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Holly Ball

An Evening to Benefit the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Fund.

Main Event Tickets Available Starting October 3rd.

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Holly Ball is a gala event that has raised more than $6 million for St. Cloud Hospital Hospice in the past 41 years.

Proceeds from Holly Ball benefit the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. These funds provide “extras” that are not covered by insurance but make life better for our patients and their families.

The Hospice Fund includes:

  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Educational resources on death and dying and grief and bereavement
  • No One Dies Alone volunteers
  • We Honor Veterans to improve the care provided to veterans

Coborn Cancer Center Fund includes:

  • “Caring Conversations” events for couples and families with young children
  • Survivorship programs such as art therapy and support groups
  • Enhancement program which provides women with wigs, head covers and bra prosthesis
  • Participating in research trials to make the fight against cancer stronger
  • Registered nurses who help coordinate the cancer experience including mind, body and spirit

Evening Schedule

Holly Ball Sponsor Dinner (for Gold Friends & Above)
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the 34th Infantry Military Division Band "North Star" Brass Quintet & Emcee Kylie Bearse, WCCO Television
*Sponsorships currently available

Main Event
6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Featuring Boogie Wonderland & New! Celebrity Video DJ "Rage" from Orlando, FL
Check out DJ Rage (Justin Harper) at dj-rage.com

Lounge Music
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Featuring Andrew Walesch

Sponsors

Become a 2016 Holly Ball Sponsor

2016 Holly Ball sponsorship information:

$40,000 Presenting Sponsor - Marco
Includes 40 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 4 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception & 2 Reserved Tables at Main Event; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, full-page ad in program; logo on website; logo on red carpet banner; listed on the big screens, televisions and menu cards; announcements made by bands and in lounge.

$20,000 Hospice Sponsor - SEI
Includes 30 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 3 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; full-page ad in program; logo on website; and listed on the big screens and televisions.

$20,000 Cancer Sponsor -
Includes 30 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 3 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; full-page ad in program; logo on website; and listed on the big screens and televisions.

$15,000 Entertainment Sponsor - Reserved by Wilkie Sanderson
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception & 2 Reserved Tables at the Main Event; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and announcements made by bands in the Main Event room.

$15,000 Food Sponsor - McGough
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens, televisions, and menu cards.

$15,000 Technology Sponsor - Boser Construction and Inventure Properties
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on all electronic touch pads and kiosks.

$15,000 Red Carpet Sponsor - El-Jay Plumbing & Heating
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on red carpet banner.

$15,000 Lounge Entertainment Sponsor - Granite Logistics
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and announcements in lounge.

$15,000 Electrical Sponsor - Design Electric, Inc.
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on posters at the event.

$15,000 Lighting Sponsor - Audio Video Extremes LLC
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on posters at the event.

$15,000 I-Pad Photo Booth Sponsor - Tenvororde Ford
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on posters at photo booth.

$15,000 Tree of Life Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on poster by Tree of Life.

$15,000 Fund A Need Match Sponsor
Includes 8 Total Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved Table at the Sponsor Reception; listed in program, radio advertising after Holly Ball; listed in newspaper ad after Holly Ball; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website after Holly Ball; and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$12,000 Co-Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/ Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; ½-page ad in program; listed in newspapers ads; listed in invitation; logo on website and listed on the big screens and televisions.

$10,000 Fund A Need Match Sponsor
Includes 6 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets and seated together at dinner; listed in program, radio advertising after Holly Ball; listed in newspaper ad after Holly Ball; ½-page ad in program; logo on website after Holly Ball; and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$5,000 Main Event VIP Table Sponsor
Includes 10 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved VIP Table at Main Event (includes private cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres on table, private food host, 2 bottles of wine, prime seating near stage), listed in program and on website.

$5,000 Fund A Need Match Sponsor
Includes 4 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets and seated together at dinner; listed in program and as Fund A Need Sponsor

$3,000 Gold Friend
Includes 10 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved Table at the Sponsor Reception and listed in program.

$1,750 Emerald Friend
Includes 6 Main Event Tickets; listed in program.

$1,000 Diamond Friend
Includes 4 Main Event Tickets; listed in program.

$400 Silver Friend
Includes 2 Main Event Tickets, listed in program.

$200 Single Ticket
Includes 1 Main Event Tickets

Thank You to our Holly Ball 2016 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Hospice Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Food Sponsor

McGough

Electrical Sponsor

Design Electric

Red Carpet Sponsor

Lounge Sponsor

Granite Logistics

Technology Sponsors

Boser Construction, Inc.

