The Swashbuckler's Ball

From its inception of the Swashbuckler’s Ball has been rooted in giving. We sought to bring together a large group of pirates, offer them musical entertainment while, perhaps, partaking in a modicum of adult beverages (no, I didn’t manage to write that with a straight face) all the while supporting a worthy cause. From that concept developed the raffle you have all come to know and love.

Each year, the captains put their heads together and chose a local charity to support. Then the wonderfully talented and generous people in our community donate items to the raffle. On the night of the pirate prom, you fine people buy raffle tickets in an attempt to win these wondrously glorious items and the chosen charity receives the proceeds. It is an outstanding tradition that we are glad to announce is returning this year.

This year the Swashbuckler’s Ball will be supporting the Wild Lilac Child Development Community.

Located in Southeast Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood ,Wild Lilac is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit school that provides child-centered care and education for about 100 children from six weeks to six years of age.  They teach children with developmental challenges alongside typically developing children and serve families with a range of income levels and cultural backgrounds.  They help children explore their differences and similarities to foster a confident self-identity and to promote respect and understanding for all people. 

Through out Wild Lilac CDC’s ten years of service to young children, their families, and our community, they have held dear their intention of creating a respectful, coactive, engaging environment for children to learn and play.

Wild Lilac is inspired by the wonder and imagination of early childhood, and that is something a bunch of pirates can get behind. Let’s join them in their commitment to provide children with a first time school experience that is engaging, warm and loving.

You Can Help!

Yes, it is true- you can be a part of this. We are seeking raffle donations from all craftspeople, artists, artisans and businesses of every stripe. Making a donation is easy. Just click the link below and drop us a line, tell us what you would like give and we’ll tell you about the rewards you can earn. And remember all donations are tax deductible!


Click Here to Become a part of the Raffle!

ramrod On October - 27 - 2017