Boss Life Awards brings Hollywood to Houston

HOUSTON -- The Boss Life Foundation brought Hollywood to Houston Sunday night at its 5th Annual Boss Life Ball.

The who's who of entertainment and the business world showed up and showed out as they raised funds for the Boss Life Scholarship Program.

The evening kicked off with an exclusive red carpet produced by Lemon-Lime Light Media that featured special guests Slim Thug, LisaRaye McCoy, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Deshaun Watson, Chester Pitts, Ali Siddiq, Aventer Gray of Lakewood Church, Miss Mykie and honorees Bun B, Tillman Fertitta and Daymond John.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was most impressed with Boss Life's work and rewarded the foundation with a proclamation.

“Boss Life is the kind of foundation that brings all of you, the prestigious boxing world, the faith community, business, and many of us together,” Jackson said.

Throughout the night the foundation presented Boss Awards to those who have excelled in their industries. Fertitta,  John, Bun B, the Madd Hatta and Industrial Welding Academy were honored for their leadership and success.

At the end of the night, John reminded attendees to focus on the issue at hand and to donate to the foundation's scholarship fund.

“It doesn’t matter how much you give; no one knows but you. But please text right now to donate because the recipient could be your child or a family member. Wouldn’t it be great if your child was the next Daymond John or the next Slim Thug? Well with education and you all’s help that can happen,” John said.

The Boss Life Ball was made possible by Justin Martin of IJustGotHit.com, Central Houston Automotive Group, Active Athlete, Premier Media Partners, Lasting Empressions Events, Tart Enterprise, Boss Life Foundation, Keynote Peach Moscato, and the city of Houston.

Supporters can still donate by texting their donations to 832-514-6473.