The Strong’s Second Annual Play Ball on Friday, September 21

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

August 24, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Trien, 585-410-6359, strien@thestrong.org
Rosi Statt, rosi_statt@dixonschwabl.com 585-899-3292

 

It’s Grown-ups’ Night at the Museum!
The Strong’s Second Annual Play Ball
on Friday, September 21

Play the night away!

Mark your calendar and line up the sitter for The Strong’s second annual fundraising gala—the Play Ball!at the National Museum of Play at The Strong on Friday, September 21 from 6 to
10 p.m. The entire museum will be transformed into an adult-friendly playground for grown-ups only!  (The museum will close to the public on Friday, September 21 in order to prepare for this event.)

The magical evening is certain to delight everyone’s “inner child.” Come decked out in creative cocktail attire—silly hats, magic wands, feather boas, and accessories—or crazy costumes. Savor kid-inspired cuisine; and sip on complimentary wine, beer, and signature cocktails. Marvel at amazing, one-of-a-kind live performances including the Pogo Dudes, an extreme pogo performance group who do flips and twists while jumping eight feet in the air! Meet Mr. Potato Head and other colorful, strolling costumed characters. Sing along with the all-male a capella troupe, The Midnight Ramblers. Take a turn on the dance floor. And participate in irresistible live and silent auctions led by local celebrities.

Jane and Zeke Duda (pictured left), longtime supporters of The Strong, serve as honorary co-chairs. Among the leading sponsors for the Play Ball are Excellus, Wegmans Food Markets, COMIDA, Monroe County, Harris Beach PLLC, HCR Home Care of Rochester, M&T Bank, and Rochester Business Journal.

Tickets are $150 per person, $1,500 per table of 10. All funds raised will support the many education and outreach programs provided by The Strong. To purchase tickets for The Play Ball, contact Rosi Statt at 585-899-3292 or rosi_statt@dixonschwabl.com. All funds raised will support the many education and outreach programs provided by The Strong. For more information about the Play Ball, visit ttp://www.theplayball.org.

 About The Strong

The Strong® is a highly interactive, collections-based educational institution devoted to the study and exploration of play. It carries out its mission thorough five programmatic arms called “Play Partners”: The National Museum of Play®, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games®, the National Toy Hall of Fame®, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library & Archives of Play®, and the American Journal of Play®.  Independent and not for profit, The Strong owns and cares for the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. These enable a multifaceted array of interpretive and educational activities that engage a diverse audience of families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.