SnowBall Update

On behalf of the Santa Claus Anonymous leadership team and our hundreds of volunteers, we would like to make you aware of some changes within our organization. Because of your generosity and support, SCA has been able to improve the lives of thousands of Greater Boston children and teens over the last 26 years. You and your fellow SnowBallers have contributed over $1 million to youth organizations since our inception in 1987.
After nearly 30 years of supporting youth programs (and having a blast in the process), we are taking a much-needed break. We’re going through some organizational changes and therefore will be postponing the SnowBall for this year.

However, just because there will be no SnowBall this year does not mean your support is not needed and greatly appreciated. Any contribution you can make will allow SCA to continue making an impact on young people throughout Greater Boston all year long. Visit scaboston.org/support to learn how you can make a difference.

We are currently looking for energetic leaders that are interested in helping change lives in Boston! If you or someone you know may interested in learning more about Leadership opportunities with SCA, please let us know. “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or zany ideas.

We wish you all the best!

Yours truly,
Katy Spriano  & Scott Hultman
Co-Presidents
Santa Claus Anonymous

PS: Are you a natural-born leader looking to make a positive impact in the community? Need a creative outlet between classes or work? Like party and event planning? Let us know! We’re always looking for dedicated volunteers to join our Leadership Team and host the SnowBall! Email chair@scaboston.org.

Meet Katy Spriano (co-chair and SCA co-president) and Rick Spriano (Facilities and Casino Director)!

With only 2 weeks until SnowBall 2013 (get your tickets!) its time to meet our Co-Chair and Co-President Katy Spriano and our Facilities/Casino Director Rick Spriano.  These two just recently got married! Did SnowBall bring them together? Well, technically no, but lets just pretend and say YES! Love is in the air at SnowBall!

Lets get to know Katy first:

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Meet Katy
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How did you get started with SnowBall? Learned about it from a friend at work

How long have you been on the SnowBall Team? This will be my 8th year!

What is your position with the SnowBall Team, what does it involve? I have served as Chair or Co-Chair of the SnowBall for the past 6 years.  I now also serve as Co-President, handling overall SCA affairs in addition to The SnowBall event

What is your favorite part of SnowBall? Seeing everyone have such a great time on the night of the event!

What is your favorite SnowBall memory?
Meeting Scott Hultman and all of the wonderful beneficiaries we have come across year after year

Why do you think people should attend SnowBall 2013? Because it’s a guaranteed good time for a good cause! And because the Kahootz are an amazing band


and now meet Rick (who “coincidentally” forgot to send a photo)

How did you get started with SnowBall? My wife, Katy, got me involved!

How long have you been on the SnowBall Team? Since 2010
 
What is your position with the SnowBall Team, what does it involve? Facilities and Casino Coordinator. I am the liaison between our SCA team and the staff of the venue that hosts the event. I also work directly with our casino vendor, Vegas Time.
 
What is your favorite part of SnowBall? Meeting new friends and a cause that helps support inner city youth charities which is great!

What is your favorite SnowBall memory? 
Too many to name, but we’re so fortunate to have the “Kahootz” rock out which is always a fun dance party!
 
Why do you think people should attend SnowBall 2013? If you’re a single, meet the lucky man or lady of your dreams. If you’re spoken for, it’s one hell of a party and it’s not worth missing!!

Get your tickets to SnowBall 2013 today!
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Meet our 2013 Host – NESN’s Leah Hextall!

We’re happy to announce the SnowBall VIP reception will be hosted by NESN anchor/reporter Leah Hextall!  Come join Leah and hundreds of your fellow Boston do-gooders and raise some funds for deserving Boston youth groups.

Learn all about how Leah came to NESN here  and make sure you  pick up your tickets to the SnowBall here!

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Be Über Classy

The SnowBall is a pretty fancy event. Once you’re all dressed up with that new dress or your sharp tuxedo, the last thing you want to do is get on the dirty T.

So, we’ve joined forces with Uber to offer $25-off your first Uber ride to or from the SnowBall by booking with the promo code SNOWBALL13. New to Uber? No problem. The free Uber app connects you with a driver at the touch of a button. Learn more about it here.

Not a new Uber user? Don’t worry, we’ll be giving away free Uber credits all night long at the SnowBall! Be sure to follow SCA on Twitter to learn how.

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Now you’ve got your outfit, you’ve got your classy transportation; now make sure you get your ticket!
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Arrive in Style

Gentlemen, we want you to look your best at the SnowBall, which is why we’ve partnered with Men’s Wearhouse to help you arrive in style! And that doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank because when you mention group number 4913134 or bring this flyer to any Men’s Wearhouse, you’ll save $40 on the tux rental of your choice! With some rentals starting at just $49.99, that’s a pretty sweet deal.

So put that old black suit back in the closet and run down to Men’s Wearhouse to get fitted today! Their experts will make sure you’re looking your best on December 13th. For more info, you can contact Laraya Williams, Tux Operations Manager, at the Downtown Crossing store at 617-428-0404.

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Calling all Boston-area non-profits! Want some extra money?

I’m pretty sure there isn’t a group out there would say no to some extra funds, and that’s just what Santa Claus Anonymous (SCA) wants to give away!

