It was a night filled with glitz and glam as the city’s finest came out to help Slim Thug and The Boss Life Foundation celebrate some of Houston’s top entrepreneurs for the 6th annual Boss Life Ball. Held at The Post Oak Hotel January 20, 2019, the celebration highlighted some of the area’s top local and national entrepreneurs, leaders, and those that are excelling in the community.
The evening started with a star-studded red carpet experience, which consisted of the 2019 honorees, sponsors, and familiar faces such as Houston’s own Mayor Sylvester Turner, comedian/artist Lil Duval, TV Johnny, Chamillionaire, former Miami Dolphins player Alphonso Roundtree, television hostess Julissa Bermudez, Singer Tobe Nwigwe, Justin Martin of IJustGotHit.com, and a host of others.
Slim Thug, who is constantly giving back, gave away 3,000 pairs of shoes on Christmas. The 2018 Boss Life Ball supported the Boss Life Foundation’s efforts to give away a home to a family who lost their home during Hurricane Harvey. The #HarveyDidNotWin initiative started on July 9, 2018. Listeners would call into the radio station and describe their experience during Harvey. After receiving over 4,000 entries, the partners announced the 10 finalists. All 10 finalists were provided with a box, nine of which had had $5,000 boxes and one had a key to the home.
Justin Martin of IJustGotHit.com, an honoree who partnered with The Boss Life Foundation and Radio One Houston for the #HarveyDidNotWin Home Giveaway, says being honored is surreal.
“It feels like I should be doing what I’m doing, so to be recognized for something I should have already do is almost like the comedy that that’s about paying the bills,” Martin said. “I’m just doing what I should be doing.”
When it comes to being a boss, Martin says it all boils down to “you taking a lot of risks and being comfortable with it. It is navigating around the risk and then creating opportunities for other people in the community at the same time.”
The Boss Life Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2015 to focus greater attention on research and educating the specifically in low-income communities. BLF is also dedicated to educational programs and mentoring the youth.
To donate visit BossLife Foundation website here.