2011 Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala

Rotaract Club of Florida’s First Coast will host its 10th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 at the Modis Building (1 Independent Drive). Each year Rotaract members plan and host this fundraising cocktail event that features food from local restaurants and musical entertainment. Members select a different local organization each year to receive all funds raised at this annual event.

This year the beneficiary will be The Big Fun Box. Our 2010 Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala raised $23,000 for the Morning Star School in Jacksonville. To date, this event has raised more than $140,000 for various organizations over the past 10 years.

2011 Gala Beneficiary:

The Big Fun Foundation is a Jacksonville-based 501(c)(3) organization with a national reach. The Foundation raises funding to create Big Fun Boxes; activity boxes that are donated to hospitalized children, around the country, to give them ways to distract themselves. The Foundation’s president and her late son established The Big Fun Foundation to help families who found themselves in similar situations to theirs—frequent and extended hospital stays for his cystic fibrosis, bilateral lung transplant and colon cancer. Their strength for maintaining their sense of humor and perspective was found through making up games to help distract them. The Big Fun Box is donated to children with any illness or injury so they and their families can learn some on the coping skills the founders used to see them through tough, boring, scary situations, and find comfort and fun during these times.

For additional information on the Big Fun Foundation visit their website at http://www.thebigfunbox.org/

Purchase Gala Tickets and Sponsorships

Ticket Level
Standard Ticket $52.00 Bowtie and Overalls Sponsor $206.10 Cummberbund and Jean Jacket Sponsor $514.80 Cufflinks and Capris Sponsor $1,029.30 Long Coat & Levi’s Sponsor $2,572.80
Referred by Rotaractor

View additional sponsorship information here: Gala 2011 Sponsor_Packet

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