This year SCA changed up when we give out our donations.  We didn’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to earn much needed support, so we’ve extended our registration time.  Starting now you can register your non-profit anytime on our site here and you will stay in consideration to receive a monetary donation all year long in 2014!

Every dollar of the net-proceeds of SnowBall 2013 will go directly to local Boston-area youth organizations who need it most.  In the past we have supported organizations such as Breakthrough Cambridge, Kids Clothes Club, and Girls LEAP (just to name a few).

Please share this with any organizations you know who could benefit from a donation from SCA, and remember to get your tickets to SnowBall 2013 so we can keep helping improve the lives of children in the area!

 

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Meet SCA co-president, Scott Hultman!

Meet Scott Hultman, co-president of SCA and co-chair of SnowBall 2013!

How did you get started with SnowBall?

I got involved with the SnowBall in 2008 through one of SCA’s founders and have been on the leadership team ever since.

What is your position with the SnowBall Team, what does it involve?

I am co-chair of SnowBall 2013 and co-president of SCA. My position involves overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization and making sure SnowBall planning goes as smoothly as possible. And of course, ensuring that the SnowBall raises as much funding as possible for the organizations we support.

What is your favorite part of SnowBall?

My favorite part of the SnowBall is the camaraderie that it builds – even if you don’t know anyone at the SnowBall, you all have a common connection and it’s easy to make friends. So many relationships – both platonic and romantic – have started at the SnowBall. It’s great to have an impact on the lives of our volunteers and guests in addition to the organizations we support.

What is your favorite SnowBall memory?

My favorite SnowBall memory is walking into my first SnowBall and seeing almost 1,000 people there having a good time and knowing that I was part of it.

Why do you think people should attend SnowBall 2013?

People should attend the SnowBall because a) it’s a great excuse to break out your fanciest clothes and b) you get to have a great time with awesome people while supporting charity at the same time. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Thanks Scott! Remember, tickets for SnowBall 2013 are on sale NOW! So head on over to our ticketing page to get yours today. And if you’d like to help and be a SnowBall 2013 volunteer, let us know!

Cheers to our Volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first volunteer meeting last night! Everyone who came was super excited to help out and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Did you miss the meeting but still want to be a part of SnowBall 2013?  Fill out this form to receive more information about volunteering. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly, will work with you to find the perfect spot for you to help out – whether it be during our pre-planning or the night of.

Want a very, very, very, (did I say very?) easy way to help out SCA and the SnowBall? Share our news on social media!  Follow us on Twitter (@BostonSnowBall) and share updates that you think your friends and followers would be interested in.  Also like our page on Facebook and share our updates with your network.  We are a very grassroots organization so word-of-mouth is our most valuable marketing tool.

Thanks again everyone!

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Meet Rae Sanders!

Lets get to know your SnowBall 2013 leadership team. First up – Rae Sanders!

 

How did you get started with SnowBall?

I work with Katy Spriano and she reeled me in. It sounded like a fun night and definitely a great cause, so I volunteered to help with the Silent Auction and now I’m back again this year!!

How long have you been on the SnowBall Team?

This will be my second year

What is your position with the SnowBall Team, what does it involve?

Silent Auction Coordinator – My team and I reach out to local organizations for donations. We bring in anywhere from 50-100 donations that we combine to create experiences for attendees to bid on.   (want to donate to the Silent Auction, contact us!)

What is your favorite part of SnowBall?

Silent Auction, obviously! Apart from that, all the great people you meet!

What is your favorite SnowBall memory?

The Kahootz! I had a great time on the dance floor last time!

Why do you think people should attend SnowBall 2013?

This is the best way to get all gussied up and spend a night out on the town. All the proceeds are going to charity, so you’d actually be giving back by going out, getting a nice dress, your hair and nails did and having a great time!

 

Thanks Rae! If you would like to work with Rae on SnowBall 2013, become a volunteer! Come to our first Volunteer Meeting, this thursday!

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Volunteer with SCA!

It’s always nice to do something nice for others, especially when it doesn’t involve waking up at 6 a.m. (seriously, why are all volunteer opportunities SO early?).

SCA invites you to be a part of SnowBall 2013!  We are having an introductory volunteer meeting this Thursday, October 10th, at 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Liberty Ballroom (2nd floor).  This is your chance to learn a bit more about SCA, the SnowBall, what we do, and how you can get involved.

Examples of volunteer opportunities may include: assisting with gathering items for the Silent Auction, helping plan the VIP reception, working at the casino, coming up with marketing ideas, and various jobs the night of the event. All of the members of our leadership team started out as volunteers (and still are!); they decided to stay involved in a more in-depth role because it’s so much fun! So, if you’ve ever thought about working with a non-profit, this is a great place to start.  We are a small but mighty group, so you’re guaranteed to have your ideas heard and play as big or small a role as you’d like.

Bring friends, or come on your own. In addition to helping out a great cause, you will be able to meet some fun new people. Also, volunteers are eligible for special discounted tickets to the SnowBall!

If you have any questions, just email ambassador@scaboston.org.  Hope to see you there!