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The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is hosting their annual Foundation Ball and we’re ready for any excuse to dress up. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 15 if you’re ready to have a ball. Not only is it the perfect time to hit the dance floor, but you’re helping raise money for Rotaract’s three signature service projects. Keep reading for the deets and how you can get involved.
First things first—what’s the Rotaract Club?
The Rotaract Club is one of Birmingham’s outstanding service clubs and the Magic City is home to the largest Rotaract Club in the world. As a premier organization for young professionals in the city, they use three words to describe the essence of their club: Learn, Socialize and Serve.
With service at the core of what they do, the Rotaract Club partners with local nonprofits and organizations for monthly service projects. They also happen to host some stellar events, like the Foundation Ball. The event is open to the public, so make sure to grab your tickets today!
Who doesn’t love a “Mask-erade” ball?
After a year of Netflix, baking banana bread and Tik Tok, it’s time to dust off those dancing shoes for a good cause. To go along with this past year’s events, the Foundation Ball’s theme is “Mask-erade” so don your fanciest mask and dancing shoes. The event is black tie-optional and honestly, we could use any excuse to finally give our sweats a break.
Ticket holders get to enjoy food, live music, raffles, drinks (sorry, 21+ only) and more. If you’re really looking to ball out, there’s a VIP ticket option for those interested in participating in a Murder Mystery. When your Sherlock Holmes skills prove successful, you’ll get the chance to win a grand prize.
A regal event calls for a fairytale venue and that’s why this year’s Foundation Ball is taking place at Ross Bridge Resort & Spa. The scenic, castle-like hotel will serve as the backdrop the an event you don’t want to miss.
The event will take place outdoors to maximize health and safety of guests.
Bonus: If you’re attending the ball, check out Ross Bridge’s special rate at the Renaissance. Availability is limited, so don’t wait too long.
Foundation Ball sounds right up your alley? It gets better!
All proceeds from the Foundation Ball support the Roraract Club’s three signature service projects, including:
Created by the Rotaract Club of Birmingham in conjunction with community partners, Achieve Alabama is the first free state-wide scholarship database in the U.S. It helps provide a readily accessible platform to all Alabama High school students with customized scholarship opportunities, attributes and demographics. The database has already helped creat 27,000 scholarships totaling over $11 million.
Ready2Succeed is a mentorship program designed to provide high-achieving local high school students in the Birmingham City School System with guidance, encouragement and resources to help prepare for the college admission process, personal counseling with carrer professionals and more.
Ready2Read is a reading comprehension program that encourages a love of reading by providing classroom libraries to 2nd grade classrooms throughout the Birmingham City School Systems. About 40 Rotaract Club members voluneteer as reading buddies to local students.
Ready to dance the night away? Here’s a lil recap:
- What: Foundation Ball 2021: “Mask-erade”
- Where: 4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL 35226
- When: Saturday, May 15 @ 7-10:30PM
- Get your tickets today
Headed to the ball? Tag us in your “Mask-erade” photos @BhamNow + follow @RotaractBhm to stay up to date with their latest projects.