Tickets are now available for the 2020 ANZ Community Ball to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 14 March, raising money for 12 South Australian charities.
In 2019 the event was attended by more than 850 people and raised nearly $250,000 for South Australian charities.
This year the major beneficiary and host of the fundraiser is the Jodi Lee Foundation which was founded 10 years ago when Nick Lee lost his wife Jodi to bowel cancer. Jodi was diagnosed at age 39 and lost her battle a short two years later.
The Jodi Lee Foundation now reaches millions of Australians through its national initiatives to empower people to take active steps to prevent bowel cancer – acting quickly on symptoms, screening for bowel cancer every two years from age 50 and leading healthy lives.
Jodi Lee Foundation Chair Nick Lee, said all their partnerships are important but the partnership with ANZ is saving lives.
“Hosting the 2020 ANZ Community Ball is not only an extension of the valuable partnership with ANZ but it also allows us the opportunity to educate more South Australians and raise much needed funds to continue our quest to eliminate Australia’s second biggest cancer killer,” Lee said.
ANZ Business Banking General Manager for SA/NT Brendan Rinaldi said the event is a chance for the local business community to come together to support several organisations that all make an important contribution to communities across the state.
“ANZ is proud to partner with the Jodi Lee Foundation to bring our local community together for a fun night showcasing outstanding local entertainment, premium South Australian produce and, importantly, providing support for local charities,” Rinaldi said.
Proceeds from the ball will support a total of 12 local charities and feature six local charities including:
- Jodi Lee Foundation
- Backpacks 4 SA Kids
- Hutt Street Centre
- LifeChanger Foundation
- Royal Flying Doctor Service – Central operations
- United Way South Australia
The event is also supported by key sponsors KordaMentha, InDaily, Peter Kittle Toyota, Kaesler Wines, Saint & Scholar and OTR.
Entertainment will be provided by international music sensation James Morrison and his amazing Motown Band, and will also feature the 2019 Generations in Jazz Big Band Winner, Prince Alfred College.
The black tie event will include a major raffle and charity auction, with prizes including a brand new Toyota Corolla Hybrid, donated by Peter Kittle Toyota. ANZ will again rally its network of community and business leaders to donate items including travel, entertainment, media packages, food and leisure packages and sporting goods.
Tickets are $187 per person. Tickets for tables of 10 can also be purchased via Trybooking: http://www.trybooking.com/BGXIR.
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