Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball

Friday, June 6, 2014 – Denver, CO

2014 Hollywood Ball6:00pm – 10:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel
1114 14th St.

At the third annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball “Silver Screen”, adults with Down syndrome enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing in the era of the Roaring 20s and 30s.

Adults with Down syndrome age 16 and older, their family and friends, and all community supporters were invited. View photos of the Hollywood Ball “Silver Screen”


Friday, May 31, 2013 – Littleton, CO

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

At the second annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball, adults with Down syndrome enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Red Rocks Church’s Littleton Campus, sponsored by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the McDonnell Family Foundation. View photos from the event.


June 29, 2012 – Littleton, CO

The first 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.”