Golden Tickets Now Available for 2017 Sneaker Ball

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Celebrate the Champion in all of us at the 2017 Sneaker Ball

2017 Sneaker Ball

The Sneaker Ball is the most elegant evening on the Special Olympics Kentucky calendar.

“Nike” isn’t a response you generally hear to “What are you wearing” on the red carpet, but at the Sneaker Ball, that’s par for the course. So are Adidas, New Balance, Converse and more. This year the Sneaker Ball will find a new home when it is held at the Marriott East off Hurstbourne Lane in Louisville on Saturday, October 28.

To solidify an initiative started four years ago when attendees were asked to wear athletic shoes as a sign of camaraderie with Special Olympics athletes, the annual Special Olympics Kentucky gala was rebranded as The Sneaker Ball two years ago. The change has been universally popular.

The fun and sporty night begins with a cocktail hour that starts at 6:00 pm. The silent auction tables will also open at that time. A sit-down dinner and the event program begins at 7:30 with the live auction beginning at 8:15.

With your help the Sneaker Ball will raise funds for year-round sports, health and education programs benefitting thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state.

At 9 pm, the after party kicks in with live music from Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes.

2017 Sneaker Ball Ambassadors

Our athlete ambassadors enjoy the opportunity to share their Special Olympics experiences with other guests at the
Sneaker Ball.

The Sneaker Ball is a fun way to entertain clients or reward employees, and tables or tickets are available at levels that can fit any personal or corporate budget.

Even if you can’t join us at the Marriott, you can still get involved in the fun. We will once again be selling “Golden Tickets.” This year the Golden Ticket winner will receive a designated prize — .two tickets to see the New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox in a luxury box at Yankee Stadium (food and beverages included), with a pre-game tour by a World Series Yankee, two nights at the Muse Hotel and a $750 travel gift card. This once-in-a-lifetime package is valued at more than $5,000. Golden Ticket chances are just $100 each and only 150 will be sold. You can purchase your Golden Ticket on-line here.

You can also bid remotely on the silent auction items as soon as the auction goes live and throughout the evening of the event at

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We hope you join us for one of the most fun, exciting nights of the SOKY year. For more information, contact Jennifer McMahon at 502-695-8222 or

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