2018 Starfish Thrower Gala registration & sponsorship

OPERATION A.B.L.E. PRESENTS 2018 Starfish Thrower Award Gala

The Starfish Thrower Gala is our signature fundraising event and a critical source of funding for all of our programs and services. Join us as we celebrate Operation A.B.L.E.’s 36 years and the 36,000 people we have helped to find jobs. This year we honor the Boston Red Sox as our 2018 Starfish Thrower Honoree.

The Boston Red Sox are known for their community service and for the difference they make in the lives of so many throughout New England. Their goal is to harness the passion their fans have for the team and transform it as a vehicle for positive change in their community. In addition, Operation A.B.L.E. salutes and recognizes the Red Sox for their embodiment of our mission – the recruitment and hiring of older workers. In many ways they serve as a model for other organizations to follow. It is with great pleasure that OA joins Red Sox Nation in tipping our cap to this great organization.

Boston Red Sox

The Event is as follows:

Monday, May 21, 2018
5:30-8:30 PM
Fenway Park
State Street Pavilion

Reception, Hors d’oeuvres, Program and Dessert

Click here for directions to the Gala located at the State Street Pavilion Club, Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston MA.

Our 2018 Emcee: Susan Wornick

Susan Wornick, legendary anchor, reporter and Emmy Award winner, for WCVB's News Channel 5 will be our Emcee for this year's Gala. During her time as a news anchor, she had the top-rated Noon news broadcast at WCVB-TV for over two decades. She now spends her time volunteering for organizations such as Operation A.B.L.E. and working on various projects.

Susan Wornick

Sponsorship Opportunities

MVP Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000
Grand Slam Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  .$15,000
Home Run Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000
Triple Play Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . .$5,000
Perfect Game Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $3,000
Big Papi Sponsor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... .$1,000
Green Monster Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300

For More Information:
Please contact Joan Cirillo, CEO, at 617.542.4180 X129 or jcirillo@operationable.net or Leslie Cipolla at Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group, event producers, at 617.254.9500.

Click on the button below to learn more and registration.

Past Starfish Throwers

2017 Eric H. Schultz, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc

2016 James T. Brett, The New England Council

2015 Richard E. Holbrook, Eastern Bank

2014 Marvin E. Gilmore, Community Development Corporation of Boston

2013 Joyce Kulhawik, Arts & Entertainment Critic

2012 James Roosevelt, Jr., Tufts Health Plan

2011 Thomas P. O'Neill III, O'Neill & Associates

2010 Julie Kahn, EnterCom New England

2009 George A. Russell, State Street Foundation

2008 John E. Drew, The Drew Companies

2007 Wayne A. Budd, Goodwin Procter LLP

2006 Peter Meade, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

2005 Neal Finnegan, Citizens Bank

2004 James C. Curvey, Fidelity Investments