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Energy Ball

OCTOBER 14, 2023

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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel Block

Dear Friends,

Please Save the Date - Saturday, October 14, 2023 for the FARA Energy Ball. We will return to the Tampa Marriott Waterside for a high-energy evening of camaraderie and fundraising in support of Friedreich's ataxia research. Hope to see you there!

With gratitude,
The Avery Family and The FARA Team

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

2022 Sponsors

Energy Ball Sponsors 1Energy Ball Sponsors 2

Study Sustainers

AdventHealth West Florida Division
Amalie Oil Company
Aviv Clinics / The Villages Health
Besnard Insurance LLC
Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
Brown & Brown Insurance
James Buell & Emily Tierney
Kier & Lauren Cooper
East Lake Pediatrics
Terry and Michelle Edmonson
Foglia and Friends
Freedman's Office Furniture
Gabos Family Charitable Fund
The Gehr Family
Steve and Janell Griggs
Jabil Inc.
Dan & Rani Jones and Gavin & Laura Southwell
Lawton Family Farms
The Magnuson Family
Eric & Caroline Maugee
Meridian Retail Group
Monin Gourmet Flavorings
Novello Family
Jim & Kaye Pollard
Dan Ricker IOA
Tampa General Hospital
Trinchero Family estates
Truist Bank
Vanguard Protex Global, Inc.
Louis & Kelly Varsames
W. Dan & Pat Wright
William & Heidi Wright
Paul & Avery Zaritsky

Honorary Chair Council

Suzanne & Paul Avery, Chairman, FARA Board of Directors
Ron Bartek, President, FARA
Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., M.H.C.M., Senior Vice President, USF Health

Honorary Chairs

Janell and Steve Griggs, CEO, Tampa Bay Lightning

Honorary Committee Members

Joann Abraham
Anna & Frank Alfano
Alison Avery
Laurel Avery
Michael Barbaro
Lorraine & Anthony Barkett
Steve Blair
James Buell
Sandy & Bob Callaghan
Janey DePew
Tanya & Herman Fernandez
Sarah Foglia
Judy Genshaft, PhD
Liz Guerra
Jannie Heuting
Amy & Kurt Hull
Mary & Paul Jacobs
Pamela & Chris Kelsch
Dawn & Kevin Lambert
Kim Linton
Melissa Menta
Susan McLaughlin
Kaye & Jim Pollard
Nancy & Brad Rex
Kathy & Doug Rothschild
Wendy Ryan
Laura Southwell
Sandi & Chris Sullivan
Heidi & Bill Wright
Avery Lowry Zaritsky
Theresa Zesiewicz, MD FAAN

The generosity of auction item donations from businesses is a critical part of the event’s success, with auction proceeds making up a significant portion of the $1.6 million raised during last year’s event. Please consider an in-kind contribution for this year’s FARA Energy Ball auction. Your support would highlight your business’ name and philanthropic interests within the community and help fuel continued research, clinical trials, and treatments.

Depending on the nature of your business, some of the suggested auction items we are seeking include gift certificates, merchandise, getaways, and memorabilia autographed by major league athletes and A-List celebrities. We appreciate anything you might be willing to give, but are hoping to focus on gift certificates or packages that allow for easy shipping if necessary.

Online Auction Commitment Form

Printable Auction Commitment Form

Please mail any donation materials and supporting documentation to:
Elevated Brands
Attn: FARA Energy Ball
12750 Citrus Park Lane, Suite 115
Tampa, FL 33625

Please direct questions to Auction Coordinators, Joann Abraham at; or Ann Musheno at or 484-879-6160.

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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.

Donate Online

You can donate by credit card online by clicking the button below.


By Phone

You can donate over the phone by calling the FARA office at (484) 879 6160, (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) 321-7783 (includes international donations). You can send a check or money order to FARA at:

533 W Uwchlan Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335 USA

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.

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