Thanks to all who made our benefit
a huge success!

Wow... what a party!

We must have had more than 1,500 people come through our door, and we didn't see anyone leave with a frown (many were seen leaving with gift baskets and smiles, in fact!)

The food was great (thanks to all our great sponsors)... The prizes were great (thanks to all the generous donations)... and the entertainment was great (thanks to Dr. Killdean & the Interns of Soul, Joanne LaVallee, our dance troupe and the Girleez princesses, among others)!

Dick Allen, you ran a great live auction. David Stern, you were a terrific emcee.

A special thanks to all our wonderful and giving volunteers, and to our committee members, we couldn't have done it without you. Terri Gilbert, who was in charge of the whole shebang, you are our hero!

The Benefit Committee:

 
Volunteer Committee:
  • Andrea Ciravolo, Chair
  • Gia Sadowski
  • Nancy Diefendorf
  • Pat Jindrak

 

Food/Drink Committee:
  • Sal & Krissy Crimi, Chairs
  • Debbie Ruffini
  • John Sindoni

 

Decoration/Entertainment:
  • Lisa Greenia, Chair
  • Lori McRobbie
  • Dawn Mcelwain

 

Donation Committee:
  • Danielle Meigel, Chair
  • Trina Dattler
  • Dawn McElwain
  • Chris Connor
  • Andrea Rudd
  • Jane Ruffini
  • Karen Bellotti

 

Publicity Committee:
  • Mark & Ellen Kotzin, Chairs
  • Cil Sindoni
  • Jeff Deinhart
  • Lou Ruffini

 

 

See our photos page for pictures from the benefit! See our updates page for a video from the benefit!
 

Our Sponsors

We had some very generous donations of services, time, talents, energy and items that were auctioned or raffled off at our benefit. We've tried to list everyone who donated services or items. If you made a donation and don't see your name listed, please let us know. Thanks to all who have made donations, including the following businesses, families and individuals:
 

Services:
 

 

  • Printing by Willoughby Printing, Willoughby Ohio
  • Printing by CSEA, New York's Leading Union
  • Face painting by Kelly Collins
  • Hot Dogs from Hofmann Sausage Company
  • Signs by Kinane Co. Printing
  • Hot Dogs from R. Jay Associates
  • Bread from Panera Bread
  • Billboards by Lamar Advertising
  • Water from Kinney Drugs, Inc.
  • Soda from Pepsi, Co., Cicero
  • Potato Salad from Sunshine Coffee Shop, E. Syracuse
  • Sausage from Gianelli Sausage
  • Pizza from Correnti's Pizza, Camillus
  • Pizza from Mark's Pizza, Camillus
  • Pizza from D'Agostino's Pizza
  • Rolls from NY Bakery
  • Peppers & onions from Buda's Produce, Syracuse
  • Tent from Morse Tents, Tables & Chairs
  • Witcheepoo the Clown - JoAnne LaVallee
  • Basket presentations by Flowers Down Under, Camillus
  • Chicken, Kielbasa & Sauerkraut from Oc's Tavern, Syracuse
  • Dessert items from UPS employees, East Syracuse
  • Sausage, drinks, chips, condiments from UPS management, East Syracuse
  • Emcee services by David Stern
  • Framing by  St. Laurent Framing at The Art Store, Syracuse
  • Plates, pasta and sauce from Sysco Foods
  • Food from Jamie Evans Benefit Committee
  • Guidance from Theresa Pratt and Lori Lake-Toms
  • Beer from Jeannette Rogers
  • Flavored water from CocaCola
  • Brownies from Lyncourt Bakery
  • Baked Ziti from Santangelo's Restaurant, Liverpool
  • Salad from Asils Pub
  • Desserts, fruit baskets, food by Dave DeVito & Dave Koman
  • Limousine courtesy of American Limousine
  • Beer from Ale 'N' Angus Pub, Syracuse
  • Printing from Kwik Kopy Printing, North Syracuse

 

Donors:
 

