2020 iBall: Foresight -- Looking Toward the Future!

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Your experience will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

2020 has provided all of us with many challenges that require us to look at things differently, reevaluate our plans, and call upon foresight when looking toward the future. At Lions Eye Institute, we are doing just that. This year, we are producing the first ever “iBall,” an interactive online experience to raise money and awareness for our mission. But it’s even more than that…

We want to share some of the spotlight with small, local businesses who have generously supported us in the past. By participating in the 2020 iBall, you will not only help provide the Gift of Sight to people around the world, you will also #LiftUpLocal businesses.

Tampa Bay entrepreneur, Christina Arenas founded Blue Sage Eco Boutique in 2013 to promote personal growth, peace, and prosperity. Christina is a long-time supporter of the Eye Ball and this year, we are proud to support her! Each #LiftUpLocal Experience Box will include one of her extraordinary candles for you to enjoy!

How Does This Work?

When companies sponsor our event, their guests will receive a #LiftUpLocal Experience Box. Inside the box, guests will find surprise products from some of Tampa Bay’s finest entrepreneurs. The #LiftUpLocal Experience Box will include curated treasures from: Artistic Whisk, The Blind Tiger Café, The Olive Tree, Savasana Scrubs, Blue Sage Eco Boutique, Long Ash, Hidden Springs Ale Works, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The St. Pete Distillery and more. During the program, we will share insights into the items and participating businesses.

You will also get to hear about some of the people who have received the Gift of Sight, thanks to the work of Lions Eye Institute and our supporters. Additionally, we will be hosting a short live auction in case you want to look towards future trips when traveling again or splurge on something in the name of charitable giving.

We also have a very exciting announcement to share with you that night.

By the end of the event, you will know a bit more about some of Tampa Bay’s best small businesses, hear about people whose lives have been changed by the Gift of Sight, and feel great for having contributed to the future of both.

Don’t miss out on this unique experience filled with valuable surprises and unexpected, heartfelt moments. Join us for the 2020 iBall: Foresight: Looking Toward the Future!

Get Your #LiftUpLocal Experience Box

What’s in the Box?

2020 Live Auction Catalog

Ways to Give


Email Holly Moon for more information: hmoon@lionseyeinstitute.org

It’s Fashionable to Care

We hope you were able to join us at the 2019 Eye Ball: See and Be Seen (It’s Fashionable to Care) last September! The evening was filled with beautiful attire, delicious food, and gorgeous fashions presented by our visually impaired models.