ABOUT THE CHECKERED BALL
Founded in 1992 by Puddin Foil and Jo Eng of Concord, NC, The Checkered Ball has raised more than $4 Million for individuals living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and has grown to be one of regions premier black-tie events, attended by hundreds of guests annually.
Recipient nonprofit organizations include: The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, The Brain Injury Association of America, The International Brain Injury Association, the National Brain Injury Research, Treatment & Training Foundation and Hinds’ Feet Farm.
Over the years, guests of our black-tie gala have enjoyed fine dining, dancing and rubbing elbows with many national and local sports, television and film celebrities.
Highlights each year include the presentation of the prestigious Philip L. Lance Award.
Philip L. Lance, founder of Lance, Inc., was a man endowed with great vision, faith and confidence. With great business sense, he created an industry destined to become a household name for millions of people. The Philip L. Lance Award for Public Awareness of Brain Injury was established to recognize an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the public awareness and recognition of brain injury.
- James and Sarah Brady
- John Jane, MD
- Senator Orrin Hatch
- Ricardo Martinez, MD
- Martin B. Foil, Jr
- Graham M. Teasdale, MD, FRCS
- Congressman James C. Greenwood
- Lance, Inc.
- Ronald L. Hayes, PhD
- Dame Anne-Lise Christensen, PhD
- George Ztinay, PhD
- Congressmen William J. Pascrell, Jr.
- Carolyn Van Every Foil
- Donald Stein, PhD
Enjoy images from Checkered Ball Galas of the past.
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2018 CHECKERED BALL PROGRESS REPORT (updated February 21, 2018)
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The Hinds’ Feet Farm Day Program is a paradigm shift from the traditional medical treatment model for people living with brain injury, to a model that embraces a holistic health and wellness orientation, empowering members toward occupation and meaning in life post injury.
With your help, Hinds’ Feet Farm can make a difference in the lives of thousands.
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