Sales 'Brisk' for Bow Ties & Pearls Ball

Jun 10, 2019

The June 29 event supports legacy projects and student scholarships.

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Only a handful of tickets remain for the Bow Ties & Pearls Ball, Cal U’s signature fundraiser.

New this year, the formal affair on June 29 supports legacy projects on campus and scholarships for Cal U students.

“Ticket sales have been brisk,” said Tony Mauro, vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations. “Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and guests, we expect this to be a very successful event.”

The ball will be held in the Convocation Center arena, which will be transformed into an elegant “red carpet” venue. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner from 7-11 p.m.

Deadline for purchasing tickets is June 21. Tickets are available at or by calling 724-938-4418.

The menu includes a choice of Berkshire Long-bone Pork Chop, Oven-Roasted Striped Sea Bass or Vegetarian Napoleon.

Andrew Stockey, of WTAE-TV, and Melanie Taylor, of 100.7 STAR FM radio, will introduce University President Geraldine Jones and serve as emcees for the evening.

The program includes recognition of the Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame’s 2019 inductees and presentation of the Lillian M. Bassi Core Values Award, one of the University’s most prestigious honors.

After dinner, guests can enjoy a sumptuous Viennese Table dessert bar, photo booth, dancing and other entertainment. Music will be provided by the Bachelor Boys Band.

A silent auction will be held, also to support scholarships for Cal U students. Guests can bid on items including gift baskets and autographed sports memorabilia.

“I’m looking forward to a wonderful evening with our Cal U family, alumni and University friends,” said President Jones. “The knowledge that we are raising scholarship funds makes this a truly special event.”