Philanthropic Fun: Glitzy Golfing

A sweet Southern party supporting Children’s Hospital welcomed 800 partygoers.
Co-Chairs Karey Haslauer and Lisa Ballay

The Sugar Mill set the stage for an elegant evening of Southern charm for this year’s “Sugarplum Ball” for Children’s Hospital. Playfully themed “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” the spectacular golf oasis setting invited guests to participate in games of miniature golf, delectable foods, fine beverages and a silent auction.

A “19th Hole” VIP Party preceded the ball with catering by Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group and music by the Harry Hardin Jazz Trio.

More than 40 restaurants provided menu selections for guests, as well as beverages and desserts. Participating local favorites included Acme Oyster House, Clancy’s, Creole Creamery, Deanie’s, Drago’s, Galatoire’s, Haydel’s Bakery, Langenstein’s, Parkway Tavern, Pascal’s Manale, Superior Restaurant Group, Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, Zea’s Rotisserie and Bar and more.

Karma provided entertainment in addition to a sensational silent auction filled with one-of-a-kind artwork, fine jewelry, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and more.

Lisa Ballay and Karey Haslauer served as Co-Chairs.

Community support from the Sugarplum Ball is essential to Children’s Hospital’s expansion and advancement of programs and services, purchasing new technology and equipment and assisting in funding life-saving projects.


Event at a Glance

What: “Sugarplum Ball,” benefiting Children’s Hospital

When: Saturday, March 23

Where: Sugar Mill


 Anthony Recasner with Cathy and Dana DeGeorge

 Lou and Jill Fragoso with Kristin and Matt Schaefer

Ben Whitworth, Jamie Wiggins and Jonathan Brouk

Greg and Sarah Feirn with Marye and John Nickens

Tim Burdette, Wills Hover and Will Lemoine