Ball For a Worthy Cause
The women were like a vision straight out of a fairy tale, and the gents as dashing as any prince charming. The annual Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Sameer Younis Foundation Grand Charity Ball had everyone dressed to the nines.
Held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Saturday, November 7, under the theme, 'Our Youth. Our Focus. Our Future.', the night started off with a cocktail reception before guests were allowed to enter the beautifully appointed Montego Suite Ballroom.
Hosted by Dr Aggrey Irons, the goodly doc kept the programme running smoothly, carried on by the melodies that filled the ballroom by the great Fab 5 band.
Before opening the dance floor, Sameer Younis gave a brief welcome and thanked not only the numerous guests who showed up, but his hard-working team, who helped with the beautiful silver and blue dÈcor, as well as helping to plan the event, which, by all indications, so far shaped up to be a success.
He also spoke about the work of his foundation which is geared towards assisting inner-city youth. During his speech, he ceded the floor for two testimonials. The first was from Judi-Ann Barrett, who went through the Youth Leadership Programme with the Foundation. Now, not only is she equipped to start her own business with the entrepreneurial training that she received, she is also a certified payroll clerk.
Constable Andrew Williams also spoke highly of the foundation as he has collaborated with it through the Jamaica Constabulary Force. He noted that the programme opened up his eyes and helped to bridge the gap between the force and the youth.
Then it was time to party! As is customary, Younis and his wife, Leila opened the dance floor as Fab 5 took the dancers through the paces from soca to pop. Dinner provided the perfect reprieve for the revellers to catch their breath. During dinner, there was a Cabaret Performance by the talented Nicketa Steer and Jermaine Blake, which set the tone in getting guests relaxed and rejuvenated for the next round of dancing.
And danced they did like there was no tomorrow. The night only got better for 11 lucky winners who walked away with some phenomenal prises which included round trip ticket for two courtesy of American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.