  • The Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • Snip Its, Cicero
  • Moe's Southwest Grill, Cicero
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, Cicero
  • Marcia Waligory - www.adirondackpackbaskets.com
  • William Wiatr - www.theadirondackartist.com
  • Big Dip Ice Cream, North Syracuse
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Sindoni
  • The Rudd Family
  • The Kotzin Family
  • Edible Arrangements, Cicero
  • Staples, East Syracuse
  • The Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation
  • Marshall's, Camillus
  • Citizen's Bank, Camillus Branch
  • Pizza Hut, Camillus
  • Fast Track Wireless/Cricket
  • Bodyworks Massage, North Syracuse
  • Planet Beach Contempo Spa
  • Inn Between Restaurant, Camillus
  • Curtis Tillmans Mixed Martial Arts
  • Rae's Institute of Dance, Cicero
  • Greens at Beaumont, Rte 11
  • Nichols Supermarket, Liverpool
  • Joanne and Jim Tschopp
  • Pep Boys, Cicero
  • Philip and Florence Ruffini
  • Daniella's Steakhouse
  • Syracuse Wire & Fence
  • Carol M. Baldwin
  • Paparazzi Salon & Day Spa
  • Gold's Gym, Liverpool
  • Rumetco Sales, Inc.
  • McDonald School of Irish Dance
  • Supercuts, Liverpool
  • Venesky Appliance
  • Avon
  • Lori Gacek
  • Hollywood Video, Cicero
  • Ryan Robb
  • Tina Hall
  • JoAnne LaVallee
  • Shopsat25west.com
  • OC Management
  • Madison Handbags, Cato
  • Robin Sherman & Ed Block
  • Ultimate Fitness, Liverpool
  • Hilton Garden Inn, East Syracuse
  • Embassy Suites, Boston/Logan Airport
  • The Lynch Family Benefit
  • Embassy Suites, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Flanangan Associates
  • Jane Ruffini & Sue Moore
  • North Syracuse Lawn & Snow, Cicero
  • NAPA Auto Parts, East Syracuse
  • Caramel Corn Shoppe
  • Homewood Suites, Liverpool
  • Riveredge Resort, Alexandria Bay
  • Champions Fitness Center, Cicero
  • Susan Modafferi
  • Baby Giggles, Syracuse
  • Julie Woodworth
  • Mary Savage
  • Charles Meigel
  • Mz. Boston's, Liverpool
  • Panera Bread, Inc.
  • Nestico's Restaurant, North Syracuse
  • The NFL Alumni Association
  • Panache Hair Salon
  • Carvel, North Syracuse
  • McShane's Restaurant, East Syracuse
  • Tully's Good Times, East Syracuse
  • Ramada Inn, North Syracuse
  • Empower Federal Credit Union, Syracuse
  • Lisa and Bill Leville
  • Ganz Corporation
  • Girleez Photos and Events
  • Wal-Mart, Cicero
  • Healing Hands Chiropractic Care PLLC, North Syracuse
  • Wendy Indick
  • Action Sports & Skate, Mattydale
  • One Stop Dry Cleaners & Tailors, Cicero
  • Delta Sonic Car Wash, Inc.
  • Spazman Spins DJ/MC/Karaoke Service
  • Janice Harvey
  • Pier 57, Liverpool
  • Something Different Gift Shoppe, Syracuse
  • Juli & Jim Boeheim
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  • Lacrosse Unlimited
  • Ed Panek
  • Brian Piraino
  • Pat Pary
  • Bill Cialo
  • Sanctuary Spa
  • Joe and Stephanie Sindoni
  • Adirondack Colonial Furniture
  • Whirlin' Disc
  • Coffee Pavilion, Syracuse
  • Raynor Overhead Door Sales, Inc., Syracuse
  • Cliff Hart
  • A Touch Above Massage Therapy Spa and Salon, Mattydale
  • Dance Centre North, Mattydale
  • AT&T Pioneers
  • Carrie Benson-Davis & Family
  • Terax America
  • Sheri Perrine
  • Antonio Iannitti
  • Melissa Dack
  • Dinosaur Barbeque Restaurant, Syracuse
  • Bounce N Around Inflatables, Oswego
  • Premier Martial Arts, Liverpool
  • BobbiJo Simons
  • Ledges Resort and Marina
  • Uncle Sam Boat Tours, Alexandria Bay
  • Aqua Zoo, Alexandria Bay
  • Bonnie Castle Greens, Alexandria Bay
  • Admiral's Inn
  • Encore Salon and Day Spa, North Syracuse
  • Trish Pigula
  • Mark Galloway
  • Sue Root
  • Employees of Limited Too
  • Lillian Buck
  • Micro-Bore
  • Nino's Sports Bar, Cicero
  • Dailey's Pour House
  • John Tilton

 

  • Last Stop Italian Bakery
  • Industrial Color Labs, Inc.
  • Starbucks, Cicero
  • Herrera Family
  • Plate Restaurant, Liverpool
  • Mike Rosen, The House of Nacre
  • Custom Inventories
  • Mancino's Garage
  • McKenzie Macko, Hairstylist
  • LeMoyne Manor
  • Brian Teal, Handyman
  • Plaza Liquors
  • Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf
  • Scotsman Press
  • The Syracuse Poster Project
  • Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Cicero
  • The Great Northern Pizza Kitchen, Fayetteville
  • Gary Decker's Vinomania
  • Cazenovia Jewelry, Fayetteville
  • Mr. & Mrs. Norman Barkley
  • CNY Gymnastics
  • Liverpool Golf & Public Country Club
  • Ichiban Restaurant, Liverpool
  • NAPA Auto Parts, Syracuse
  • The Connor Family
  • The Home Depot
  • Dunkin Donuts, Cicero
  • Advance Auto Parts, Cicero
  • Joshua Harris
  • Bamboo Garden Restaurant, Cicero
  • Best Western Hotel, Syracuse
  • Maplewood Inn, Syracuse
  • Syracuse Scenery
  • Holly Piselli/MAC Cosmetics
  • Changing Times Salon
  • Embassy Suites, Tampa FL
  • Syracuse Children's Theater
  • Ashley Furniture Store, Mattydale
  • The Cricket Store, Liverpool
  • The McVicker-LaGoe family
  • Piraino's Landscaping
  • Alpha Iota Sorority, Syracuse Chapter
  • Inspiranza Designs
  • Joe Simmons, CPA
  • Wegmans, Cicero
  • Silverbenchjewelry.com
  • Mr. & Mrs. Frank O'Grady
  • Chicago Marriott at Burr Ridge
  • Hyatt Regency, Rochester
  • Ra-Lin's, Syracuse
  • Sebco Books
  • Pizza Hut of CNY
  • RAF Supply
  • Kelly Jones
  • The Westin, Minneapolis
  • Geddes Federal Savings Bank
  • Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
  • Panera Bread
  • Visage, East Syracuse
  • Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Sabastiano Hair Studio, Clay
  • Hampton Inn, Liverpool
  • Brine Lacrosse Equipment
  • North Area YMCA, Liverpool
  • Driver's Village, Cicero
  • Kevin Colangelo Premiere Disc Jockeys
  • Canale's Restaurant, Liverpool
  • The Buffalo Bills
  • All Car Care, Cicero
  • Carnegie Cafe, North Syracuse
  • Ragonese Gelato, Cicero
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, East Syracuse
  • Studio 11 Salon & Day Spa, Cicero
  • Rick and Mary Dobbertin
  • The New York State Fair
  •  LaVallee's East Coast Karate & Kickboxing, Cicero
  • Casa DiCopani, East Syracuse
  • Lucy Loftus & Kim Jaworski
  • Heather Getek
  • Maureen Harkness
  • Nicole Ethier
  • Jackie & Bill Ponti
  • Whispering Angels Therapeutic Massage, Syracuse
  • Maryanne Nash
  • DeJulio's Army/Navy Store, Syracuse
  • Diana Jewelers, Liverpool
  • Crystines Crystal, Liverpool
  • Weekenders Furniture
  • Paladino's Pizza
  • Debbie Rolince, Independent Consultant for The Pampered Chef
  • Algonquin Hotel, NYC
  • Jerry Floyd
  • Jeremy Ray
  • Makita, USA
  • Catherine Nock/Syracuse University
  • McQuade and Bannigan, Inc.
  • Galeville Grocery
  • Dale Jarrett Foundation
  • Santangelo's Restaurant, Liverpool
  • Syracuse Crunch
  • Oswego Speedway
  • Mom's Club of Cicero
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • ISP Sports
  • Janice Balduzzi
  • CNY Golf Academy, E. Syracuse
  • David Bresadola
  • Dawn McElwain & Trina Dattler
  • Teresa McMichael
  • UPS Human Resources Department
  • University Sport Shop
  • Mary Lanzafame
  • Kwik Fill Food Marts
  • Lauri Tucker
  • Applebees Restaurant
  • Tim Green
  • The Boston Celtics
  • Jeff Knittel
  • Tina Niles
  • Michele Wagner, The Hair Cuttery
  • University Sports Shops
  • Amy Pearsall
  • Robert Patricca, Active Investigations
  • Salt City Billiards
  • H & R Block, Syracuse District
  • City Electric
  • Ed Rosecrans