Inventure Properties

Lighting Sponsor

AVX

I-Pad Photo Booth Sponsor
Tenvoorde Ford
Co-Sponsors
Leighton Interactive Crafts Direct
Regional Diagnostic Radiology Barb Anderson & Dave Chandler
Preferred Credit Lamar
Leighton Mahowald MIIAB 2016 Agency of the Year
Bremer Compass One Healthcare
Townsquare Media USBank
Wells Fargo ATS

2016 Holly Ball Committee

Chair
Lily Gould

Vice Chairs
Kelly Wahlin & Melissa Rothstein

Creative Team
Jessica Soldner, Creative Lead
Jean Dotzler
Abby Hall
Britt Linn
Mary Regan
Patty Tholen
Joel Torborg
Dena Walz
Dave Walz

Creative - Water Features
Randy Schmitz

Creative - Lighting
Rich & Jodi Erkens
Duane Koepp

Creative - Construction
Steve Noble
Bill Becker

Creative – Centerpieces
Lily Gould
Chanda Gebhardt

Silent Auction
Sonja Babich
Tammy Buttweiler
Leslie LaBine
Dawn Mathiasen Lynn
Wieczorek

Technology Team
Dan Barth
Curtis Brown
Jay Burnham
Josh Kirt
Jesse Lenarz
Patty Tholen

Production Team
Dennis Whipple
Melinda Tamm
Melissa Torborg
Meghan Dingman

Menu
Chanda Gebhardt
Sarah Liveringhouse
Nina Steil
Melissa Weber
Dena Walz

Hospice Representatives
Jackie Cvancara
Melissa Ryan-Wocken
Nola Varilek

Cancer Representatives
Deborah Perkins
Amy Stolt

Foundation Representatives
Melissa Torborg
Sandy Spoden
Taylor Burchell

Silent Auction

Donate to the Silent Auction

Holly Ball Silent Auction Policy and Guidelines

  1. You are responsible for purchasing, making, and decorating the item(s) you have selected to sponsor.
  2. If you’re item is larger than 3' x 3' we ask that you make arrangements to deliver the item to the Civic Center the Friday before the event and also make arrangements for the delivery to the winning bidder’s home at your expense. The Holly Ball committee does not have any access to transport items.
  3. If your item is a fire arm, jewelry, vintage or anything of that nature we ask that a display case be accompanied with the item with locking potential to help prevent damage and theft.
  4. If you are donating a tree/wreath/etc., lights must be U.L. approved. All decorations must be securely wired in.
  5. For any other donated item, please provide a box/container or appropriate covering for the safe delivery of your item.
  6. Set-up: Please bring your item(s) to the St. Cloud Civic Center Terry Haws Room the Friday before the ball between 8 a.m. and noon.
  7. Value: Please provide the approximate value of your decorated item(s) on the enclosed silent auction form. We need this information for the purchasers to comply with IRS regulations.
  8. Your donation may be considered tax-deductible as permitted by law. An acknowledgement from Holly Ball/CentraCare Health Foundation will be sent to you soon after the event.
  9. All items become the property of the Holly Ball or eventual buyer.
  10. If, by chance, your item doesn’t sell on the auction the item will be returned to you. Unfortunately, because of accounting purposes, we are unable to keep or use the item if it does not sell.
  11. We ask that the value of the donated item be greater than $25 if possible.
  12. CentraCare Health Foundation will not be able to pay in part or full for any silent auction items or offer any type of trade/negotiation of event tickets for items.

Thank you again for your participation and support.

Please contact Sandy Spoden in the Foundation at 320-240-2810 or spodens@centracare.com.

Volunteer

Holly Ball happens each year because of the hard work of many talented individuals. We would love to have you join one of the many Holly Ball event committees!

For more information about volunteering, please call Melissa Torborg at 320-240-2810 or e-mail torborgm@centracare.com.

Event Committees

Creative Team
The Creative Team makes Holly Ball absolutely amazing. The committee members start planning for the event in February and work hard all year. The committee usually meets monthly and is responsible for the event’s concept development and construction execution. The Creative Team also leads the event setup and take down.

Silent Auction Committee
The Silent Auction Committee is responsible for developing a plan to achieve silent auction goals through in-kind donations from businesses. This committee is responsible for soliciting the businesses for donations, picking up donated items, and setting up, taking down, and cashing out the silent auction.

Warehouse Committee
The Warehouse Committee is the team responsible for constructing, sewing and crafting all décor items needed for the ball. Generally, warehouse nights are held on Wednesday nights starting in October until all projects are complete. The warehouse nights start at 5 p.m. with a light dinner and then members work from 5:30-8 p.m. on projects. All crafty people are welcome. Sewers, crafters and builders — we need you!

