The Play Ball

Thanks for Making MAGIC!

More than 600 guests joined in the fun at the 2013 Play Ball on Friday, September 20, and helped raise more than $100,000 to benefit the education and outreach programs of The Strong.

Guests enjoyed a playful evening with delicious food and drink and fantastic entertainment by master magician Brian Geer, the AirPlay jugglers, and the University of Rochester’s Midnight Ramblers.  Mr. Potato Head greeted guests and even joined in the end-of-evening dance party.

Sincere thanks to honorary co-chairs Fred and Jo Anne Smith, our 58 sponsors (listed below), and all of our donors and guests for making the 2013 Play Ball a truly magical night!

Honorary Co-chairs Fred and Jo Anne Smith

Jo Anne and Fred Smith

     Posing with Mr. Potato Head Magic at the Play Ball  Midnight Ramblers

View The Play Ball 2013 photo album

Top Hat Sponsors

Presto Chango Sponsors




Abracadabra Sponsor



Lucky Rabbit Sponsors




Magic Wand Sponsors


Broadstone logo
Butler Till media
Frontier Communications
M&T Bank


Velvet Cape Sponsors
Bill Gray's Restaurants
The Bonadio Group
Brite Computers
Chaintreuil Jensen Stark  Architects, LLP
CloudCheckr Inc.
Consilium 1
Constellation Brands
Constellation Energy
Costanza Enterprises
Cottone Auctions
Cummings Creative
Dixon Schwabl
East Avenue Inn & Suites
Flaum Management
JPMorgan Chase
Manning & Napier Advisors
M/E Engineering
Monro Muffler Brake
North American Brewing
Prime Buchholz
Pullano & Company
Randy G. Raetz, DDS
Sage Rutty & Company
Schuler-Haas Electric Corp.
Schultz Auctioneers
Technical Systems Group, Inc.
The Pike Company
Toshiba Business Solutions
University of Rochester
Wildbyrd Entertainment
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP