2017-2018 Southern Delaware Heart Ball
For 33 years, this community has joined together in the mission against heart disease. Year after year through generous contributions from volunteers, and staff and the community, we have been able to work towards fighting against heart disease. I lost my mother to a heart related issue. It was sudden and I was not prepared for it, but working with the community and the Heart Association gives me a sense of peace and direction. We all can effect change in the world and it starts by leaning in which is what each of you are doing as you read this message, as you volunteer your time and energy, as you donate financially and invest emotionally. To each and every one who had contributed to the Heart Ball this year, we are forever grateful.
Partnering with this community and working alongside the American Heart Association in 2018, we are proud to present to you the 2018 Southern Delaware Heart Ball; Hat, Horse, Harness and Hearts. Join us in your best Derby themed wear ready to bet, trackside at Harrington Raceway, on live harness racing sponsored by your favorite local business owners. Arrive early to peruse this year’s silent auction, taste the delicious Kentucky Derby themed passed appetizers, mingle with friends in the Gold Room, take selfies and hashtag your heart out. As the bluegrass band plays and mint juleps are flowing, we will join together in our fight against Heart Disease and honor those who have lost their lives.
You ask why? #lifeiswhy on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Patrick and I will see you then.
Patrick and Stephanie Preece
2018 Southern Delaware Heart Ball Co-Chairs
Whether directly or indirectly, we have all been impacted by heart disease. There’s no better way to honor and remember those who have been impacted by or lost to heart disease than by joining together, pooling resources and rewriting the narrative for future generations. Education, awareness, research and medical advances are all made possible through the generous support of concerned citizens and corporate partners. Support takes many forms, whether it’s financial support, volunteering time and your prayers.
This year’s Southern Delaware Heart Ball promises to be an evening of fun, fellowship and bringing people and organizations together to support the very noble mission of the American Heart Association. While the food, conversations, entertainment and activities promise a memorable evening, let’s not forget that the true beneficiaries of the event are those who get to enjoy another day with their family and friends and have a better quality of life because of the generosity of people like you who support the work of the American Heart Association.
Susan and I look forward to seeing you April 21st at Harrington Raceway for the 2018 Southern Delaware Heart Ball. Together, we can make a difference as we honor and remember those impacted by heart disease!
Dion and Susan Williams
Saturday, April 21, 2018
18500 West Rider Road
Harrington, DE 19952
For Parking and transportation information click here
Evening Agenda (subject to change)
6:00 PM – VIP Reception (Invitation Only) featuring Governor John Carney and our special Survivor Speaker, Sierra Hall.
Musical Entertainment by “Flatland Drive”– Rooftop (weather permitting)
7:00 PM – Registration, hors d’oeuvres, music and mingling – Trackside Tent
7:20 PM – Welcome from our Chairs: Dion and Susan Williams, Stephanie and Patrick Preece
7:30 PM – Gourmet Food Stations Open and Live Harness Racing Begins!
8:30 PM – Music with “Flatland Drive” - Bluegrass Band
9:00 PM – Live Auction begins
9:30 PM – Open Your Heart with Sierra Hall
9:45 PM – Music and Dancing with “DJ Hype”
10:00 PM – Silent Auction Closes
11:00 PM – Auction Check Out
12:00 AM – Travel Safe, Until Next Year!