The 2016 Nike Sneakerball is in the books and this one didn’t disappoint. Word must of gotten out that this was the party to be at. When I arrived at the venue, there were people waiting outside in the rain to get in. Many guests waited in line for more than an hour to get in the doors. I saw one brotha who had plastic bags over his shoes so he wouldn’t mess up his Oregon Ducks shoes. That’s dedication. I just wore a pair of old busted Nike’s until I was finished setting up.
This year the African drumming group Baramakono lead by Hakim Muhammad performed three pieces in front of an captive audience.
I was at the front entrance photographing guests as they arrived at the venue. And Antonio Harris provided onsite printing for the guests also.
Every year a member of the Black Employees & Friends Network is honored as Person of the Year. This year, Thomas was given that honor for his work and dedication the past year.
Every year there is a Nike Sneakerball King and Queen crowned for having the best sneakers at the ball. Three fellas and three ladies were chosen to participate and the winner was chosen by round of applause from the audience.
This year DJ Clark Kent rocked the crowd on the 1’s and 2’s. On a side note, there was this guy trying to get me to put in a song request to the DJ. I think he was low-key mad I didn’t do it. But later found out, he wasn’t taking request. Saved me the embarrassment of asking.
I wanted to get a decent photo of me in front of the step and repeat. Keith, who is at least 6’4″ or taller was there to take my photo. Um, this is what I got. Didn’t get my shoes in the frame. 🙁 Hahahahaaa
And if you missed last year’s sneakerball, check out the blog post.
Proceeds from the Sneakerball and sales of Nike’s BHM products support Nike’s Ever Higher Fund. To find out more information, visit their site.
Special shout out to the planning committee for an excellent job this year. And thank you for having me capture your event. Look forward to next year.