You are invited to the exciting Ballsfest--making a debut at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel, September 22, from 2-6 p.m. Join a fun filled event for the whole family, at Holmdel's beautiful iconic venue dubbed the Metroburb. Frank returns to his hometown of Holmdel, and invites all to join the team to celebrate some incredible Ballers! The Baller Ceremony, the crowd favorite will surely be a highlight. The setting, food and drinks will be incredible, and the company, well… it’s BALLSFEST! Come experience a fundraising event like no other, bring some friends, come hungry and ready to have some fun! New to Ballsfest? Take a couple minutes and watch this short video about where Ballsfest has been and and where Ballsfest is going! Tickets Banner.png


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BALLSFEST is a registered non-profit organization that lifts the spirits of children, young adults, and their families affected by cancer. All of the Ballsfest proceeds go directly to families battling pediatric cancer. Organizers and supporters of Ballsfest provide unforgettable experiences for those facing obstacles with the disease. The term, "Ballsfest", was created by Frank DeBlasi, a testicular cancer survivor and keen supporter of children living with cancer.

DeBlasi grew up in Holmdel, attending Village, Indian Hill and Satz. He is a 1994 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. The term Ballsfest is a play on words, and one that reflects Frank's positive spirit during his own battle. Combining his love for the upstate New York area and the Dave Matthews Band, Frank first hosted a small gathering for friends and concert goers on the grounds of Saratoga State Park in 2007. This initial gathering began a stream of annual events that grew dramatically in size over the years, and proceeds raised at these events were to benefit a national cancer foundation.

However, in 2013, Frank decided to shift focus with the proceeds from his annual event, and started to identify children in the local area affected by cancer. Since then, Ballsfest has honored and celebrated a number of these children in the upstate New York region and looks forward to deepening its impact further. Ballsfest conducts a signature annual fundraising event, and solicits grants and contributions year-round from individuals, private foundations and others, for the purpose of supporting young children who are facing difficult challenges. 

More information about Ballsfest: 

Year-Round Ballsfest Programs

Distraction and Diversion: In an effort to help lift the hearts of patients undergoing long days of treatment, Ballsfest will visit the hospital monthly to provide therapeutic and developmentally appropriate activities. Visits will include a fun, hands-on activity to encourage socialization, creativity, emotional expression, and to aid in maintaining a sense of normalcy within the hospital environment.

Ballsfest in the Community: Whether in treatment or after the completion of treatment,
families draw hope, support, strength, and friendship from one another. Understanding the importance of the support offered through these relationships, Ballsfest will organize periodic family gatherings outside of the hospital to celebrate hope and life.

Ballsfest Buddies: We are excited to partner with other local foundations to provide ongoing support through already existing programs, as well as newly created avenues of support.

Holiday Happenings: The holiday season can be extremely stressful for families. Ballsfest will provide support to relieve the financial and logistical worries of the season.

To inquire about upcoming activities, volunteer opportunities, ways to help, sponsorship programs, or to learn more about supporting our mission, please contact us at  you can always donate at any time here!