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2013 Red Ball In Philadelphia To Benefit The American Red Cross House

RedBall2012 Wendy & Ryan Yakabosky (Red Cross)

Wendy & Ryan Yakabosky (Red Cross) at the 2012 Red Ball. (Photo Credit: Al For)

Now more than ever, the services provided by The Red Cross House are utilized by thousands of people in our area.  Everyday this need continues to grow.  Come “party with a purpose” at The American Red Cross Red Ball at the Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall.  All funds raised from The Red Ball will help thousands of people who receive aid from The Red Cross House and Red Cross Disaster Relief.

This “red-tie” gala will host more than 1,300 of the Greater Philadelphia area’s business leaders and social community. Guests will sample cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from some of the region’s finest restaurants and caterers, including Devon Seafood Grill, Ristorante Panorama, Brulée Catering and last years winner of Best Restaurant of The Red Ball: Cakes and Candies by Maryellen.  Partygoers will also enjoy dancing the night away to live music by The CTO band and have the opportunity to participate in an electronic silent auction and raffle.  That’s right, an electronic silent auction, so be sure to bring your smartphone because you will be able to bid from anywhere in the Please Touch Museum throughout the evenings festivities.  This year’s silent auction is sponsored by Macy’s and will most certainly offer items that will entice all.

RedBall2012 Ray & Lauren Sheehan (Philly2Night

Ray & Lauren Sheehan (Philly2Night) at the 2012 Red Ball. (Photo Credit: Al For)

This year, the newly expanded and improved 2013 Red Ball VIP Lounge  will feature cuisine by R2L Chef Daniel Stern, and soulful sounds of Philadelphia’s own jazz artist Gerald Veasley.  There are a  limited amount of tickets available for the VIP lounge.  Act fast, these tickets won’t last long.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Ph. 215-581-3181

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

DRESS:  This is a black tie event.  Black Tie is offering a complete tuxedo rental with shoes for $79.99. Please mention the Red Ball at time of rental.

Want to turn The Red Ball into a fun weekend affair?  Both The Loews Philadelphia and Omni Hotels are offering discounted rooms for the night of March 9th. A Free Shuttle Service is also available to take you from both hotels to the Please Touch Museum and back again after the Red Ball.


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