The Beach Ball

What began as a simple backyard gathering for a few friends, The Beach Ball has evolved into Greenville’s premier outdoor private party for thousands of guests each year. Our city’s finest restaurants serve mouth-watering dishes and cocktails featuring award-winning wines and liquors are mixed for our guests to enjoy.

The Beach Ball also features a cigar bar, fine Scotch and Bourbon tasting, and spectacular entertainment. A one-of-a-kind surprise act is included each year, which in the past has ranged from figure skaters on an ice rink, to aerialists and dance troupes, to fire throwers.

Best of all, The Beach Ball exists to raise support for more than forty nonprofit organizations serving thousands of children and families each year. Who could have imagined helping people in need could be this much fun?

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AUGUST22, 2015


Individual tickets are $100, offering you the opportunity to sample the thirty-plus food and beverage tents, enjoy live music and dancing, an auction, raffle, as well as fireworks. The only things you’ll need your wallet for are the auction, raffle, and cigars.
Tickets are available at the Peace Center Box Office (864-467-3000) or through several area nonprofit organizations that serve as our official Ticket Selling Partners.
Each organization receives a portion of the proceeds from their individual ticket sales. See below for full TSP details.

Ticket Selling Partners:
We’ll organize the fundraiser; your organization gets the benefits. Every year, The Beach Ball selects nonprofit organizations to partner with us and become a Ticket-Selling Partner.
TSPs keep 50% of every ticket and/or table donation they generate. That means:
$1500 from each $3000 sponsorship for a Table of 10
$300 from each $600 for a Table of 4
$50 from every $100 ticket to the event

Become a TSP

Our 2015 Ticket Selling Partners:
A Child’s Haven

Camperdown Academy

Center for Developmental Services

Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Julie Valentine Center

Pendleton Place

Rebuild Upstate

For information about becoming a TSP or to pick up your tickets from the Beach Ball Foundation office contact Joanna May at joanna@beachballfoundation.org or (864) 230-3322.
Our office is located at 725 Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, SC from 8am-noon, Monday-Friday. (The office will be closed the week of following July 4th).
Thank you for your support of Beach Ball 2015!

The Beach ball is a rain or shine event.


The only seating available at the Beach Ball is through advanced-purchase exclusive seating, featuring exclusive seating areas, close proximity to entertainment, and seating under the trees as you enjoy The Beach Ball with your guests.

Table for Four

Entertain your guests at an intimate, round linen-covered table festively decorated and situated near featured restaurants and beverage tents. From your exclusive seating in the hospitality area, you and your guests will enjoy a premium view of the evening’s festivities.

This unique opportunity is available for $600. Tables are limited.

Reserve a Table

Table for Ten

The evening for you and your guests will begin with fast entry onto the Estate using our Sponsor vehicle entrance and Premium Parking. You can enjoy the evening under the trees and stars from a round, linen-covered table festively decorated and situated in close proximity to the culinary specialties offered through the evening. You and your guests will enjoy easy access to your favorite beverages at your private bar. For your comfort, private restroom facilities are also provided.

Your table includes five windshield passes, ten entry badges, and exclusive access to our Sponsor entrance at Pelham Road and Smith Road. This select promotional opportunity is $3,000 and limited.

Reserve a Suite

Exclusive Sponsor Suites

Sponsor Suites offer the most exclusive amenities for you and your guests. Your memorable evening begins at 6:00 PM, as you arrive at a private gated entrance (normally reserved for the family) for a rare Champagne Reception hosted by Mary Lou and Pat Hartness in their beautiful home. A private shuttle will whisk you to the home from Premium Parking to enjoy a Champagne Toast that will set the evening in motion.


Champagne Reception Sponsor


A quick shuttle ride back will take you directly to your private suite, a tented space that is fabric-draped and festively decorated for you and your guests to enjoy a premium view of the evening in style. Special lighting and greenery will further enhance your private oasis. Attendants will be on hand to assist in making your experience the most pleasurable.

Sponsor Suite holders are also invited to custom decorate your private lounge area as a way to share your own special touches with guests or to reflect your company’s image. A private suite-area bar is within easy reach, as are private restrooms. His and Hers Sponsor gift bags are filled with unique items for you and your guests to make The Beach Ball a truly memorable evening.

This distinctive and exclusive opportunity begins at $10,000.

Reserve a Table



The following will be providing food and beverages at the 2015 Beach Ball!


Featured Liquor Brands

Served at our Custom Cocktail Bars, generously provided by Ben Arnold Beverage Company!


Thomas Creek Brewery will be pouring River Falls Red Ale, Dockside Pilsner, and Deep Water Dopplebock.


Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this delectable evening possible. Their support allows us to benefit community charities making children’s and family’s lives better every day.

2014 Presenting Sponsors:


LCS - Sized

Entercom Sized

NAR Sized


Supporting Sponsors




The Beach Ball Foundation has been blessed with supportive partners from throughout the community. Our partners include more than thirty-five businesses and one-hundred volunteers who give of their time, talents, and services to make life better for children and their families in our community.



Explore Sponsorship Opportunities

The Details

Must Be 21 and Over
Rain or Shine
Advance Ticket Sales Only

When & Where

August 22, 2015 – 7:00pm

The Hartness Estate
300 Smith Rd
Greenville, SC 29615

What To Wear

The Beach Ball is an outdoor event. Rain or Shine.
The party space at the Hartness Estate is created from the ground up, on grass covered terrain. Therefore, flat shoes for the ladies are recommended. Wedge heels are also an option.
Resort wear, from shorts and khaki’s for men, to capri pants and sundresses for women it’s all about being comfortable and having fun!
While daytime temperatures may be high, once the sun sets, you may need a light sweater or wrap.
You likely won’t need a pocketbook. Although, there is a raffle and an auction, and for these a credit card or cash will be needed.


EACH GUEST Must Present Tickets or Badges for Entry.

NO tickets sold at the event.  Buy your tickets here through Entercom Communications PERKS!

MAIN ENTRANCE is Highway 14 & Smith Road for all Ticket Holders, Media Badge, and Table for Four Badge Holders.

Sponsor Entrance

Our Sponsor Entrance is at Pelham Road near Super Duper Publications at Smith Road. This entrance is exclusively for guests holding a SPONSOR Badge, SUITE Badge, Table for Ten Badge, Media, and All-Access Badge.

Each guest must have a windshield pass and badge for entry!

Exclusive Hotel Package

Greenville Marriott and Beach Ball Foundation have teamed up to offer an exclusive hotel package for the night of August 22nd.

Make your reservations for just one of their Guestrooms and get complementary shuttle access to the hotel after the event.

Hurry! Deadline to book is August 18th.


Directions from I-85:

From Greenville

Exit onto Pelham Rd. Keep right onto Pelham. Proceed to Highway 14. Turn Right onto 14. Travel approx.1.5 miles. Make a right onto Smith Road.

From Spartanburg

Exit onto Pelham Rd. Make a left over I-85 Proceed to Highway 14. Turn Right onto 14. Travel approx.1.5 miles. Make a right onto Smith Road.

From Woodruff Rd

Turn onto Highway 14 toward Pelham Rd. Travel approx. 2.0 miles. Turn left onto Smith Rd.

Blue Beach Ball Flags will mark Smith Road.