Play Ball 2016 at The Strong
On Friday October 21, more than 700 guests joined honorary co-chairs Dave & Margaret Burns and Family (pictured below) at the sixth annual Play Ball—Rochester’s most playful gala! Play Ball attendees enjoyed an evening of larger-than-life fun and festivities featuring creative cocktails, fantastic food, eclectic entertainment, amazing auctions, and a surprise around every corner—all to benefit The Strong.
The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. The Strong is home to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.