The Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter of the American Red Cross (ADK-SAR) third annual March Madness Celebration had record success this year, raising nearly $12,000. Proceeds from the event, which was held on Friday, March 22 at Queensbury’s Johnny Rocket's, will support Red Cross programs and services.
“It was a marvelous evening with sumptuous food and drink, wonderful auction items, and fabulous company,” said Gary Ferris, Executive Director for the Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter. “I am so appreciative to our board members, staff, volunteers and guests who helped to make this year’s March Madness the most successful to date.”
Beginning at 6 p.m. and lasting until 11 p.m., attendees experienced a fun night out while supporting a great cause. The evening consisted of sumptuous buffet and cash bar with specialty drinks and live and silent auctions. Guests bid on an array of items from Yankee tickets, Six Flags passes, Southwest Airline tickets, a fantastic bundle for a golf outing at Saratoga National and much more. In keeping with the spirit of March Madness, participants gathered to watch “Sweet 16” NCAA basketball action on 22 flat panel TVs throughout the restaurant.
In addition to ARCNENY’s annual corporate and foundation supporters, the March Madness sponsors for 2013 included: Benefactor- State Farm, Supporters- BSNB, Descente Distributing Company, Great Escape by Six Flags, NBT Bank, Friends- Saratoga Casino and Raceway, D.A. Collins Companies, SCA, Heroes- C.R. Bard, Inc., Barton Group, Fitzgerald Brothers, SEFCU, Other Support From- Bartlett Pontiff Stewart & Rhodes, Jaeger Flynn & Associates, Leverpoint Management, Clute Enterprises, Cumberland Farms, Hutchins Engineering, Jarrett Engineers, PLLC, Jerry Brown Auto Parts, Minogue's Beverage Center, and Sunshine Landscaping.