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The MetroBall committee of the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF) is pleased to announce the signing of award-winning dance-music icons Taylor Dayne and Cece Peniston, along with American Idol favorite David Hernandez, as the headliners for its 12th annual fundraiser on June 2, 2017 at the S4 nightclub in Dallas. The evening is always a terrific party for a great cause and features world-famous musical talent, surprise guests, a DJ-dance party, and incredible art and gifts at the Silent Auction. The tickets are now on sale at http:// or VIP Packages (4 guests) sell for $250; individual tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door (7-10pm on June 2).


The powerful award-winning singer, Taylor Dayne, has wowed her Dallas fans in two previous events, performing at Black Tie Dinner in 2011 and for MetroBall 6 in 2012. Her 2012 MetroBall appearance set a fundraising record for the number of event attendees and number of tickets sold.

”It’s been 25 years this year since ‘Tell It to My Heart’ was released, and all along my gay fans have always been my most loyal, incredible, passionate and fun audience,” said Taylor Dayne.

The preliminary timeline for MetroBall on June 2, 2017:

  • VIP party begins 6pm
  • Doors open 7pm
  • David Hernandez, Host, 8:15pm
  • Cece Peniston, 8:45pm
  • Taylor Dayne 9:15pm

Over the past two decades, the annual MetroBall event has raised more than $500,000 and assisted more than 3,000 people with HIV/AIDS. GDMAF’s community partners include AIDS Arms, AIDS Outreach Center Fort Worth, Resource Center, AIDS Interfaith Network, Health Services of North Texas Denton, Health Services of North Texas Plano, AIDS Services of Dallas, Amelia Court – Parkland Hospital and Arch Center – Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

The MetroBall is the primary fundraising source for GDMAF, a North Texas-based 501c3 organization founded in 1996 with a mission to provide emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and to those who are unable to receive social services assistance. David Hearn is the Founder and Treasurer of GDMAF and he has been honored with the following awards recognizing his volunteer work and community service: JCPenney’s James Cash Penney Award, 1996; KRLD’s Citizen of the Week, 1996; C.U.R.E.’s Open Heart Award, 2009; Dallas Bears’ Randy Franklin “I Care” Community Service Award, 2011; Health Services of North Texas’ Hearts and Heroes Spirit Award, 2012; Miss Gay Texas State Pageant System’s “Around the World” Midnite Memorial Legends Award, 2015; Leather Knights’ John Leaphart Memorial Award for Community Service, 2015; Dallas Voice Readers Voice LGBT Role Model Award, 2016; AIDS Arms Heart and Hands Award, 2016; and POZ Magazine’s POZ 100, 2016


Warwick Melrose Dallas

Metroball is proud to announce that the Warwick Melrose Hotel at 3015 Oak Lawn , Dallas TX. 75219 is the official hotel with special rates while you are in Dallas for Metroball 2017.
Visit our Host Hotel page here for more information

Information on sponsorship packages – beginning at the $250.00 Bronze level – up to $15,000 for a Presenting Sponsor – are available at, or contact David Hearn at or 972-743-6323. Caven Enterprises, AJBart, AHF, Dallas Voice, Wendy Krispin Caterer, Dark Hour, Haunted House, AD Art Co., UPS Store Cedar Springs and McKinney Ave., Avita Pharmacy, John Deluna – Design|Copy| Strategy, Wynne Transportation are committed MetroBall sponsors (as of 12/8/15).


Date: Friday June 2, 2017
Location: S4, “Dallas’ Premier Dance Club” Dallas, TX

Doors open at 7:00 pm.
$30 Advance tickets | $35 at Door


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