Food Committee
The Food Committee designs the ball’s savory menu and is responsible for obtaining bids for both the sit-down dinner and hors d’ouevres pieces of the event. Once the menu is finalized, members are responsible for the menu budget, tastings and helping with any setup needs.

Set-Up Committee
Many, many volunteers are needed for setup. Generally, we setup the entire day before the ball from about 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Setup may include: putting on chair covers, hanging fabric, adding linens and centerpieces to tables, maneuvering lifts and helping with ceiling drape or lighting. We always need lots of volunteers, so please join us if you can. Food is always provided for our volunteers.

Take-Down Committee
Many, many more volunteers are needed for take down as well. We start the Sunday after the ball at 10 a.m. with brunch. By 11 a.m. we are in full gear — stripping down fabric, taking down centerpieces and tables and other general cleanup. The process usually takes from four to six hours.

Remembrance Tree

The holidays are traditionally a time of joy and celebration with family and friends. They also can be a time to remember and honor those we've loved and lost.

The Remembrance Tree and Book of Life continue to provide this opportunity. These symbols have been a part of Holly Ball and St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for nearly two decades. This year's Holly Ball celebration will continue this cherished tradition.

The lights on the tree represent the spirit of those who have gone before us and the Book of Life contains the names of those we remember.

In addition to being present at Holly Ball, the Remembrance Tree and Book of Life will be displayed in Lobby E of the St. Cloud Hospital from mid-December to mid-January. We invite you to come and view them both during the holiday season.

2015 Results

Thank you!

CentraCare Health Foundation would like to give an enormous thank you to all the volunteers, benefactors, sponsors and 2,000 attendees for a very successful Holly Ball. Because of your generosity, more than $700,000 was raised for the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice Fund and the Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Fund through CentraCare Health Foundation.

A special thank you to our Chair Chanda Gebhardt and Vice-Chair Lily Gould, the committee members and warehouse crew for sharing their time and talent to make Holly Ball 2015 sparkle!

An enormous thank you also to all of our fund a need sponsors for helping us raise over $107,000 on-site for Cancer & Hospice. A special thank you to our $10,000+ match sponsor Perry Evans and an anonymous donor; $5,000+ match sponsors Marco, SEI, GNP Company - Gold’n Plump; and $2,500+ match sponsor Prestige Valet.

A very special thank you also goes out to all the “special performances” throughout the evening.

Thank you to our Holly Ball 2015 Presenting Sponsor

2015 Photos

Holly Ball 2015
Sponsored dining room view
Holly Ball 2015
Holly Ball 2015
Holly Ball 2015

Holly Ball 2015

Directions

Holly Ball site:
River's Edge Convention Center
10 South Fourth Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(800) 450-7272
(320) 255-7272

Hotels
Ask for the “Holly Ball Room Block” to receive a discount.
Best Western Kelly Inn

GrandStay Residential Suites

Le St.-Germain

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date for the upcoming Holly Ball benefit?
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the CentraCare Health Foundation at 320-240-2810.

What does the ball benefit?
Holly Ball proceeds benefit the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. Proceeds go towards items that are not covered by insurance.

Where will the Holly Ball be held?
Holly Ball will be held at the River's Edge Convention Center.

What is the Sponsor Reception?
The Sponsor Reception is for anyone who donates $3,000 or more and includes a gourmet wine sit-down dinner, special entertainment and a short program.

What is a main event ticket?
A main event ticket includes the silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and the bands. The main event starts is from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

What kind of music is played in the Main Event?

This year will be Boogie Wonderland featuring 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and new age music, and Celebrity Video DJ Rage from Orlando Florida.

Where should I park?
Valet parking will be available and is strongly encouraged. The River's Edge Convention Center Ramp also is open.

Where can I stay overnight?
A few hotels near the Civic Center offer a discount to Holly Ball guests. Call any one of these hotels and ask for the Holly Ball block of rooms.

Grandstay Residential Suites

Courtyard St. Cloud

Best Western Kelly Inn

What should I wear?
This is a formal, black-tie affair.

I cannot attend, but can I send a donation?
Absolutely; each and every donation makes a difference for hospice and cancer patients. You can give online or call CentraCare Health Foundation at 320-240-2810.

I have items to donate for the auction, who do I contact?
Contact Sandy Spoden at 320-240-2810 or spodens@centracare.com.

I would like to become a sponsor, who do I contact?
Contact Melissa Torborg at 320-240-2810 or torborgm@centracare.com.

I would like to volunteer by joining a committee and/or helping with set up and take down, who do I contact?
Contact Melissa Torborg at 320-240-2810 or torborgm@centracare.com.