Tickets now on sale for raffle and gala; proceeds will help those escaping abusive situations.
[Bel Air, MD] August 19, 2015—SARC has announced tickets are now on sale for its sixth annual Balloon Glow Gala on Friday, September 18 at the Maryland Golf and Country Club in Bel Air from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m. Against a stunning backdrop of lighted hot air balloons visible through the glass walls, guests will enjoy a full dinner and open bar, dancing to live music by “Don’t Stop,” the chance to participate in an exciting live auction and the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing for a $4,000 shopping spree courtesy of Saxon’s Diamond Centers.
The theme of this year’s gala is “There’s No Place Like Home,” and the dress code is smart casual. The auction includes a wide variety of high-end items such as “A Day in the Life with TV anchor Jamie Costello”; “Girl’s Night on the Town” featuring a “celebrity” chauffeur, cocktails, dinner and entertainment in Baltimore; a Cessna sunset flight over Maryland with the opportunity to control the plane; plus private, catered gourmet dinners, a Disney vacation, Ocean City getaway packages, Ravens games, spa days, golf outings and much more. Auction item winners will be announced that night as will the shopping spree raffle winner.
Balloon Glow Gala sponsors to date include: Brett Aviation; Cove Electric; CPWN; Elegant Restoration; Grandizio, Wilkins, Little & Matthews, LLP; Jen Snyder Photographer; JigSaw Marketing Solutions; Keller Stonebraker Insurance; Keller Williams American Premier Realty; L&L Company; Safe Harbors Travel Group; Saxon’s Diamond Centers; Tenax; Thomas Wagner & Associates; United Way of Central Maryland; Wegman’s; Alaina Pippett; Be More Inspired Wedding Studio; Bruce Grau Associates; Cohn Reznick; Express Employment; Gemcraft Homes; Kramon & Graham; L Property Management; Laurel Bush Family Dentistry; Maryland Golf & Country Club; REICO; Sharon Christie Law Firm; and The Aegis.
SARC’s Chief Executive Officer Luisa Caiazzo says, “Thanks to the support of sponsors and attendees the gala is one of SARC’s biggest fundraisers of the year and another chance to build awareness in our community about the issue of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. Without their generosity, the work of SARC would not be possible.”
All proceeds from the SARC Balloon Glow Gala, silent auction and shopping spree raffle will allow SARC to continue to provide services to clients at no cost. Those services include legal representation, counseling and crisis intervention, a 28-bed safe house, a 24-hour help line and a 24-hour hospital companion service as well as community outreach and education regarding healthy relationships and domestic and sexual violence prevention.
Tickets for the Balloon Glow Gala are $135 per person and available online at www.sarc-maryland.org. A limited number of shopping spree raffle tickets are available at the same website, and are $50.00 each or two for $75.00.
About SARC (https://www.sarc-maryland.org/)
Since 1978, SARC (Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center) has provided hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and stalking. Services include a 24-Hour-Helpline, counseling, legal representation, a confidential safe house and community outreach and education.