The 2015 “Justice For All Ball” had exciting new venues, food purveyors, music and prizes.
The Patron Party took place at the Pelicans Indoor Practice Facility. Pigeon Catering, led by Lea Freeman, provided a beautiful spread of food. Joe Simon’s Jazz provided entertainment. Pierre the Pelican was on hand to help guests second line to the Ball at the Saints Indoor Training Facility.
Gayle Benson served as honorary chair, with special thanks to her husband Tom Benson, who made the evening possible by agreeing to host both the Parton Party and the Ball in both Pelicans and Saints facilities. Steve Lane, also a board member of the Pro Bono Project, served as committee chair.
More than 40 food and beverage purveyors provided for the evening. Leslie McMichael and her team at LesCo Productions donated services for a stunning event design pro bono. McMichael and her team created 12 miniature indigenous New Orleans houses with doors reflecting the overall theme of opening doors. Each house offered a different story about The Project, its volunteers, the clients it serves and the overall impact of the organization in the New Orleans community.
The Yat Pack provided the evening entertainment. Guests were treated to “half time” performances by the Saintsations, the Pelican Dance Team and the 610 Stompers. Stephen Lindsley was also available for caricatures. A live auction provided prizes such as original artwork and a New Orleans Saints exclusive package. There was also a raffle.
The Pro Bono Project would like to acknowledge the entire 2015 Ball Committee and the lawyers and staff of Herman, Herman & Katz LLC, with a special shout out to the Volunteers and The Pro Bono Project Staff who worked tirelessly throughout the evening to make certain that the event ran smoothly for all 700 guests.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: 27th annual “Justice for All Ball,” benefiting The Pro Bono Project
When: Friday, September 18
Where: Patron Party in Pelicans Indoor Practice Facility; Gala in Saints Indoor Training Facility