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The Courage and Kindness Ball
February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm$150
The Courage and Kindness Ball is an elegant evening of enchanted escapism that will allow each of us to forget our worldly woes and experience the magic we’ve always dreamed of. Everything you’ve ever wanted from your favorite fairy tale brought directly to you in the heart of Philadelphia. Normally, events like this are aimed toward children, and while we do love the kids, this is a 21+ event so that the grownups can experience an evening of magic just for them.
The night will begin at 6PM with a cash bar cocktail hour in the atrium featuring eight butlered hors d’oeuvres, as well as sitting areas and grand photo opportunities. Items will also be on display for a silent auction throughout the evening.
The doors open to the ballroom at 7PM as a lavish dinner, drinks, and dessert are served. During dinner, there will be speakers and performers to set the tone for the remainder of the evening.
After dinner, the dance floor will open and the ballroom dance portion of the night will begin. (And if you don’t know how, fear not! There will be a free ballroom dance class the previous evening.) There will be themed or guided dances, as well as guest performers.
If dancing isn’t your thing, then feel free to explore the massive facilities of the Crystal Tea Room. There are other themed rooms to enjoy, including an old fashioned pub that could have come out of the 1800’s, or another room fit for a Princess on her way to a coronation. Go have fun photos taken in whichever room or backdrop that matches your attire, or just admire its beauty as you’re magically transported into another age.
For the remainder of the night, the dance floor will remain open with a DJ (and continued guests) so that we can all dance as we wish until that final echo of the final bell at the final stroke of midnight, and just like Cinderella, our time at the Ball will come to an end. Just don’t forget your shoes on the way out.
Tickets and Donations
The tickets are $150 each, and we’re dedicated to making it worth every penny. If you’re worried about cost, though, then we have an alternative fundraising program for you. Anyone who raises $500 with their personal fundraising link will receive two free tickets to the Ball, four drink tickets, and two etched champagne glasses, along with our deepest gratitude. If you buy your tickets, and then raise the $500, the cost of your tickets will be refunded to you. We recommend this option, especially, to prevent you from missing your chance at tickets due to the event selling out. And as a reminder– All donations are tax-deductible.
Looking for a place to stay?
Where to stay? We’ve reserved a block of rooms across the street at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown with a special discounted rate of $139, which is quite the steal for the location, quality, and convenience. There is a cutoff date, though, for this discounted rate. Be sure to book your room(s) by January 19, 2019.
To book your room online, click here, or if you’d rather book by phone, you can reach the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 215-625-2900. Just be sure to ask for the Dedicated Endeavors room rate so that you can get the best possible pricing.