Ball History

Year Location SpeakerEntertainmentInfo
2024Kalahari HotelJeremy HillsDJ Quan
2023Sheraton at the Capital1st 3 Black Females hired in TxMr. DIG
2020Crowne Plaza HotelEric ByrdDJ Quan
2019Crowne Plaza HotelSteve AdlerDJ Quan
2018Crowne Plaza HotelHerb FultonDJ Quan
2017Crowne Plaza HotelKoy McDermottDJ Quan
2016Crowne Plaza HotelLarry BrownDJ Quan
2015Ben Hur Shine TempleChadwick SapenterDJ Quan
2014Crowne Plaza HotelPamela WadeDJ Quan
2013Crowne Plaza HotelLos EllisDj Mr. DIG
2012Crowne Plaza HotelMarv AbramsDj PleaseTuskeg
2011Crowne Plaza HotelAnn WolfeMr. DIG
2010Crowne Plaza HotelMr. DIG
2009Crowne Plaza HotelJoseph MuhammadMr. DIGSCR
2008Crowne Plaza HotelEddie Burns SrDJ JahFlex
All U Need
2007Crowne Plaza HotelJohn T. JonesDJ Mr. DIG
All U Need
2006Red Lion HotelMorris L. OverstreetKyle Turner
2005Double Tree HotelState Representative 
Dawnna Dukes
Nelson Linder
Albert Walker
James Hill

Firefighter Darren Hyson came up with idea of the first Firefighter’s Ball in Austin, TX hosted by the Austin African-American Firefighter’s Association. Firefighter Preston Curtis worked closely with Hyson and helped with the planning and implementation to make this event a reality.