53rd Annual Baystate Noble Ball to benefit hospital’s emergency department

WESTFIELD – It’s that time of year again as the 53rd Annual Baystate Noble Ball is set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6:30 p.m. until Midnight at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

While the theme for last year’s event was a disco and party-like atmosphere, this year’s theme revolves around a frosty winter scene, helping guests get ready for the winter ahead.

Kathy Tobin, the Director of Annual Giving and Events for the Baystate Health Foundation, who helps organize the Noble Ball, saw the frosty winter theme as a perfect fit.

“We thought it would be lovely to be introduced to winter in a nice gentle way,” said Tobin.

The co-chairs for 2018 will be Jim and Kathie Irwin, along with Michael and Jennipher McCabe. The Irwin’s were chosen as this year’s co-chairs by the Hannoush and Salehi families who were the co-chairs at last year’s 52nd Annual Noble Ball. The McCabe’s were very interested in joining the Irwin’s for this year.

This year’s proceeds from the Noble Ball will be going towards a new CT scanner for the emergency department. (WNG File Photo)

While those in attendance are enjoying the frosty winter scene, there will be live entertainment with the James Argiro Quintet providing cool jazz and the popular Floyd Patterson Band will then be the following act. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the live auction where items include a seven-day stay on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and a custom bike from Columbia Manufacturing who is located right here in Westfield.

Tobin also mentioned that they’re providing a new feature that ties into the frosty winter theme. A jewelry bar will be on hand where you can frost your date in diamonds.

Even if people are unable to attend the event, there will be a silent auction online that will be opening for bids on Oct. 20. Items to bid on include a framed and autographed Tom Brady jersey, an autographed Dustin Pedroia baseball, jewelry pieces from local artists, Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes, and much more.

Like most years of the Noble Ball, there will be several local small and large businesses that will be sponsoring the event, including two platinum sponsors this year: Advance Manufacturing and the Baystate Noble Medical staff.

In order to purchase tickets to the Noble Ball, you can visit the Baystate Noble Ball page or call 413.794.6414. Tickets for the event are $150 per person.

Every year, the Baystate Noble Ball continues to have success with anywhere from 500 to 700 people attending, and Tobin is expecting the same turnout this year.

“We’re just really thankful that the community loves this event so much,” said Tobin. “We’re looking forward to a really fun night.”

Not only is the Noble Ball about going out and enjoying what is provided at the event, it’s also a chance for the community to support their local hospital that can be so important to people’s every-day lives.

Last year, all of the proceeds to the Noble Ball went towards renovating the main entrance to Noble Hospital. While that is currently in the process of being constructed on, this year, the proceeds will be helping Noble Hospital purchase a brand new CT (Computed Tomography) scanner for their emergency department.

The Baystate Health Foundation is encouraging the community to attend the event and the deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 23.

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