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Saturday January 22nd 2011

6:00pm Doors open at 5:30pm

Hosted by the Austin African-American

Firefighters Association

It’s that time again! Make plans now, save the date, and come share a fine evening of dining and dancing with Austin Firefighters. This event is open to the community and is a fund-raising event to benefit the Ed Bridges Scholarship Fund. See more information and details below. Share your thoughts about the ball here [Blog It] and on our event Facebook page .



Saturday, January 21st, 2011



Doors open at 5:30

Dinner at 6:15P.M. (MENU)


Entertainment at 9:00P.M. -1:00am





Crowne Plaza Hotel

6121 NORTH IH 35
AUSTIN, TX 78752

Hotel Front Desk: 512-323-5466 | Hotel Fax: 512-453-1945


Discounted rate for ball attendees!

Keynote Speaker – Ann “Brown Sugar” Wolfe

Hailing from Waco, TX, Ann Wolfe is now retired from boxing and spends her time as a professional trainer, motivational speaker, and non-profit organization founder working with youth. Wolfe last fought in 2006, knocking out Cassandra Giger and decisioning Lisa Ested. Since then, she has indicated that she is finished with her own boxing, preferring to work as a trainer. For the past several years, Wolfe has been training boxers, including unbeaten rising Middleweight prospect James Kirkland.



  • Only boxer in history, male or female, to hold 4 titles in 4 different weight classes at the same time.
  • 8-Time World Champion:

02/2001 – WBF Junior Middleweight

05/2001 – IFBA Junior Middleweight

07/2001 – IFBA Middleweight

10/2001 – WIBA Junior Middleweight

06/2002 – IFBA Super Middleweight

12/2002 – WIBC Super Middleweight

08/2003 – NABA Super Middleweight

05/2004 – IBA Light Heavyweight

08/2005 – IBA Light Heavyweight (defended title)



Ticket Information


$30 person Dinner & Dance / $10 Dance only


Purchase 10 tickets and get your own table for your group

(seats 10) for $275


* Ticket Sales online until 1pm on Saturday the 21st & 2pm at Black Butterfly. All ticket purchases after  2pm will be at the door only.


Tickets are available online now and at

Black Butterfly Bath & Boutique

811 E. 13th St

Austin, TX 78702


Mitchie’s Art Gallery

7801 North Lamar Blvd, Bldg. B Ste. 148. Austin, Texas 78752 512.323.6901  


(AFD Personnel can contact Bobby Johns or Preston Curtis for tickets as well)


 To purchase tickets online* , please click the credit cards below:

$3 online service fee

 * Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call.


If you cannot make it to the ball, you can make a donation online here.



  • Door Prizes

  • Professional photographer

  • Cash Bar

  • Sponsor Coupons Give-Aways

  • Vendor Booths

  • Four Course Meal



Mr DIG (DJ Rockie Rock) – 9:00pm – 1:00am

Photography services provided by:

Camelot Photography






Master of Ceremonies

Cory Walker, Sr.


Cory Walker, Sr., is a native of the great state of Arkansas and is grateful for his old-school upbringing and humble beginnings.  He is the youngest of eight children. As a young man, he desired to do something significant.  Realizing his gift to empower people through words, he pursued his passion for public speaking.  Chasing his dream has afforded him many performance opportunities: stage, radio, film, to sharing a podium with the unforgettable, Dr. Cornell West.

In 2003, Mr. Walker earned a Certificate in Ministry from the Full Counsel School of Ministry in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  He is the founder of the Random Acts of Kindness Day for the City of Little Rock and of Bragg & Livingston Co., LLC.  In addition, he has served as a 10 year volunteer for the Dr. MLK Jr. Commission, Charter Member of the U of A Single Ring Committee, Member of the College Station Community FCU Board of Directors, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Small Business Taskforce volunteer, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Walker completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Minor in Secondary Education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Mr. Cory Walker, Sr., is an inspirational public speaker and entrepreneur and has successfully implemented the Men of Distinction program at the Austin Community College. Walker now serves as a new team member at the African American Men & Boys Harvest Foundation.

Mr. Walker believes that anyone who desires to win in life will win, if they don’t quit.

This is a semi-formal dress to impress event!

Both single and couple will be present



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