The Play Ball

Friday, October 2, 2015
6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Join The Strong at the fifth annual Play Ball—Rochester’s most playful gala!

Each year during Play Ball, the museum transforms into an adult-friendly playground featuring an eclectic array of artists, performers, and costumed characters. Guests enjoy delicious food, creative cocktails, and hours of playtime in The Strong’s interactive exhibits. The evening also features irresistible silent and live auctions. Last year more than 500 guests helped raise $188,000 to support The Strong’s educational mission and outreach programs.

All new this year! For a small donation, guests can enjoy the exclusive Good Luck Cocktail Club House featuring three creative cocktails crafted and served by Good Luck’s talented mixologists. Ask for the secret password when you come in to to enjoy:

The New York Sour

Elijah Craig 12 yr. Bourbon, Fresh Lemon, Simple Syrup

The Fitzgerald

London Dry Gin, Lemon, Demerara Sugar, Angostura Bitters

La Escopeta

Reposado Tequila, Mango Juice, Agave, Serrano Chili, Lime

For a donation of $30, guests receive a commemorative etched rocks glass and their first cocktail. Additional cocktails are available for $20 each. All proceeds from the Good Luck Cocktail Club House benefit The Strong’s overall educational mission and community outreach program. The Strong is grateful for Good Luck’s generosity and partnership.

Play Ball tickets are $150 each. To purchase tickets, contact Audrey Blocchi at 585-410-6346 or

Click here to see pictures from Play Ball 2014.

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 Lisa Feinstein at 585-410-6370 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 & Theatre Supply
Bill Gray's, Inc.
Brite Computers
Buffalo Bills
Chase Bank
CloudCheckr, Inc.
Costanza Enterprises, Inc.
Cummings Construction, LLC
Cummings Creative, Inc.
Dixon Schwabl
Flower City Management
Jay Birnbaum Company
Kelly Schultz Antiques
Landsman Development Corp.
Mark IV Enterprises, Inc.
M/E Engineering
MVP Health Care
Rochester Business Alliance
Tompkins Financial Advisors
Technical Systems Group, Inc.
The Bonadio Group
University of Rochester
Zimmet Group