Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball

Friday, May 31, 2013 – Littleton, CO

6:00pm – 10:00pm
Red Rocks Church Littleton Campus
9136 W. Bowles Ave.

Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing, as adults with Down syndrome ages 18 and older are invited to the second annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Red Rocks Church’s Littleton Campus, sponsored by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the McDonnell Family Foundation. To reserve your spot, contact Carol Ammon at 303-257-6442 or carolammon@gmail.com. Please RSVP by May 1, and capacity is limited to 120 guests.


June 29, 2012 – Littleton, CO

The first annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball for Colorado’s adults with Down syndrome was held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the former Landmark Theater, now Red Rocks Community Church‘s Littleton Campus. The glamorous night of dinner, dancing and awards was well attended by more than 80 people, including 65 people who happen to have Down syndrome. Attendees could bring a date to the Ball, or arrive stag to mingle with several typical attendees looking for new dance partners. The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball was free to attend for individuals with Down syndrome, who could also receive a free formal gown from David’s Bridal or a free tuxedo rental from DenverTux.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Hollywood Ball was made possible by the generous support of the McDonnell Family Foundation, the Anna & John J. Sie Foundation and Red Rocks Church.

The Hollywood Ball featured dinner, dancing and awards recognizing members of the Down syndrome community at this first-of-its-kind event. A panel of judges was on-hand to crown the winners of a dance contest the Hollywood Ball King and Queen, in addition to other awards to make sure everyone feels like a Hollywood star.

“We are so excited to celebrate the beauty and brilliance of our Down syndrome community, and so grateful to the generous sponsors who made the Hollywood Ball possible,” said Michelle Sie Whitten, Executive Director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. “My mother Anna and Pat McDonnell have been conspiring to do this for years! The night is sure to be glamorous and eye-opening for those who haven’t experienced our community’s ability to rock a dance floor.”