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