10th Annual Scholarship Masked Ball tickets now available

Posted by ncarter | 12/17/2009 04:31 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Chi-Lites will headline Paine College’s 10th Annual Scholarship Masked Ball on Friday, February 12, 2010. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites. The highly anticipated black tie scholarship benefit has become Paine College’s premiere fundraising event. In the past, it has attracted celebrities and dignitaries that included, former Supreme, Mary Wilson; Grammy Award winner, Lou Rawls; Soul Food star, Darrin Henson; singer and Tony Award winner, Melba Moore; actor and singer Clifton Davis, Emmy Award winner Cicely Tyson; and 1968 Gold-Medalist, Tommie Smith and many more.

Like years before, this year’s event will be one filled with memories that will last a lifetime. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on fine art at the Silent Art Auction. There will also be the famed “Parade of Masks” and the “Purple Carpet”. Guest will also enjoy an evening of fine dining, dancing, and entertainment. The College invites area businesses and corporations to participate by providing generous sponsorships for the event. Early reservations for prime seating and sponsorships are now being accepted. Tickets may be purchased for $100 from the Paine College Business Office, Haygood- Holsey Hall, Suite 109 or by calling (706) 821-8233.

 Proceeds benefit the Paine College student scholarships. About The Chi-Lites The Chi-Lites have shaped the sound of soul in the Midwest since the 1970’s. With 11 top ten R&B singles during a single decade, The Chi-Lites proved to be consistent with their popular style and sound. Some of their top-selling singles on the 70’s were “Have You Seen Her” and “Oh Girl”. In the early 1990’s, The Chi-Lites entered the studio with a dynamic blend of all new material. Songs, such as “Happy Music”, add an up-tempo flare to their music, while “Solid Love Affair” brings listeners back to a more traditional ballad. The magic of The Chi-Lites has proven to be undiminished and will always be a vital sound to Chicago soul.

For more information contact Natasha Carter at (706) 396-7591 or ncarter@paine.edu. Please visit www.paine.edu for updates about the event.