Root Ball 2024

Root Ball 2024

Please join us Saturday evening, May 4, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate another successful planting season and raise funds for programming that connects neighbor to neighbor and all of us to trees and green spaces.

The evening will begin with a cocktail party under the stately Live Oaks at The Garden Club on the St. Johns River.  Sip a Frosty Mint Julep or a beverage of your choice. Next we’ll gather inside to cheer on “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” as we live-stream the 150th annual Kentucky Derby race. Purchase a raffle ticket to cheer on your favorite horse’s run-for-the roses – Pick a Winner, Be a Winner!  Enjoy a Derby-inspired dinner, then sidle up to your favorite casino game or check out our Silent Auction.  Click here to see previous photos.

This is our largest annual fundraiser and your support puts trees in the ground in the River City and funds other deserving projects.  Thank you patrons and Corporate Sponsors!  For a full list of last year’s Corporate Sponsors, click here.

Tickets and Sponsorship Levels:

Individual Patrons and Corporate Sponsors at the $500 level and above who purchase tickets before March 10 will be listed on the invitation and program.  Click here to request a Corporate Sponsorship package or donate a Silent Auction item.

  • Century Oak (Presenting Sponsor) – $20,000  (10 tickets)
  • Grand Cypress – $10,000  (8 tickets)
  • Towering Pine – $5,000  (6 tickets)
  • Southern Magnolia – $2,500  (4 tickets)
  • Stately Sycamore – $1,000  (2 tickets)
  • Red Cedar – $500  (2 tickets)
  • Florida Maple – $175 (1 ticket)
  • River Birch – $75 (Young Professionals, 35 and under, 1 ticket)

Payment may be made online via the drop down menu below.  If you prefer to send in a check, please click here to download the form.

Root Ball Tickets

  • Price: $175.00
  • Price: $75.00