Mariners Ball 2019

Mariners Ball 2019 imageI must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

John Masefield
From “Sea-Fever” in Salt-Water Ballads (1902)

Join us for the 9th Annual Mariners Ball, honoring this year’s recipients of the
Flagship Niagara League Legacy Award,

Gary & Rebecca Johnson

Saturday, June 1, 2019
VIP Hour: 6-7PM
Main Event: 7-11PM
Black tie
Attendees must be 21+
Heavy hors d’oeuvres by The Cork 1794
Cigar bar
Multiple open bars

Ticket Sales are Closed

Event Agenda:

6:00PM VIP Hour: The Rooftop Project, Live Entertainment

7:15PM Main Event: Sean Lafferty, Master of Ceremonies

7:30PM Legacy Award Presentation: Gary & Rebecca Johnson, Honorees

7:45PM Live Auction: Kevin Wheeler, Auctioneer

8:00PM Music & Dancing: The Groove, Live Entertainment

9:00PM Silent Auction Closes

9:30PM Silent Auction Check Out

9:45PM Fireworks Display by Gibson Fireworks

11:00PM Event Concludes

See past years event highlights:

2019 Mariners Ball Committee:

Chair Couple:

Frank & Denise Robison-Mullen

Jeanne Baker

Captain Christopher Cusson

Pat Goodrich

Vincent & Ann Halupczynski

Matthew & Allison Hodas

Emily Hoffman

Lisa Keller

Dr. Jeffrey & Sara Kim

Daniel & Marianne Levstek

Robert & Deborah Masi

Sara Mead

Atty. Thomas & Kristin Talarico

Atty. Edwin & Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Snopko

Jamey & Jennifer Stewart

Dr. William Vorsheck III

Dr. Katy Wolfrom

Matthew & Melissa Zinna

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Oliver Hazard Perry Presenting Sponsor

Erie Insurance logo


VIP Access sponsored by:

Frank & Denise Robison-Mullen

Live Entertainment sponsored by:

UPMC Hamot logo
UPMC Health Plan logo

Fireworks sponsored by:

Ashley and Kuzma logo

Presque Isle Properties

Sailing Masters Circle

Erie News Now logo
Penelec logo
McCarty Printing logo
Mercyhurst logo
PNC bank logo

Vorsheck Family Foundation

Dr. William Vorsheck, III logo
WJET24 logo
Fox66 logo


Erie Community Foundation logo
Erie Yacht Club logo
Hagan Business Machines logo
Home Instead Senior Care logo
Insurance Management Company logo
LECOM logo
Networking Technologies logo
Paris Brothers logo
Premier Conduit logo
Seaway Manufacturing logo

Captains Circle

Auto Express Superstore logo
BKD CPAs and Advisors logo
Erie Bank logo
National Fuel logo

Northwest Savings Bank logo

Richards & Associates, P.C.

Kathleen Scheppner

Zurn Family Cousins

Officers Circle

A.J. Grack Business Interiors

C.H. Reams & Associates

Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc.

Great Lakes Towing

Kraft Lumber

Marquette Savings Bank

Paceline Financial LLC

Pfeffer Insurance

The Plymouth Tavern

Solenoid Solutions

Mary Anne Albaugh, MD & Dennis P. Borczon, MD

Jeanne Baker

Dr. Warren & Christine Beaver

Amy & Geoff Betz

Peter & Patty Callan

Dr. & Mrs. Patrick DeMarco

Susan Dey, Realtor Agresti Real Estate

Pascal & Linda Federici

Leo & Jane Fitzgibbon

Cody Foust

Dr. Jeffrey & Sara Kim

Tom & Cindy Madura

Michael & Amy Nedreski

Jim & Kathy Scheider

Justin & Maryann Scholl

Tim & Annalynn Shuttleworth

Edwin & Jennifer Smith

Dr. & Mrs. George Vilushis