Saturday, March 4 @ 7 p.m.

Saratoga Springs, NY (Feb. 21, 2017) - Saratoga Performing Arts Center's Junior Committee is pleased to present its popular Winter Ball on Saturday, March 4 at
7 p.m. at the Hall of Springs. The theme for this year's fundraiser, "Passport to Morocco," is inspired by the rich culture and mystique of Morocco, sometimes referred to as "the land of the setting sun." Tickets to the event are available online at Proceeds raised at the event support classical and educational programming at SPAC.

Upholding its reputation as one of the Capital Region's premier winter social events, the Ball will feature live music by Funk Evolution, a paparazzi photo booth by Heather Bohm-Tallman, craft cocktails and delectable fare by Mazzone Hospitality including several Moroccan specialties. Guests will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win several prizes including certificates for fine dining, spa services, hotel stays and more.

"SPAC's commitment to creative, exciting experiences extends to every program and event we present," said Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO. "I am grateful to our dynamic Junior Committee for helping us reach that bar once again with a Winter Ball that will be their best yet.  I encourage everyone to join us for this spectacular event to not only have a great time, but to help support SPAC's extraordinary programming and impact on the community."  

"This is always a sold-out event, so we encourage everyone to get their tickets soon," Ms. Sobol added.

"The Junior Committee is excited to host Passport to Morocco. Guests will have a wonderful time while enjoying an atmosphere that will transport them to the rich, beautiful culture of Morocco. In the midst of winter, this evening will be a fun, festive escape," said Samantha Kercull, president of the Junior Committee. "We are grateful to our wonderful sponsors and dedicated team of volunteers for helping to plan this annual event. We look forward to bringing together supporters from around the Capital Region and beyond to celebrate SPAC while raising funds for its spectacular programming. Hop on the Moroccan Express and join us March 4th for an adventure!"

SPAC and the Gideon Putnam Resort have once again partnered to offer a special rate for Winter Ball attendees. Rooms are offered at $114 including breakfast to guests who mention the code "SPACGALA17" when booking their stay for the night of March 4. The Hilton Garden Inn has also graciously offered to accommodate guests in their travels. Interested individuals can book online using this link or call in to (518) 587-1500 and use code WBALL. 

SPAC's Junior Committee, formed in 2010, consists of rising young professionals from in and around the Capital Region. The goal of the Committee is to assist SPAC in fundraising, donor cultivation and outreach among their peers. Proceeds raised at the Committee's Winter Ball help underwrite the classical programming and educational activities of SPAC's summer season.

For more information about The Winter Ball, visit or contact Christy Pronto, or 584-9330, Ext. 136.



Lisa Hill - 518-584-9330 ext. 125

518-496-2882 (m.)