FAQs

What should I wear?
We are pleased to return to our traditional black tie formal event. There are many wonderful local shops for men’s and women’s fashions to explore!

What are the parking options?
It’s our pleasure to offer complimentary valet service. Guests are also welcome to self park in the Morgantown Event Center Parking Garage located just beyond the main lobby entrance.

What are my payment options at the event?
You will be able to import your credit card information into our secure platform at our registration suite. From here, you will be able to interact and track your bids from anywhere at the event in real time! For those who prefer cash payment, ATM machines are available in the upper lobby of the event center as well as the hotel.

Please note, the bar will be separate cash/card payment unless you have upgraded to VIP.

Will there be an open or cash bar?
Guests are invited to partake in any of our three cash bars including this year’s NEW Local Craft Beer Bar. Those who have upgraded to the VIP Wine Bar and Lounge will be able to enjoy premium wine at no additional cost all night long! This limited option is available under the Tickets and Sponsorship tab.

Will there be assigned seating?
Yes. Our team has carefully planned the perfect seating for you and your guests. You will receive your table/seat location at registration. Forgot your table number? No worries, seating information can be found at the guest services station on the lower level.

Will there be a place to safely store my coat?
Our dedicated team will be available to organize your outerwear for safe keeping. We are glad to offer this complimentary service and will be able to accept donations to benefit the P3 program in lieu of tips.

When is dinner?
Doors open for registration and cocktail hour at 5:30 PM. Guests will be welcomed into the ballroom at 6:30 PM and can expect dinner service to begin shortly after.

Will there be taxi service available?
We care about your safety! We are pleased to arrange taxi service for you and your group via Morgantown Taxi. See information at the guest services table or at the door upon exit.

Will I be able to preview auction items before the event?
Yes! We are excited about this year’s line up and we want you to be, too! We will post auction items about two weeks prior to the event on the website as well as on our Instagram and Facebook pages at @theballoftheyear.

Who is the Auxiliary and what do they do?
The Mon Health Medical Center Auxiliary was founded in 1943 to serve the mission of giving back to the community through fundraising initiatives for Mon Health Medical Center. The Auxiliary now has more than 500 members and has raised an excess of two-million dollars since the establishment of the organization.

Each year, the Auxiliary continues to provide for the hospital by hosting various fundraisers including the Ball of the Year, Restaurant Coupon Book, Designer Purse Extravaganza, special sales, and more. Additionally, all proceeds from the Mon Health Medical Center Gift Shop directly benefit patient care.

Will there be Dancing?
Of course! After dinner and the program we look forward to joining you on the dance floor to celebrate community and togetherness.

I am interested in volunteering. Who should I call?
We are delighted by your interest! All volunteer inquiries can be directed to Nate James, Mon Health System Director of Employee & Volunteer Engagement at JamesN@monhealthsys.org.

How do I book a room under the hotel block?
Hotel block information can be found under the “Accommodations” tab. Reference “The Ball of the Year” for special rate information! For assistance, contact the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place at 304-296-1700.

Are there still sponsorship opportunities available?
All sponsorship inquiries are welcome! Contact Luella Gunter, Executive Director of Philanthropy: GunterL@monhealthsys.org.