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Saturday, August 27

6:00 – 11:00 PM  JW Marriott Austin

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austin’s brightest gem, the 2022 Ice Ball gala. It’s a night of elegance, inspiration, and revelry that makes a lifetime of difference for children in our community.  

This special event takes place Saturday, August 27th, at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live music, dancing, and more, it’s an exciting evening that changes children’s lives for the better, forever. 

Ice Ball is all about bringing people together to make a difference for children in our community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our 2022 Gala Chairs: Sarah & Albert Swantner

We are excited to introduce our 2022 Ice Ball gala chairs, Sarah and Albert Swantner. Albert is the cofounder of Betterleave, a startup focused on Bereavement Care benefits, and Sarah is a former elementary school educator, so the mission of BBBS is near and dear to their hearts. Albert is a former Central Texas Big Brother of the Year. He is currently on the BBBS Executive Board and serves as Chair-Elect. Sarah and Albert are also involved in a number of other community organizations and initiatives, and have been supporters of the agency’s Ice Ball gala for a number of years.

Sarah and Albert live, work, and play in South Austin, along with their two sons, Everett and Elliott, and their miniature dachshund Molly. They enjoy spending time in the amazing outdoor spaces that Austin has to offer, and spending time with friends and family.

Ice VII Honorees: Laura & Kyndel Bennett

2022 ICE BALL HOST COMMITTEE

  • Sarah & Albert Swantner, Chairs
  • Sofia Aranha
  • Christa Berry
  • Lara Burns-Boyda & Matthew Boyda
  • Paula & Kevin Burns
  • David Cardona
  • Sara Champagne
  • Brandon Christensen
  • Laura & Ryan Coaxum
  • Denver Dunlap
  • Elizabeth & Nad Elias
  • Philisa Giannukos & Jason Vitanza
  • Wes Goetsch
  • Erin Gurak
  • Kelsey & Michael Haley
  • Pamela & Will Hurley, Chairs-Elect
  • Shellie Hayes-McMahon & Matt McMahon
  • Leslie & Troy Marcus
  • Cara McCarty-Abbott & Luke Abbott
  • Adriel & Marissa Meditz
  • Connie & Bill Nelson
  • Tiffanie & Justin Olson
  • Janice Omadeke
  • Sierra Pena
  • Lynette Perkins
  • Roberto Rondero De Mosier
  • Monica Saavedra
  • Nick Squier
  • Cheryl & William Swantner
  • Jeff Tamaru
  • Elizabeth & Garrett Vance

BECOME AN ICE BALL SPONSOR

DIAMOND

$50,000

  • Exclusive designation as Diamond Sponsor with logo recognition
  • Opportunity for company representative to participate in media interviews & community speaking engagements (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Inclusion in all Ice Ball event coverage (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Featured in one Austin Business Journal advertisement
  • Four preferred tables for forty guests at event
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Premium wine service
  • Company introduction during opening remarks of Ice Ball experience
  • Hotel accommodations for two (one room)
  • Opportunity to participate in Ice Ball program
  • Logo featured on Ice Ball “step & repeat” backdrop
  • Invitation to VIP experience
  • Prominent logo recognition on invitation, program, website, event emails, sponsor presentation and all marketing materials
  • Opportunity to include a message from company representative to guests in event program
  • Social media recognition
  • Logo on printed advertisements with local media (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Opportunity to provide thank you gift to Ice Ball guests

SAPPHIRE

$35,000

  • Opportunity to sponsor live auction, silent auction, or after party
  • Inclusion in all Ice Ball event coverage (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Three preferred tables for thirty guests at event
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Premium wine service
  • Hotel accommodations for two (one room)
  • Verbal recognition during Ice Ball program
  • Logo featured on Ice Ball “step & repeat” backdrop
  • Invitation to VIP experience
  • Prominent logo recognition on invitation, program, website, event emails, sponsor presentation and all marketing materials
  • Logo on printed advertisements with local media (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity to provide thank you gift to Ice Ball guests

PLATINUM

$25,000

  • Opportunity to sponsor photo booth, mission advocate, heads or tails, or signature cocktail
  • Inclusion in select Ice Ball event coverage (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Three preferred tables for thirty guests at event
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Premium wine service
  • Verbal recognition during Ice Ball program
  • Logo featured on Ice Ball “step & repeat” backdrop
  • Invitation to VIP experience
  • Logo recognition on invitation, program, website, event emails, sponsor presentation and all marketing materials
  • Logo on printed advertisements with local media (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Social media recognition

CRYSTAL

$15,000

  • Opportunity to sponsor centerpieces, sweet treat, dinner, or registration
  • Inclusion in select Ice Ball event coverage (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Two reserved tables for twenty guests at event
  • Invitation to VIP experience
  • Logo recognition on invitation, program, website, event emails, sponsor presentation and all marketing materials
  • Name on printed advertisements with local media (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Social media recognition

GOLD

$10,000

  • Two reserved tables for twenty guests at event
  • Invitation to VIP experience
  • Logo recognition on invitation, program, website, event emails, sponsor presentation and all marketing materials
  • Name on printed advertisements with local media (dependent on securing and execution)
  • Social media recognition

SILVER

$5,000

  • One reserved table for ten guests at event
  • Logo recognition on invitation, program, website, event emails, sponsor presentation and all marketing materials
  • Social media recognition

BRONZE

$3,500

  • One reserved table for ten guests at event
  • Name recognition on invitation, program, website, event emails, and sponsor presentation

TICKETS

$500 EACH

  • The hottest ticket to the coolest event in town! Includes dinner, drinks, live auction, silent auction, pre-event happy hour, fund-a-friendship, mission story, post-event party, dancing, and more.

2022 ICE BALL SPONSORS

PLATINUM

CRYSTAL

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Atchley & Associates

Austin Community College

Beatbox Beverages

Broadway Bank

Corridor Title

Jayna Duke

Evergen Equity

Independence Title

Tanya & Phil Joffrain

Amy & Ken Jones / O’Connell Robertson

McGovern Law

PNC Bank

RecruitAbility

River City Capital Partners

Karin Schneider

Sequel Data Systems

Shadow IT Services

IN-KIND

2022 ICE BALL TABLE SPONSORS

2022 FUND A FRIENDSHIP SPONSORS

FUND A FRIENDSHIP

ABOUT BBBS

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, we’ve been impacting the lives of children for more than 50 years by pairing children ages 6 and above with caring, adult mentors in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. By supporting positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people, we work to strengthen each child’s ability to succeed and thrive in life.

 

FUND A FRIENDSHIP

It costs $1,250 to fund a life-changing mentoring relationship for a child for a year. There are still hundreds of children on our waiting list who are looking for the opportunity to be matched with a mentor of their own. Your Fund A Friendship gift provides kids like these with the one-to-one support they need to succeed in life.

WHY? HERE’S WHAT THE KIDS SAY:

“I want a Big Sister to go places with and have fun. She would be my best friend and I wouldn’t be lonely.”

“I want someone to be my friend. Someone I can talk to and who can help me when I have problems.”

“I want to have a good life. I want a Big Sister to help me succeed.”

Your 100% tax-deductible Fund A Friendship gift can change a child’s life for the better, forever. Give now. 

CONTACT US

Please contact our Event Staff at
development@bigmentoring.org
512-807-3615