SneakerBall is the only black-tie and sneakers gala that annually celebrates the best of sports in the greater Washington, DC region.
September 13, 2011
The event is a unique Black-tie and Sneakers event that honors the region’s sports pioneers and their accomplishments. The event includes a cocktail reception and silent auction, dinner, GWSA awards ceremony, and games and amusements.
ESPN has the ESPY Awards to honor the greats in sports, and DC has its own version. It’s called SneakerBall, albeit on a much smaller scale. But unlike the ESPYS, you get to wear comfortable shoes – sneakers – with that suit and tie, and that formal gown. That’s why it’s called SneakerBall. Sports fans vote for their favorite person in several categories online.
Those in attendance include over 100 professional athletes and Olympians. Also attending are Greater Washington’s sports franchise ownership groups, leaders of the region’s business community, and the Sports Alliance charitable partners.
6:30PM – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
8:00PM – Welcome & Dinner
8:30PM – Greater Washington Sports Alliance
Hall of Champions Ceremony
9:30PM – Games & Amusements
The event will begin with a Red carpet at 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be available while live entertainment is provided by Wizard Girls and live music by Red Rockers. Prepare for the silent auction which will have over 100 unique auction packages. At 8:00 p.m. dinner will be served courtesy of Windows Catering and then the Award Program begins! At 10:00 p.m. is when all the fun starts at The After Party TICKETS (you need a separate ticket for this part). The after party will include music , dancing, foosball and car racing. Who knew evening wear and sports wear went so well together?
Championship Sponsor: $20,000
League Sponsor: $15,000
Division Sponsor: $10,000
Team Sponsor: $7,500
The event benefits local youth investment organizations that use sports to enhance education, encourage physical fitness, and develop leadership skills.
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