Monumental Sports' Larhonda Lombardi and Availor Philanthropy's Katherine Kennedy flank D.C. United forward Chris Pontius.
PENN QUARTER --
Washington’s only black tie and sneakers gala, the ninth annual SneakerBall
returned to the National Building Museum on Tuesday night.
Boasting an extensive evening program, yesterday’s glitzy bash began with a cocktail hour and silent auction presented by Events DC
and spanned a full dinner and awards ceremony, before ending with a late-night after party presented by local tech titan Living Social
Turning out to show their support for the charitable benefit that is organized each year in recognition of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation
was a bevy of both current and former athletes from the Washington Redskins
, Washington Wizards
, Washington Kastles
, and D.C. United
Established in 2003, the Alliance is charged with a mission to create economic stimulus and civic pride by initiating and supporting the successful execution of sporting events in the Greater Washington area.
Spotted both chatting with guests during dinner and mingling about the lively after party yesterday was Wizards point guard John Wall
, D.C. United forward Chris Pontius
, and Redskins hall of famer Darrell Green
, among countless other household names.
Guest were treated to a live performance by the Wizards Girls before a moment of remembrance was had in memory of the tragedy of 9/11.
This year’s awards ceremony recognized Joe Theismann
as the 2012 Hall of Champions inductee, as well as honored the still undefeated Washington Kastles with an Outstanding Team Performance Award.
As the evening progressed, the dance floor grew increasingly crowded with guests no doubt encouraged by their comfortable and colorful footwear.
Kickin’ it, for real.