lemon Ball Cocktail Reception has to offer!
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Hear from Alex’s dad and Executive Director, Jay Scott, welcoming you to the 16th Annual Lemon Ball Cocktail Hour!
Experience the wishing garden, complete with wishes submitted by childhood cancer heroes and SuperSibs.
Say hi to your favorite hero friends in this ALSF hero hangout, monitored by an ALSF staff member. All are welcome to mingle here before the start of the program and share stories, memories, and chit chat!
Hear from hero families in this live-feed interview panel, from 6:30-6:45 PM ET via Zoom, facilitated by Liz Scott.
Bid on your chance to win this beautiful 14k White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet from Turgeon Jewelers. 500 chances available!
Capture your Lemon Ball memories through the virtual photo booth. Scan the QR code to snap a photo directly on your phone. decorated with an exclusive Lemon Ball frame. Your photos will be sent to you via email.
Learn the cocktail and mocktail craft from Jeff Benjamin and Diana Gertlitzki of Vetri with these how-to video tutorials!
Enjoy this sweet lemonade tutorial from hero, Izzy Rita!
Learn about three important childhood cancer projects and vote for the one you want to see funded the most. Volvo Cars will provide $10,000 of funding for the project that receives the most votes.
Learn all about ALSF in these exciting videos. Discover the story of Alex Scott’s first stand, find out how the Crazy 8 Initiative is curing the incurable, see how you can get involved in ALSF’s mission, and more!
Access supplemental documents to enhance your virtual cocktail experience here.
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?
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.
- Guests can donate by clicking the link sent directly from GiveSmart.
- Guests can fill out the donation cards at each seat.
- 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?
Who is receiving the Alex Scott Crystal Cup Awards?
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 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.
Auction, Raffle & Fund-A-Cure
Text ‘LemonBall’ to 76278
Bid on spectacular auction items, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an dazzling prize and make a donation, all to support children and families fighting cancer. The silent auction and raffle will open on Wednesday, March 2 at 12 pm ET. The raffle will close at approximately 8 pm ET on March 4 and the winner will be announced at the end of the program. The silent auction will close at 10 pm ET on March 4. All auction winners will be notified by text and contacted by a member of the ALSF Special Events Team.
Here are some of the items you can bid on:
Joel Embiid-Signed Basketball
Get your hands on this limited-edition basketball, signed by one of Philadelphia’s most well-known sport figures, Joel Embiid. An incredibly gifted athlete, Joel has shown his love for Philly since the beginning! If you’re a Sixers fan, you don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime item. It would surely be the center-piece of any 76ers fan’s collection!
1 Week in St. John
Pack your bags and prepare for pure luxury during a one (1)-week stay in St. John, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Enjoy your time at a stunning private five (5) bedroom, five-and-a-half (5.5) bath luxury home that sleeps up to twelve (12) guests comfortably and includes a private pool, plus access to the private Peter Bay Beach. Bid on this trip guaranteed to offer an unforgettable vacation of a lifetime!
COACH Tabby 26 Shoulder Bag
The COACH Tabby 26 Shoulder Bag is a leather handbag that will make any wardrobe pop. Its Chalk color is a chic look for anyone’s purse collection. The bag includes: a removable crossbody strap with a 21” drop, a removable top handle with a 7” drop, a snap flap closure, brass-tone hardware, and the COACH logo at the front flap.
Sponsors and Benefactors
Thank you to the incredible 2022 sponsors and benefactors that made this evening possible.
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Inspira Marketing
- Lamb McErlane
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
- Rita’s Francise Company, LLC
- St. Francis Brand
- Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- The Malvern School
- 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
- Toll Brothers
- Comfort Kit Concierge
- DEAN Adventure Camps
- Melissa Zimmerman – SERHANT
- NJM Insurance Company
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Sun East Federal Credit Union
- Advanced Staging Productions
- CBS3/CW Philly
- Philip Gabriel Photography
- Jocelyn and John Hillman
- Cynthia Chuang and T. Shane Johnson
- Dava and Patrick Murray
- Toba and Mitchell Spector
- 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