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Capital City Ball: A Night to Remember

On November 20, 2010, the Capital City Ball had its third annual event.  The concept for the Capital City Ball was created in September 2007 by a group of DC area professionals who saw an opportunity to create a top notch, annual black tie party for the weekend before Thanksgiving. The event, every year attracts a diverse group of fun and friendly people all while raising money to combat human trafficking.  The evening was full of delicious sweet and savory heavy Hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, silent auction and a live band that kept the crowd on the dance floor all night long.   

Why the human trafficking cause? 

"My friend and co-founder, John Dunford had read an article in the Economist Magazine that over 27 million people worldwide were essentially modern day slaves in the growing issue of human trafficking.  We chose to combat human trafficking as our cause, because we felt it was such an egregious crime, and the organizations dedicated to fighting it needed a tremendous amount of support to effectively combat it," said Bruce Fries, co-founder of the Ball. 

"This is such an important organization to be a part of and I am happy I can help shed light on such a prominent issue that a lot of people don't know about it.  I definitely think with all the recent arrests and major cases in the news dealing with the human trafficking issue, organizations like this can continue to educate and combat such an horrible crime," said Sharon Valencia, a host committee chair.

Charities supported by the Capital City Ball are:  Courtney's House, Polaris Project and Fair Fund.  Check out more photos of the event, courtesy of Washington Life Magazine.