Sponsorships Needed For Starflight Fundraiser

Sponsorships are needed for the third annual “Starflight, Starry Night” fundraiser and gala. P-J file photo

Starflight and its dedicated team of heroes will take center stage at its third annual “Starflight, Starry Night” gala this spring.

The fundraiser and awarness event will be be held at The Chautauqua Suites, 215 West Lake Road, Mayville, at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Event sponsorship opportunities are available through March 5. All sponsorships include event reservations and media presence. Donations for the Chinese and silent auctions will be accepted up until the event and can be dropped off at 28 Maple St., Jamestown.

Reservations are a $65 donation for a single guest and a $125 donation for a couple. Reservations are required by April 25. For reservations or more information, call Kelly Fiorella, Starflight community outreach coordinator, at 484-4130 or email ConnorFiorellak@upmc.edu.

A social hour, including hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, will start at 6 p.m., with entertainment by Jamestown Harmony Express. The evening will start with opening remarks from Betsy Wright, UPMC Chautauqua WCA president and chief executive officer and Starflight president.

A gourmet dinner provided by The Chautauqua Suites will be served. Other highlights of the evening include live music by The Party Squad, silent and Chinese auctions, several guest speakers including state Sen. Catharine Young and a helicopter appearance, weather permitting. All event proceeds benefit Starflight Inc.

Starflights are made to help critically ill and injured patients from the communities of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Warren, Allegany and McKean counties. The Starflight program’s two MD-900 Explorer helicopters are always upgraded with the latest technological advances to ensure the safest transport for both the patient and crews.

To make a tax-deductible donation to Starflight, visit www.starflight.org or send a check to P.O. Box 382, Jamestown, NY, 14702. Starflight Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.