When and where is the Wonderball?
The Wonderball begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 24th at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232.
Where should I park?
Parking will be available on surrounding streets or in the Oregon Convention Center Parking Garage entrance on Lloyd Blvd. for $8.00. Go to JoyRx.org/GalaParking to see a map.
What is the suggested attire?
The evening will be filled with the vibrant colors, sounds, flavors, and styles of 1950s Havana, inspired by the Tropicana, Havana’s legendary open-air nightclub. We also suggest playful cocktail attire. For inspiration click here.
What if I have specific dietary needs?
Please email Christina Heesacker at CHeesacker@JoyRx.org by September 20th
What does ¡El Baile! mean?
It's an abridged version of El Baile Maravilloso, "The Wonderball" in Spanish. El Baile itself means "The Dance", "The Ball", or "The Party" in Spanish.
What is Pre-Registration?
When you pre-register your credit card information with CCA, you’ll enjoy a fast and easy check-in the night of.
How do I pre-register?
It’s simple! Email Cheesacker@JoyRx.org for the link.
Why does CCA use Mobile Bidding?
There are a number of great reasons to use Mobile Bidding!
• It allows you to enjoy the event and bid from anywhere in the Convention Center.
• You will receive a text message when the auction opens.
• You’ll receive automatic text messages when someone outbids you for an item.
• You can allow the system to bid for you up to your maximum amount.
• You can check the status of your bids at any time from wherever you are.
• You can see what packages you won after each section closes.
• No more bid sheets.
Do I have to register separately for Mobile Bidding?
Nope! Registering for the Wonderball will also allow you to bid in the silent auction. Be sure to provide the same cell phone number the night of the event as when you register.
I have a friend who wants to come to the event, but is not very good with computers or texting. Is there someone who can assist them?
Of course! We’ll have special volunteers serving as ‘Bid Buddies’ at the Wonderball. They are happy to help anyone who needs assistance with bidding, or does not have mobile access.
What if I cannot bring a smartphone or tablet to the event? Can I still bid on packages?
If you have an older cell phone you can register it at check-in the night of the event. This will allow you to receive outbid notifications via text message, but you will need to find a CCA volunteer ‘Bid Buddy’ with a tablet or smart phone to place bids for you.
When can I start bidding?
Approximately 60 seconds after you check in the night of Wonderball you will receive a text message containing a link that will take you directly to your personal bidder page!
What is the after party?
The after party starts just after the Wonderball program ends and will go past midnight. It will feature a DJ set by Rev. Shines, late-night snacks, beer, wine, and champagne.
Admission and one drink ticket is included for everyone who attends the Wonderball. Additional guests are welcome to attend and pay a door cover.
Making a Gift During the Special Appeal
Can I make my Wonderball Special Appeal gift in monthly installments to CCA?
Yes, simply tell our volunteers at the registration/checkout table that you would like to fulfill your gift by making monthly payments.
I work for a company that matches my gift. Can I do this?
Yes, please let our volunteers at the registration table know how we can help you complete your matching gift request. Our team will be happy to answer any other questions you may have!
Jenny O’Bryan, VP of Development
JOBryan@JoyRx.org or (503) 200-5114
Christina Heesacker, Development Specialist
Cheesacker@JoyRx.org or (503) 200-5117