Harley gears up for MDA charity ball

Publish Date: 
Apr 30, 2012

This Friday, May 4, Harley-Davidson will again team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the duo's Black-N-Blue Ball, to be held at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee. The charity event is now in its 19th year.

“The Milwaukee Black-N-Blue Ball is an annual highlight for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts and an example of our long commitment to MDA," said Harley-Davidson external communications director Maripat Blankenheim. "Black-N-Blue gives local community and business leaders an opportunity to meet and reconnect with MDA families affected by muscle diseases. We're proud that we can come together in our hometown to raise funds and awareness of muscular dystrophy.”

Attendees will don black leather and blue jeans to fit the event's theme.

Highlights of the evening include a bike raffle for a 2012 Harley Heritage Softail Classic, as well as live and silent auctions of hundreds of items ranging from Harley-themed memorabilia to vacation packages.

Hosting the soiree is MDA national VP Jann Carl and local news station FOX6's Ted Perry. Special goodwill ambassador, 11-year-old Bryson Foster of Cocord, N.C., also will be in attendance, addressing guests during the evening about his new role for the foundation. Foster (photo, left) suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The Black-N-Blue Ball has reportedly raised more than $6.3 million for the MDA since 1994. For more information, or to attend, call 262-432-6798 or visit www.milwaukeeblack-n-blueball.com.