The Play Ball

Friday, October 21, 2016
6 to 10:30 p.m.
The Strong, One Manhattan Square

Join The Strong and honorary co-chairs Dave & Margaret Burns and Family at the sixth annual Play Ball—Rochester’s most playful gala!

Play Ball attendees will enjoy an evening of larger-than-life fun and festivities featuring creative cocktails, fantastic food, eclectic entertainment, amazing auctions, and a surprise around every corner—all to benefit The Strong. Last year nearly 700 guests helped raise more than $220,000 to support The Strong’s educational mission and outreach programs.

Play Ball tickets are $175 each. To purchase tickets, contact Kylee Fassler at 585-410-6346 or

Click here to see a video from Play Ball 2015.

Be a Play Ball Sponsor

As Play Ball sponsors, local businesses and organizations support The Strong’s play-based educational programs that encourage learning, creativity, and discovery. Sponsorship opportunities start at $1,500 and include tickets to the event, recognition in event promotions, and more. To learn how you or your company can become a sponsor, contact Michelle Parnett-Dwyer at 585-410-6353 or

 View sponsorship benefits.

Thank you to this year’s Play Ball sponsors:

All Star Sponsors


Game Changer Sponsors


Power Player Sponsors

Play Maker Sponsors

Game Player Sponsors

Constellation Brands

Team Player Sponsors

Applied Audio
Bill Gray's, Inc.
Bolton St. Johns
Chase Bank
CloudCheckr, Inc.
Costanza Enterprise
Cummings Creative, Inc.
EFPR Group
ER Select
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Harris Beach PLLC
Henderson Johnson
HR Benefits Advisors
Jay Birnbaum Company
Landsman Development Corporation
LeChase Construction
Mark IV
Nazareth College
Prime Buchholtz
The Resource Group of Rochester
Sage Rutty
Schultz Auctioneer
University of Rochester
Zimmet Group