JLB Hosts Premier Ice Ball Event at the Four Seasons (12/12/05)

Cherie Bosarge-Dutton (JLB)
12 December 2005




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Cherie Bosarge-Dutton
The Junior League of Boston
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JLB Hosts Premier Ice Ball Event at the Four Seasons

Don’t Get Frozen Out of the JLB’s Biggest Fundraising Gala of the Year

BOSTON (December 12, 2005) – The Junior League of Boston is hosting its annual JLBall black tie fundraiser – this year, the glamorous “Ice Ball” will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  The event, expected to be the highlight of the winter calendar, is being sponsored in part by Long’s Jewelers and will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Four Seasons Hotel from 7:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Tickets to this year’s event are already selling quickly and proceeds from the event will benefit the mission of the Junior League of Boston, including its 18 community projects and training for the JLB’s more than 1,200 volunteers.

“In the midst of the winter, the Junior League of Boston wanted to create an evening of cool sophistication and warm company for a great cause,” said Susan Ogrodnik-Smith, Ice Ball Co-Chair.  “This year’s event includes some wonderful sponsors and a fabulous new venue that should bring a sparkle to the night, while raising money for, and awareness of, the Junior League of Boston’s ongoing work to promote the health and education of women and children in the greater Boston area.”

The Ice Ball features two levels of tickets.  The $200 “Snowflake Dinner” tickets include a complimentary wine reception, followed by a three-course plated dinner with hand-selected wine pairings and topped off by dancing to the Sultans of Swing.  The $90 “Icicle Dessert” tickets include dessert and dancing.

As at previous JLBall events, the highlight of the evening will be the incredible silent auction, filled with one of a kind packages created solely for the Ice Ball.  This year’s auction items include a $5,000 necklace from Long’s Jewelers, a weekend stay from PGA National, including limo service to and from the airport, and $2,000 worth of spa treatments from Sona Med Spa.  For those purchasing tickets to the Ice Ball, Classic Tuxedo has offered a 50 percent discount on tuxedo rentals for the evening and the Four Seasons Hotel is offering a special rate for hotel rooms.

For further information on the 2006 Ice Ball, including future sponsorship opportunities, event information and donations, please contact the Junior League of Boston’s Ice Ball Committee Co-Chair Susan Ogrodnik-Smith at iceball@jlboston.org, or visit www.jlboston.org/iceball (Page Not Found).

About the Junior League of Boston
The Junior League of Boston (JLB) was established in 1907 by women interested in educating young women in the social and industrial problems of the city.  Among its achievements in the last 99 years, the JLB has produced a nationally recognized film for its contributions to public understanding of the mentally challenged; established the Good Grief program, which was turned over to the Boston University School of Medicine; and established WIRE, the Women’s Informational Referral and Educational Service.  Today, the Junior League of Boston has 18 community projects focused on the Health and Education of Women and Children. Through these projects, the JLB collaborates with agencies such as Bridge Over Troubled Waters, the Department of Social Services, and The Boys & Girls Clubs.  In 2005, JLB members gave in excess of 14,000 hours of volunteer service to the greater Boston community.

The JLB is an organization of over 1,200 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  The Junior League of Boston is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. which includes nearly 300 Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and England. For more information about the Junior League of Boston, call 617-536-9640 or visit www.jlboston.org.