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Kentucky’s Largest Disco Ball Unveiled

Kentucky's Largest Disco Ball Unveiled
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NEWS ADVISORY: Kentucky’s Largest Disco Ball Unveiled at Fourth Street Live on April 1

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2016

 

CONTACT: John Brittain / (859) 621-2016 / johngraybrittain@gmail.com

 

Louisville, Ky. — Kentucky’s Largest Disco Ball will be unveiled at Fourth Street Live on the morning of Friday, April 1. Later that evening the crowd will set a record for Kentucky’s Largest Disco Party!

 

The unveiling takes place at 10 a.m. with help from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David Yates. Representatives from partners, including presenting sponsor Alltrade Service Solutions, and fiscal sponsor Louisville Downtown Partnership. Constructed by W.M. Kelley Company metal fabricators, the ball measures more than 11 feet in diameter and weighs over 2,000 lbs. The ball will be on display for photo opportunities immediately following the unveiling.

 

A performance by Tony & The Tan Lines that evening at 8 p.m. will round out the festivities. Billed as “the world’s hottest, sexiest musical adventure,” Tony and the Tan Lines capture the smooth soul of the 70′s and the hot Miami sound of the early 80′s. Party-goers are encouraged to dress in their finest Disco attire for a costume and dance contest. All festivities are free and open to the public.

Learn more about how to get involved in the effort at discoballyall.com or on Facebook/Twitter @discoballyall

NEWS RELEASE: Kentucky’s Largest Disco Ball to be on display during 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2016

 

CONTACT: John Brittain / (859) 621-2016 / johngraybrittain@gmail.com

 

Louisville, Ky. — It’s not an April Fool’s Day prank. Kentucky's Largest Disco Ball made its debut at Fourth Street Live today, with Mayor Greg Fischer issuing a proclamation that April 1, 2016 is “Disco Ball Day” in Louisville, KY.

 

Fischer was joined by Metro Council President David Yates and members of the “Board of Ballers,” who managed the funding, construction, and marketing of the project, and also sought community partners to help make Kentucky's Largest Disco Ball a reality.

 

The group plans to use Kentucky's Largest Disco Ball to draw support for local nonprofits and charitable causes. The first of such efforts is a partnership with the Kentucky Derby Festival that includes displaying Kentucky’s Largest Disco Ball at the Kroger Fest-a-Ville℠ on the Waterfront April 23 through May 6.

 

“The Kentucky Derby Festival has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to community causes through its foundation, and has also served as a catalyst for corporate and individual support of efforts that improve the community,” says Kevin Jaggers, a Board of Ballers founding member, attorney, and co-owner of Alltrade Service Solutions. “We see partnering with the Kentucky Derby Festival as a great way connect with numerous non-profit organizations and raise awareness and support for their missions.”

 

Funded primarily by Alltrade Service Solutions and constructed by W.M. Kelley Company, Inc. metal fabricators, Kentucky's Largest Disco Ball measures more than 11 feet in diameter. The board looks forward to engaging the community to identify meaningful partnerships in an effort to raise the funds and support necessary to build the World’s Largest Disco Ball while positively impacting the community. Please contact the group via www.discoballyall.com or through social media to share your ideas!

 

Kentucky’s Largest Disco Ball is part of the Board of Ballers' quest to one day build the World's Largest Disco Ball in Louisville, KY. This local group – made up of professionals who work in construction, engineering, legal, non-profit, and marketing – is raising funds for a ball that will surpass the size of the current world record holder in England, which measures 33 feet in diameter. The Board of Ballers envisions that it will offer major economic development, tourism, and marketing potential for the city.

“Given that during the Disco era, about 90 percent of all disco balls were made in Louisville by Omega National Products, it would be a point of civic pride to have the World's Largest Disco Ball here as well,” says Jaggers. “We want it to represent the energy, innovation, spirit, and weirdness that make Louisville such a great city. We know it's an ambitious goal but with community support we can achieve it.”

Take your picture with the disco ball and tag it on social media with #discoballyall !!!!

Learn more about how to get involved in the effort at discoballyall.com or Facebook / Twitter @discoballyall.

 

 

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