Nov. 5 gala to celebrate Tri City’s 50th year

Oct 01, 2011

Organizers say that the Baile, Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s popular annual black tie gala, will be extra special this year.

That’s because the 31st edition of the event — which will take place Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa — will also be the Golden Anniversary Celebration, marking Tri-City Medical Center’s 50th year of providing health services to the community.

Through the years, the Baile has provided financial support that helped fund some of the hospital’s most crucial projects, and this year, the money raised will go for the da Vinci Si Robot Surgical System.

Last year, the charity ball grossed more than $365,000. This year, the foundation expects to raise even more, and has set a fundraising goal of $500,000.

“This sell-out event has always been one of the social highlights in our community, but for something as special as a 50th Anniversary, the committee is taking it up a notch”, said Jennifer Paroly, chairwoman of the planning committee. “This year we have many reasons to celebrate and be proud of our community hospital. This night promises to be dazzling.”

The event’s honorary committee members include chairs Frank and Claudette Mercardante, as well as Ted and June Vallas of Carlsbad, Art and Lori Barter of Vista, and Larry and Cathy Hatter of Oceanside.

Ticket prices for the Golden Anniversary Ball are $300 per person and sponsorship packages for a table of 10 are available for $3,500.  For reservations call 760-940-3370 or visit

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