Celebrate Cass! ~ 45th Anniversary Party

A fundraising event for Friends of Ithaca Youth Bureau

Event Information

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Celebrate Cass!

A gala to raise funds for the enclosure project, and celebrate its first 45 years!

Saturday, September 30

Country Club of Ithaca

Reception at 6:00 pm, Dinner & Dessert Stations at 7:00 pm

Featuring The Blind Spots

8:30 - 11:00 pm

RSVP by September 26

Register here or by mail, email, or phone

enclosecassgala@gmail.com     607.280.4380

Reception, Dinner, Beverages, Prize Package Raffle, Silent Auction, Balloon Bursts, Music and Dancing and FUN!

$125 per person, $200 per couple  ($45 per person, limited supply of tickets for music and dancing only).

Purchase Prize Package Raffle Tickets for $25 each here (need not be present to win)

If you are unable to attend but would like to support Celebrate Cass! with a 100% tax deductible donation, click here.


Event Sponsors, Prize Package Raffle Donors, Silent Auction Prize Donors, Balloon Burst Prize Donors, Committee Members, Event Volunteers, and Guests!

Successful event and campaign depends on our community’s support!

Contributions and ideas needed; email enclosecassgala@gmail.com or call 607.280.4380


In addition to visibility as a Campaign Donor (Naming Opportunities, Honor Roll, and Dasher Board Ads 23" by 72"), Event Sponsors will be recognized at the event including in the event program, and they will receive tickets to attend.

Incodema, the Celebrate Cass! Star Sponsor, challenges all Ithaca area businesses to support the enclosure project by matching all 2017 pledges and gifts!

Champion Sponsor - $10,000 and up

  • Naming Opportunities
  • Honor Roll
  • Dasher Board display for three years
  • Recognition at event, including in event program
  • Up to five pairs of event tickets

Victor Sponsor - $5,000 - $9,999

  • Naming Opportunities
  • Honor Roll
  • Dasher Board display for two years
  • Recognition at event, including in event program
  • Up to four pairs of event tickets

Winner Sponsor - $2,500 - $4,999

  • Naming Opportunities
  • Honor Roll
  • Dasher Board display for one year
  • Recognition at event, including in event program
  • Up to three pairs of event tickets

Player Sponsor - $1,000 - $2,499

  • Honor Roll
  • Dasher Board display for one year
  • Recognition at event, including in event program
  • Up to two pairs of event tickets

Participant Sponsor - $500 - $999

  • Honor Roll
  • Recognition in event program
  • Up to one pair of event tickets


If you do not see your ideal amount when making your gift, please enter a custom amount here. We will be in touch to confirm recognition options and multi-year pledge commitments. 


Cass Park was built when open air style was more typical, but there's been an evolution and it is now one of the very few remaining in upstate New York.

It's a four-season community resource that needs upgrades to be sustainable and successful.

City of Ithaca invested $1 million in 2016 for roof and ceiling renovation, and lighting changes that were needed before the planned glass enclosure that will provide:

  • Dehumidified "conditioned" air
  • Ventilation, insulation, and adaptions for climate change
  • Longer season for ice surface
  • Improved conditions for activities and spectators
  • Additional opportunities for rental income year-round
  • After the enclosure, an addition to the lobby and new locker rooms envisioned

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About the Organization

Friends of Ithaca Youth Bureau

The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau's mission is to promote positive, engaging opportunities for youth by raising community awareness of and building financial support for the services and programs of the Ithaca Youth Bureau.

FIYB, also known as "Friends", promotes and raises private support for the Ithaca Youth Bureau by developing donor campaigns, planning and implementing special events, forging new partnerships and strengthening existing ones, and otherwise engaging in activities that support the Ithaca Youth Bureau's capacity to serve the community.

The Cass Park Campaign is a capital campaign to encourage community support for enclosing the 45 year old arena. The City of Ithaca invested in the 2016 roof and ceiling renovation, and energy-efficient lighting. The glass enclosure could be built as soon as 2019 if the community participates by making gifts to the project through FIYB.