CAPE MAY – Though the name may evoke thoughts of winter chill, this party is sure to be hot. Guests of the 4th Annual Ice Ball will enter Congress Hall’s Ballroom and tented Grand Lawn on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m., and find themselves surrounded by ice sculptures and twinkling branches that look just like icicles. The Ice Ball, which is a yearly benefit for The Fund for Cape May, raises private funds for public projects to support South Jersey’s Cape Island communities. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails specially catered for a night in the iced out Ballroom, fit for frosty royalty. Turn up the heat with a night of dinner, dancing and live music.
The Fund for Cape May was established in 2014 by Curtis Bashaw, co-Owner and co-Managing Partner of Cape Resorts. Profits from the ball are donated to The Fund to promote the preservation and revival of the Cape Island communities. For its second project, the Fund for Cape May will be partnering with the City of Cape May to expand the War Memorial at Columbia Avenue and Gurney Street into a public park. All funds raised at this year’s Ice Ball will be directed toward this project, which is currently in the planning stages. Previous donations from the event have gone toward the restoration of Rotary Park, which reopened two years ago and requires ongoing upkeep and maintenance. The Fund also encourages youth in the area to become active citizens.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Ice Ball at www.fundforcm.org. Sponsorship packages, which include ball tickets and special recognition in the event program and on The Fund’s website, are also available. Anyone interested in buying a table at the benefit or who has questions about corporate or individual sponsorships should contact Tracey Martin at (609) 884-6513.