“Ball for All” 2018

How does one describe, in mere fallible words “Euphoric Perfection”?

God’s abundant grace and favour filled the entire room throughout the evening – it was tangible.

Emilie Olifant, one of our Guests of Honour at the dance commented afterwards – on social media

“You know I walked in the room and I felt at home. I never danced like I did, ever!

God was in that room I tell you.”

The Guests of Honour, Sponsors that were present and the MC,

Performance Coordinator and Event Manager

Jay Laing, one of the guests wrote

Words cannot explain the beauty held at the Ball for All event last night and how amazing it is to be surrounded by people that are so genuine but yet live a life of disability and prove everybody else that are not disabled that life is what you make it and you can make it as amazing as you wish and being with such beautiful souls such as that of Kimberly Todd Sammaritano, Nicole Vergos, Nicholas Ryan Smit, Jayd Dell and Miss World Wheelchair Lebohang Monyatsi truly gave me memories to last a lifetime!

Life sure knows how to make you smile in the most unbelievable ways. I sometimes so enjoy life’s journey!

150 Guests from – as far as Durban, Vaal Triangle, Johannesburg, Soshanguve, Benoni and Pretoria came together for an evening of a life time.

The evening was opened with prayer by Diva Liesl Marx-Davel

after which Sarita Louise Downing partner for the evening and very good friend of August Schmiedeskamp, CEO of “Ball for All”, read August’s speech and proposed the toast to everyone present, as requested by August.

Sarita and August opened the dance floor

– to the song “Time of my Life” from Dirty Dancing, performed by

Annelize Groenewald and Heinrich Ehlers

A beautiful Guard of honour was formed by the guests, welcoming Sarita and August onto the dance floor

Let the fun begin!

Emilie Olifant and Lebohang Monyatsi

Viv Sierra from Chairman Industries dancing the night away with one of our guests

Our beautiful Guests – Nicole Vergos from Smergos and Jayd Dell from “jayd with a y”

Heinrich Ehlers and August Schmiedeskamp on the dance floor having immense fun

Certainly a night to remember….

The beauties Tania van Twisk and Lebohang Monyatsi

the event was filled with beauties….

Tammy and Lebohang Monyatsi

Elmarie Bouwer dancing with one of our esteemed guests

Other performers on the evening Ilana Hattingh, Danté Ludick and Lidel Lombaard

Diva Liesl Marx-Davel

Ari Seirlis CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) presenting Elmarie Bouwer with a certificate of recognition. Elmarie received the certificate on behalf of the “Ball for All” Team


Emilie Olifant – Founder Emilie Olifant Foundation

Jaco Deist – Clinical Prosthetist – Deist & Associates Orthotists

Lebohang Monyatsi – Vice Miss Wheelchair World 2017

Viv Sierra – Owner Chairman Industries

Shaun Wilkinson – MC at the Event and Elmarie Bouwer

David Lombaard and Tania van Twisk

Come and experience a bit of the amazing ambience of the evening

Tania van Twisk and David Lombaard from De La Vida Dance in the most beautiful dance ever….

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There were several highlights on the evening….. one of them being the “Line Dance”

Just about all the guests participated with gusto! in the Line Dance, led by David Lombaard

Here’s to you David!

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Setting up beforehand
Our Soli Deo Gloria for the entrance – in the making



Bags for carrying the drinks



Setting the tables and getting the sound sorted







Indeed a night to Remember…..
A Major thanks to our Sponsors of this beautiful “Ball for All” 2018 Event
Deist & Associates made a financial contribution to the success of the evening


CHG Function Hire sponsored all the cutlery, crockery, table cloths, chair covers, ice buckets and thongs and more – for the evening
David Lombaard from De La Vida Dance sponsored the training and performance of the beautiful
Ballroom Dance performance at the event


Fortitude South Africa made a financial contribution to the success of the evening


Smergos made a financial contribution to the success of the evening


Chairman Industries made a financial contribution to the success of the evening


Leriba Lodge sponsored the accommodation and breakfast of
Ms Wheelchair World First Princess and Partner


Rolling Inspiration sponsored several ads and articles about the event


UBUNTU Security sponsored the Security on the evening of the event


Que Sera Music & Dance sponsored the sound and lighting at the event


Sheer Mobility made a financial contribution to the success of the evening


Annique Health and Beauty sponsored the gifts to the Guests of Honour


Tops Midstream sponsored some of the wine for the event


Tops Sutherland sponsored some of the wine for the event


Epic Cinemas Mall@Reds sponsored film tickets for the Performers


Mimmos Mall@Reds sponsored discount on a meal for the Performers

Any questions? Contact elmarie@ballforall.co.za