By: Erica M. Ponder
HOUSTON — The bosses came out to play in honor of a great cause for the the Fifth Annual Boss Life Ball at Union Station Sunday night!
Hosted by Slim Thug and the Boss Life Foundation, the star-studded event honored some H-Town favorites while gaining donations for the organization’s scholarship fund.
Photo Cred: Premier Media Partners, Boss Life Foundation with Daymond John
Thanks to Lemon-Lime Light Media, the night began with an exclusive red carpet, featuring familiar faces like the beautiful LisaRaye McCoy, Aventer Gray (wife of Pastor John Gray), Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans, Chester Pitts, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Miss Mykie, Comedian Ali Siddiq, Slim Thug, and honorees Bun B., ABC’s Shark Tank personality Daymond John, and Tilman Fertitta, owner of the Houston Rockets.
Photo Cred: Premier Media Partners, Miss Mykie showing off her beautiful engagement ring!
Photo Cred: Premier Media Partners, Tilman Fertitta & Floyd Mayweather, Jr. chatting it up!
Our favorite celebrities also gave us great insight on why giving back was so crucial and important to them.
“Because you can’t do it by yourself, and somebody gave it to you, and somebody gave it to them, so you gotta pass it down, because we’re not in this world by ourselves. It ain’t fun if you have it all by yourself,” LisaRaye said in a matter-of-fact fashion.
Photo Cred: Premier Media Partners, LisaRaye McCoy
Just because she was serving me that shoulder with a wink! Yessssss, LisaRaye!
“We from the hood, we from Acres Home where we building those houses at, so it only makes sense… we just wanted to make sure we reach back and do something,” Slim Thug said. In 2018, Slim Thug also vows to keep bossing up and to continue giving back!
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee gave her stamp of approval on Boss Life, saying “Boss Life is the kind of foundation that brings all of you, the prestigious boxing world, the faith community, business, and many of us together.” We couldn’t agree more with that statement!
Photo Cred: Premier Media Partners, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
In addition, Boss Awards were presented to the honorees. Madd Hatta of 97.9 The Box and Industrial Welding Academy were also awarded for their leadership and community efforts.
Towards the end of the night, Daymond John reminded attendees to donate to the Boss Life Scholarship Fund, saying “It doesn’t matter how much you give no one knows but you. But please text right now to donate because the recipient could be your child or a family member. Wouldn’t it be great if your child was the next Daymond John or the next Slim Thug? Well with education and you all’s help, that can happen.”
Love me some Aventer Gray! She’s a phenomenal woman, and wife to the phenomenal Pastor John Gray.
Photo Cred: Premier Media Partners, Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson
Shout out to the people and organizations that made the Boss Life Ball possible! They are: Justin Martin of IJustGotHit.com, Central Houston Automotive Group, Active Athlete, Premier Media Partners, Lasting Empressions Events, Tart Enterprise, The Boss Life Foundation, Keynote Peach Moscato, and The City of Houston.
You can support this worthy cause too by texting your donation to 832-514-6473!
Photo Cred: Premier Media Partners
(L-R Terri Thomas of Radio-One Houston, KG Smooth of Majic 102.1 & Jonathan Cook of Radio-One Houston)
About The BossLife Foundation:
The BossLife Foundation (BLF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2015 to focus greater attention on research and educating the specifically in low-income communities. BLF is also dedicated to educational programs and mentoring the youth.