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Capital City Ball scores again with their night to combat human trafficking
Capital City Ball scores again with their night to combat human trafficking

November 19, 2011—Washington, D.C.  Black tie. Check.  Fine Dining and Open Bar. Check.  Live Band and DJ. Check.  Packed dance floor.  Check.  Worthy cause.  Check.  The annual Capital City Ball, entering its fourth year, has everything a Washingtonian would want in a D.C. charity ball event.  The Capital City Ball’s mission is to host a great party and raise money and awareness to combat human trafficking.  Unlike its counter parts during ball and gala season in Washington, the Capital City Ball encourages more of a live party where guests are encouraged to dance with a huge dance floor, live band and DJ which is not typical of the Washington’s reputation of “stuffy” parties. 

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 and modern-day slavery.  "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 year’s silent auction most notably had a pair of sneakers and shoes worn by Sex and City’s Sarah Jessica Parker and even a signed photo from Justin Bieber.  Guests enjoyed taking photos all night and even had their chance to be a kid again by participating in a candy station full of delicious goodies.

Proceeds from this year’s event benefited Bridge to Freedom, Courtney's House, HIPS and WEAVE to support their work fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

To see more photos and find out how you can support the Capital City Ball check out:  www.capitalcityball.org .