Guests Transported to Vintage Vegas for ODA's 2018 Banyan Ball Earlier this Month



Glitz and glamour filled The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, as more than 300 attendees enjoyed a night in Vintage Vegas for The Out-of-Door Academy’s annual Banyan Ball. Guests were greeted by showgirls, Banyan Ball Chairs and an elegant champagne tower while enjoying the vocal stylings of Vegas favorites Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Many guests took the opportunity to roll the dice at games of chance before entering the ballroom for a decadent dinner service. Several items were auctioned off and a paddle raise demonstrated the community’s commitment to the students and programs that make ODA an exceptional institution for students in grades Pre-K - 12.

ODA extends a special thank you to Banyan Ball Chairs Courtney and Tony Bonacuse & Stacy and David White for their vision to bring this fun and festive theme to life. A special thanks to the Brunckhorst and Dart families for their generous sponsorship of this event. See a full list of sponsors at

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