Events Schedule

VIP Experience

5:30 - 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Anderson Packaging

Be among the first to check out the auction and attractions before the room fills up. You will also enjoy complimentary champagne and a chance to network with Harley-Davidson® executives and MDA ambassadors. Available to all guests of Heritage, Road King and Ultra Classic sponsors.

Cocktail Reception

6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sponsored by SURG Restaurant Group

Cocktail Reception
Hors d’ouvres, Silent Auction, and the MDA Children’s Art Auction

Attractions: Wine Pull, Jacket Pull, Jewelry Pull, Photo Booth, Harley-Davidson Livewire, and Motorcycle Raffle

Dinner

7:30 PM

Black-N-Blue Salad

Grilled Petite Filet Mignon with Merlot Sauce and Chicken Pesto Parmesan
Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable Medley

Trio of Assorted Macaroons

 

Live Music

10:00 - 12:00

Live music provided by “Stray Voltage”

 


Evening Highlights


Motorcycle Raffle

Sponsored by: J.W. Speaker Corp.

This year’s raffle prize is a the redesigned 2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic motorcycle. It used to be an homage to ’50s chrome nostalgia, but now, has a  dark style,  modern edge and a totally reinvigorated ride. At the heart of it all, you get a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® V-Twin engine. You also get the reduced weight, awesome acceleration and smooth ride of an all-new Softail® motorcycle.

See the motorcycle, with a custom paint job, lights, brakes and leather from generous sponsors J.W. Speaker, Calibre and Milsco Manufacturing on display at the Black-N-Blue Ball.

Only 450 tickets will be sold! Winner does not have to be present to win. 

How to participate: Tickets are $100 per ticket. If interested in purchasing a raffle ticket before the event, please call Michelle Molitor at 262-432-7992. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the event.

 

 

Wine Pull

Sponsored by: Pace Industries 

Everyone who participates in this unique raffle is a winner! Both wine connoisseurs and novices alike will find something they like, and have an opportunity to win one of many highly rated wines, as rated by well-respected sources such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. Either way, if you play, you will take a bottle home with you; and remember, the more you play, the more you take home!

How to participate: Guests have the option to pay cash or charge their bidder number. $25 gets you one bottle of wine or buy 6 for $125 and receive a branded tote.

 

Jewelry Pull

Sponsored by: Kendra Scott

Everyone who participates in this unique raffle is a winner! Guests can chose a box and win a piece of Kendra Scott jewelry valued at $50-195!

How to participate: Pay $50 to pick a box of jewelry and the piece you’ll find inside is valued at $50-195!

NEW! Jacket Pull

Sponsored by: Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

Have the chance to win an authentic Harley-Davidson jacket in this new attraction. Guests will simply select a numbered, closed bag and win whatever jacket is inside. 

How to participate: Pay $50 and pick a bag. Everyone’s a winner! 

Coat Check

Sponsored by: UPS

How to participate: The Coat Check accepts cash tips that go directly to MDA.

Photo Booth

Sponsored by: Babboni Photography

Guests can have their corporate table group or individual photos taken while at the VIP Reception. Professional photographers Wayde and Lisa Peronto from Babboni Photography provide the motorcycle-themed backdrop for the special event photo.

How to participate: One 5″x7″ group photograph per corporate table is complimentary for guests in the VIP Reception. Guests can order additional photos for $20 each to benefit MDA. The photo booth also accepts cash donations that go directly to MDA.

Auctions

Silent Auction

The MDA Black-N-Blue Silent Auction features more than 300 unique and exciting packages for guests’ shopping and bidding pleasure! All the bidding is done from guests’ own mobile phones through Text2Bid, which also offers the ability to set you own maximum bids on items and receive notifications when they are outbid.

Learn how to bid with Text2Bid 

 

Live Auction

A highlight of the MDA Black-N-Blue Ball is the Live Auction. There will be a variety of unique items that will capture the attention of our passionate and lively Ball guests. This year the Live Auction will feature many one-of-a-kind items and, of course, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Children’s Art Auction

Sponsored by: ATEK Metal Technologies

The MDA Children’s Art Auction will feature original artwork created especially for this event by children served by MDA. Guests have the opportunity to meet the artists and their families, and then bid on their art during a mini-live auction that takes place prior to dinner. For more information and to get a sneak peek of the artwork featured in the auction, click here.

 

 

Mission Drive

Support MDA’s Mission with a gift in of any amount during the evening program. A few points to consider…

The all-in cost to send a child to MDA Summer Camp is $2,000 each year, which includes all associated expenses that make a safe, healthy and enriching camp experience possible. 

$1,000 can accelerate a potentially  life-saving research project

$500 helps fund an MDA-sponsored Care Center

$335 funds one day of Summer Camp

$200 helps fund an MDA support group 

 

Live Entertainment

Sponsored by: Stray Voltage

Beginning at 10:00 PM Ball guests will rock the night away with the music of Stray Voltage. One of the area’s best bands featuring music from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.