Celebrate GreenWorks’ Summer 2018 projects and hard-working volunteers with a party by the river.
The Root Ball, which is a play on words referring to the roots of a tree that are balled up in burlap before planting, was started by the Asheville Affiliates in 2013 as a fundraiser for the organization. Since then, we've kept up the tradition of a party by the river to celebrate the end of summer. While the event has been held in a different location each year, this time we are returning to our roots, back at the Boat House of the Smoky Park Supper Club where it all began.
Through generous donations from Root Ball sponsors, we are able to keep the ticket prices low. For only $25, guests are treated to live music by the Roaring Lions, free beer and wine and all-you-can-eat cookout.
The Root Ball boasts one of the most unique silent auctions featuring the best in outdoor gear, gift baskets and trips in Western North Carolina. Guests can bid on items from zip line canopy tours, to top-of-the-line kayaks, to cruiser bikes, to personal consultations with wildflower gardening experts. A raffle of native perennial trees and shrubs offer quality plants for the fall planting season.