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Energy Ball

Join us for this year's Energy Experience September 15-17, 2016!

Sponsorship & Tickets

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2016 FARA Energy Ball are outlined in the below sponsorship packet.

Sponsorship & Tickets can be purchased online by Clicking Here, or via credit card by phone (813) 600-8179, or by check made payable to FARA and sent to:
PO Box 26454
Tampa, FL 33623-6454
If you have questions regarding sponsorship or tickets, please contact:
Event Coordinator - Ava Forney at:  (813) 600-8179

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Thank you considering a donation to support FARA. Personal and corporate donations can be designated in honor of a particular person or in support of the FARA Energy Ball.


You can donate by credit card online by clicking the button below. Your transaction is safe, secure, and private. The online credit card processor charges 3.3% of your donation for their processing fee.



By Phone

You can donate over the phone by calling Ava Forney at the FARA Energy Ball, (813) 600-8179, (includes international donations). We will need your name, address and credit card information. The credit card user fee charged to FARA is 2.6% of your donation.

By Mail or Fax

You can download the Credit Card Authorization form and mail it in or fax it to (813) 387-8102 (includes international donations). You can send a check or money order to FARA at:

PO Box 26454
Tampa, FL 33623-6454

The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
Donations to FARA are tax deductible. FARA's tax ID number is 52-2122720.


Energy Ball Presenting Sponsors

Energy Ball Platinum Sponsors

Energy Ball Diamond Sponsors

Energy Ball Gold Sponsors

Energy Ball Media Sponsors

Amalie Oil Company
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Rick & Dixie Berman
Kier & Lauren Cooper
Cushman & Wakefield
I Plan It, Inc.

Bob & Katina Johnston
Joe & Teresa Kadow
Vic & Lisa Lafita
Raymond James Financial
SunTrust Banks
Thomas Financial
Tom & Kathy Shannon Family Foundation

Tower Radiology Centers
Trinchero Family Estates
USF Foundation
Lou & Kelly Varsames
Mr. W. Dan Wright

Steve & Lisa Zaritsky/ Mr. & Dr. Mark & Michele Fleeter Miller
Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz & Dr. Joseph Staffetti
Zmithrovitch- Rattner Family


Academic Alliance in Dermatology
Tom & Dede Bradley
Berkeley Preparatory School

Brown & Brown Insurance
Dr. Robert Dean
East Lake Pediatrics
Fidelity Investments

Jason & Sara Foglia
Health Insurance Innovations

Kevin & Dawn Lambert Family
Michael & Nicole Mezrah
The Patron Spirits Company
Premier Beverage Company
Jim & Kaye Pollard
Quarles & Brady, LLP
Rick & Lisa Silva
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals
Trenam Law

Paul & Avery Zaristsky
Nick & Justine Zembillas


Award winning Auctioneer Scott Robertson will be our auctioneer for this event.
For more information on Scott go to

For a summary of research progress made possible by proceeds from the Energy Ball, click here.

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Honorary Chair Council

Suzanne and Paul Avery
Ron Bartek
, President, FARA
Judy Genshaft, PhD, President, USF
Tara and Tod Leiweke, National Football League COO
Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., M.H.C.M.  Senior Vice President, USF Health
Sandi and Chris Sullivan

Honorary Chairs

Janell and Steve Griggs, Tampa Bay Lightning CEO

Honorary Committee Members

Anna Alfano
Seth Appelbaum
Michael Barbaro
Lori & Anthony Barkett
Debbie & Bob Basham
Joanna Bernaldo
Steve Blair
Cindy Boss
Denise & Tom Bradley
Beth Brown
Sandy Callaghan
Laurie & Bruce Champion
Maureen Chase
Lauren Cooper
Trudy & John Cooper
Lynn Cristina
Laurie Cruley
Janey DePew
Anthony Everett
Tanya & Herman Fernandez
Sarah & Jason Foglia
Suzanne & Paul Gabos
Gloria Giunta
Terry Haley
Charlotte & Bill Horne
Amy & Kurt Hull
Mary & Paul Jacobs
Deborah Karam
Pamela & Chris Kelsch
Lisa & Vic Lafita
Dawn & Kevin Lambert
Amy & Tom Leobold
Susan McLaughlin
Pastor Jane McDonough
Lucille O’Neal
Beth Piekarczyk
Kaye & Jim Pollard
Susie & Mitchell Rice
Mary Ridgeway
Julie Robertson
Kathy & Doug Rothschild
Wendy Ryan
Liz Smith & Chip Newton
Sheree' & Jeff Smith
Susie Snowdon
Marie Stone
Ashley Sullivan
Sandi & Chris Sullivan
Adam Sutton
Georgette & Chris Tsavoussis
Kelly & Lou Varsames
Richard Verrecchia
Jennifer Vickery
Gail Wilson
Heidi & Bill Wright
Avery Lowry Zaritsky
Theresa Zesiewicz, MD FAAN
Martha Korman Zumwalt
Carin Zwiebel



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