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Two local businesses commit to sponsorship of Autism Delaware’s Blue Jean Ball

Volunteer bartenders Colleen Brittingham and Gary Oldham work at the 2013 Blue Jean Ball. SOURCE SUBMITTED
July 21, 2014

Organizers of the 2014 Blue Jean Ball have announced that two local businesses have signed sponsorship agreements for the annual Autism Delaware fundraiser, the Blue Jean Ball.

Exclusive venue sponsor Hertrich Toyota of Milford makes it possible for the event to take place at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center this year. And exclusive band sponsor Peninsula Oil & Propane of Seaford supports the evening’s entertainment, a live performance by Love Seed Mama Jump and opening act Just Us.

“As sponsors of the Blue Jean Ball, both of these businesses are helping Autism Delaware to meet its mission: helping people and families affected by autism spectrum disorder,” notes Deanna Principe, Autism Delaware’s events manager. “And with one in 68 children being diagnosed with ASD, we at Autism Delaware greatly appreciate the support.”

Available sponsorships range from $250 to $3,500. For a company or organization interested only in ad space, inclusion in the event’s slide presentation costs $150.

More information is available at autismdelaware.org. For questions, contact Gail Hecky at 302-644-3410 or email gail.hecky@delautism.org.

A longtime southern Delaware favorite, the annual Blue Jean Ball takes place at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20. The dress code is blue jeans and bling.

Tickets cost $85 per person if purchased by Friday, Sept. 5, $100 if purchased from Sept. 6-20 or until the tickets are sold out. Each ticket includes entrance to live and silent auctions, dancing to live music, beer and wine, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts from prominent local restaurants. To date, participating restaurants include Big Fish Grill, Kick n’ Chicken, Moe’s Southwest Grill/Carvel Ice Cream, Nage, and Touch of Italy.

Open seating is guaranteed for all ticket holders with premium reserved seating for Blue Jean Ball sponsors.

Autism Delaware is a nonprofit organization made up of individuals with ASD, their family members, the professionals who serve them, and friends of people with ASD. The agency’s mission is to help people and families affected by ASD. With offices in Newark, Dover, and Lewes, Autism Delaware serves the entire state. For more information on how to help, visit autismdelaware.org.