‚ÄčValentine’s Sweetheart Ball


Rotarians and Friends enjoy dancing at the 2014 Sweetheart Ball.      PHOTO by Millener Productions


The Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation and its Rotarians know how to celebrate Valentine’s Saturday evening, February 14, 2015, Rotarians will host the second annual gala with a festive Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball to celebrate the special occasion, while supporting a worthy cause.  The purpose of the Ball is to financially support the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District needs with the renovating of the local hospital’s patients rooms. A major sponsor, Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation is working with the Rotary Club toward this necessary goal.

 The venue for the Valentine’s Ball is the Northwoods Resort Ballroom in the Village of Big Bear Lake. The festive occasion will begin at 5:00 P.M. with cocktails, a no-host bar Saturday evening and dinner will to be served at 6:00 P.M. Fine dining food, select wine, ballroom dancing accompanied by Mark Dolan’s Whitewater Band, while other fundraiser opportunities for guests to participate in silent and live auctions that will also benefit the BVCHD Foundation. 

 All proceeds from the Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball will be donated to the BVCHD hospital to aid in the updating and refurbishment of patient rooms; that overdue improvements are estimated to be at least $10,000.

The cost to update each room is approximately and there are currently several patient rooms that still need updating.  In 2014, the hospital room renovation project was acquired by the local Rotary Club Foundation and the BVCHD Hospital Foundation. The first Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball event raised more than $30,000; with those funds applied to complete the renovation of three rooms. 

“Our goal is to raise enough money for two or hopefully more hospital room renovations in 2015” said Carol and Don Bremer, Sweetheart Ball Committee Chairs. 

 Dance the night away! Black Tie or Big Bear Formal is the optional dress for the gala. The Sweetheart Ball tickets are $55 per person. Space is limited to the first 200 guests, so please reserve your tickets early.   

In the event you cannot attend, your generous donation will gladly be accepted.  All donations are tax deductible.  Sponsorship opportunities, including hospital room naming designations, are also available and will certainly be welcome. 

 The community’s support is greatly appreciated as together with Big Bear Lake Rotary Club assistance, Big Bear Valley’s hospital will benefit.

Ball Committee chairs Don and Carol Bremer are available for further information and may be contacted at 909-866-3689.