Washington, DC (September 14th, 2011) – On September 13th, 2011, the District’s athletic elite gathered at the National Building Museum in their red carpet best and their coolest lace up rubber soles to celebrate the seventh annual Sneakerball.
There, Mystics, Redskins, Capitals and other teams represented and enjoyed the evening hosted by Steve Buckhantz. This year, Sneakerball inducted Charles Mann to the 2011 Hall of Championship and Chris Cooley was honored with the 2011 DC Sportsperson of the year.
SneakerBall is an annual black tie and sneakers gala that celebrates the best of sports in the Washington, D.C. region. The event is organized to recognize the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the Sports Alliance that uses the philanthropic generosity to make strategic investments in emerging non-profits that use sports to enhance children’s lives.
For the first time in the event’s history, the Greater Washington Sports Alliance also hosted an official SneakerBall After-Party presented by Digital Management following the gala. This featured a dessert buffet featuring Windows Catering and Gifford’s Ice Cream, athlete appearances, games, DJ and dancing.