The Rose Ball, Greenville’s longest-running charitable event, will continue as scheduled this year as an in-person evening gala on Friday, September 24 with new requirements for attendance.
Guests of the Rose Ball will be required to show either a COVID vaccination card or a negative COVID test from no more than 72 hours prior to the event to enter. Attendees will also be required to wear masks inside, except while seated at their dinner tables.
In addition to these new requirements, the Rose Ball Committee is taking the following precautions to ensure a safe social environment:
- Limited attendance and fewer tables to reduce crowding
- Additional outdoor gathering places
- Hand sanitizer stations throughout the Poinsett Club
“We are so excited to bring our plans for the 2021 Rose Ball to reality,” said Kristen McLean, chair of the Rose Ball Committee. “This year marks the 50th year of the Rose Ball, known as the South’s most elegant charitable gala, and we are committed to continuing raising funds for the incredibly deserving charitable organizations in our community. We’re ready to celebrate that mission together, safely, on September 24.”
About The Rose Ball
In 1971, the Charity Ball Board of Greenville was organized to sponsor a ball for a charitable community benefit. The Rose Ball was the first ball held in Greenville that would solicit public support to benefit charities in the community. The proceeds from the Rose Ball are distributed throughout the community with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System receiving 50% of the funding. Over the past fifty years, the Rose Ball has raised more than $4,000,000 to benefit the physical, emotional, educational, environmental and cultural needs of the people of Greenville County.