Friday, October 5, 2018  •  5:30pm

I Hotel and Conference Center

Make Friday, October 5th A Night to Remember - for you and the animals!

Come to The Fur Ball! The Fur Ball is a fun and interactive evening gala that features silent and live auctions, an exquisite jewelry raffle, and a delicious plated dinner, all to support homeless animals in our area.  Dress up and come try your luck at winning fabulous jewelry, cool trips, and more!

Evening Schedule

5:30pm   Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, featuring a robust silent auction

7pm   Dinner :  Choice of Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Chasseur, or Grilled Vegetable Tower (vegetarian and vegan) entrée   

8pm Trip Raffle Drawing, Live Auction, & The Champaign Jewelers $5000 Jewelry Raffle   

Emcee: Jennifer Roscoe, WCIA TV-3   

Auctioneer: John Rawdin, SFR Realtor


Special thanks to our Fur Ball Chair, Danielle Bender, and the fabulous Fur Ball Committee!




We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their generous support of Fur Ball 2018 and their continued support to end pet homelessness in our community! 

Presenting Paw Sponsors 


Shelby and Jack Stifle  

Platinum Paw Sponsors


Gold Paw Sponsors

Harrington and Tock, LLC


Hill Animal Care

Lisa Shreffler Photography 


Gold Paw E-Plus Sponsors


Silver Paw Sponsors


Tori Beach

UpClose Marketing & Printing

Patrick & Natalie Harrington 

Bender Mattress Factory

Tropy Time, Inc

Chris' Water Gardens

Friend of the Fur Ball

Cousin's Dog Biscuit Company

TRL Management

 The Kitchen-Bath & Cabinet Company

Thomas Jane Properties LLC  

Beaumont Vet Clinic

Martin Hood LLC  

Will you help the animals by sponsoring the Fur Ball?

Trip Raffle


What is it? Our Trip Raffle is your 1-in-100 chance to win an amazing vacation package! Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold, and the winner of the raffle gets to choose between four amazing destination packages.

When is the winning ticket drawn? At the Fur Ball on Friday evening, October 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Do I need to be at Fur Ball to claim my prize? Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Do you think these vacations are too short, or you want to invite friends? Don't worry, if you win, you can upgrade your package for more people and/or more nights. Additional costs will be incurred by the winner and not the Champaign County Humane Society.

Click here for a downloadable brochure of all 4 trips!



Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room including daily breakfast for two at this prestigious member of Conde Nast's Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine. This property is located 75 miles from Vancouver. If you're looking for breathtaking scenery and you appreciate impeccable service, innovative cuisine and luxurious accommodations, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is your very own piece of heaven on earth. Summer or winter, business or pleasure, Whistler is the place to be. Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, you'll discover a majestic chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, a full-service spa, The Spa at Chateau Whistler and the award winning Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Wonderful experiences await you at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, located in one of North America's best-rated ski and golf resorts.

This trip includes: Round trip airfare for 2,  3 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, daily breakfast for 2, and $500 in Fairmont gift cards that can be used towards the purchase of lift tickets for Whistler and Blackcomb Ski Resorts



Cancun Paradise Vacation

Visitors seeking a relaxing beach vacation will delight in Cancun’s unparalleled tropical beauty. Most famous for its long white sandy beaches, stunning turquoise waters and vibrant nightlife, Cancun also boasts a rich history and breathtaking archaeological sites. Explore ancient Mayan ruins, traditional Mexican villages, and impressive eco-parks. Enjoy a range of activities including championship golf and water sports.


This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 5 nights at the Westin Resort & Spa Cancun, and daily breakfast for 2



Disney World Adventure

Enjoy a 4-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress located less than a mile from Walt Disney World! This family-friendly, luxury resort has scheduled shuttle service to area theme parks, outdoor gardens, a legendary lagoon-style pool, twelve tennis courts and 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf. With this package you will also receive $525 in Disney Gift Cards redeemable toward admission, food, or souvenirs at the park.

This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 4 nights at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and $535 in Disney gift cards



Napa Valley Backroads & Railways 

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room including daily continental breakfast for two. Lavish guestrooms include features such as plush beds, marble baths, and plasma TVs. Located at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the Carneros region near where Napa and Sonoma meet, the Meritage Resort and Spa is situated on an eleven-acre private vineyard and offers an experience like no other for wine enthusiasts. The resort opened an immense cave of 20,000 square feet in Spring 2007, carved in the hillside under Napa's famous Grape Crusher statue. The Estate Wine Cave features wine country's only underground full service Spa Terra, the Trinitas Tasting Room, and the Entertainment Cave available for private dinners and weddings; all built underground with artisan stone, tile, and woodwork. The Meritage Bar features regional wine selections and signature cocktails in a setting of rich, polished wood and romantic lighting.


This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 3 nights in the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, 3 hour gourmet dinner for 2 on the Napa Valley Wine Train, and 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service

Jewelry Raffle 

Information on 2018's raffle will be up by August 24th!


 Live Auction 

Check out what's up for bid in our live auction today! 

Would you like to DONATE an item? Please contact Danielle Bender. 


Do you have items you would like to donate?

Use this form: auction donation form to provide us all the details.

We are accepting Silent and Live Auction donations until September 4th. 



Our events would not be nearly as fabulous without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer for Fur Ball, please contact Rebecca at to get involved!