As one of the premiere events of the Saratoga summer, I hope that you will join Honorary Chairs Tom and Karen Bellhouse, and Co-Chairs Denise Desmond and Belinda Kucharski as we will dine and delight while mingling with friends and special guests from the world of Thoroughbred Racing,

We’ll honor Jeff and Kara Haraden of Mohawk Honda, a couple dedicated to the betterment of our community through support of our programs and services, particularly our Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter. We’ll also honor a soon-to-be-named winning Thoroughbred who has captured our hearts. 

As a special treat for 2024, enjoy an incredible conversation, Honoring Our Heritage; Transforming for the Future with CAPTAIN CHS Founder Dr. Bill Long and Bill Casey, another longtime volunteer, supporter, and former Interim Executive Director and Board President.

Discover the inspiring narratives that your generosity has facilitated, featuring remarkable change-makers: Chad and Brittany Gregory, proud proprietors of Next Generation Roofing, Siding, and Paving; and Danielle Darrow, currently serving as a staff attorney at a local legal aid office dedicated to supporting low-income families.  Their empowering stories showcase the tangible impact of your support, illustrating how it has fueled transformations in lives and communities alike. 

We hope to make this year’s Gala the most spectacular and successful ever with Saratoga National’s award-winning golf course offering unsurpassed views and world class cuisine in an open-air tent. Of course, we’ll also have new and exciting items for our auction and raffle, entertainment by J Yager and Chris Dollard, a captivating program emceed by Spectrum News 1 anchor, Dan Bazile, and many more surprises!


Sponsorship & Honorary Committee Opportunities

Today, you have an amazing opportunity to make a better life for hundreds of kids, families, and seniors right here in our community!

Become a Sponsor and join the fight against hunger and homelessness, right here at home. Your support will help feed locals who are hungry, shelter the homeless, and help those in crisis move toward self-sufficiency.

Or join Honorary Committee Chairs Tom and Karen Bellhouse and Co-Chairs Denise Desmond and Belinda Kucharski on the 2024 An Unbridled Affair Honorary Committee! By joining our exclusive Honorary Committee, your name will be listed on the invitation and in the program, and you'll join the ranks of community heroes who are making a difference for kids, families, and seniors!

The deadline for logo and name placement in the invitation is Monday, April 1st.


Auction & Raffle Opportunities

You can donate new and exciting items for our auction and raffle!

Auction and raffle donors will receive their name and/or logo posted on the auction website prior to the Gala, their name listed clearly with their item/donation at the silent auction, their name in the program on the evening of the Gala, and social media recognition to nearly 3,000 CAPTAIN CHS followers prior to the event!


Thank You to Our Sponsors and Honorary Committee Members!

Whitney Community Heroes

Travers Level Sponsors

Alabama Level Sponsors

Jim Dandy Level Sponsors

Honorary Committee Members

  • Tom and Karen Bellhouse, Honorary Chairs
  • Adirondack Trust Co & Amsure
  • Bob and Claire Brown
  • Chelsea Place Psychological Services
  • Aimee and Gary Dake
  • Scott DeMarco
  • Desmond Media/Denise Desmond and Rob Picotte
  • Patti Ellis
  • Andy Gilpin and Danette Capron
  • Neil Golub and Karen Gerhardt
  • Michael and Stephanie Holley
  • Bill and Anne Long
  • Luibrand Law Firm PLLC
  • Terry Mango
  • Joseph and Jennifer Martin
  • Bob and Carol O'Connell
  • Bob and Loretta Parsons
  • Marilyn A. Pendergast
  • Kathy Simmonds and Virginia Touhey
  • Catherine Szenczy
  • Congressman Paul Tonko
  • Elizabeth Valentine, MD
  • Debra Verni
  • Fr. Richard Stephen Vosko