As we started planning our 2020 schedule of events, we were excited to plan an event to celebrate 25 years of serving the community and at the same time celebrate our 15th MetroBall. What started as a small house party has evolved into a premier event featuring a combination of great throwback artists and up and coming entertainers.
As COVID-19 became a part of our reality in March, we had hoped it would pass quickly and we would still be able to celebrate with you in June. However, time passed and things only got worse, so we postponed until September.
Unfortunately, with COVID cases at record numbers and event restrictions in place for the foreseeable future, we have no choice but to cancel MetroBall for 2020. It was a difficult decision, as the money raised is used to help so many people, but we must put the safety of our attendees, volunteers, performers and the venue staff first.
The good news is that all of our entertainers have confirmed for MetroBall XV on Friday, June 4, 2021. We’ll be looking forward to a great event with Tiffany, Jennifer Holliday, Thea Austin and Chris Chism. We are contacting sponsors directly to discuss options. If you already purchased tickets for this year’s event, we can roll those tickets to next year or you can contact David Hearn at email@example.com to request a refund. If you would like to donate the cost of your ticket to help those in need, you do not need to take any action and we thank you.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook or visit our website, gdmaf.org for updates and for information about upcoming virtual events. As an all-volunteer organization, we can’t do it without you. Thank you for supporting us throughout the years and making a real difference in the lives of those living with HIV and/or AIDS. Stay safe. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
The GDMAF Board of Directors
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The Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF), presenting organization of MetroBall XV, is officially announcing the selection of legendary pop star TIFFANY to headline at the 15th annual MetroBall fundraiser on June 4, 2021 at the Station 4 nightclub. Joining the lineup is Grammy-winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY and THEA AUSTIN formerly of SNAP. Dallas-based CHRIS CHISM will perform his current hits and emcee this special fundraising event. Station 4 (S4) is located at 3911 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75219. More than 700 guests are expected at the one-night event featuring three world-famous entertainers, an incredible 100-plus-item silent auction and DJ-dance party. Over the past 25 years, GDMAF has raised more than $800,000 with MetroBall as their primary fundraiser, providing desperately needed assistance for more than 3,500 people with HIV and AIDS across the DFW Metroplex. “With this being our 25th Anniversary of GDMAF, we have invited all former Board Members to come back for this special year and event” said David Hearn, Founder of GDMAF.