You are cordially invited to the 9th Annual Bully Ball Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Grand Hyatt, Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia
6:00 – 6:45 pm Check In, Meet the Bulldogs, Open Bar 6:45 – 8:30 pm Seated Dinner and Live Auction 8:30 – 10:00 pm Dancing, Casino, Silent Auction and Open Bar
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Live Music by The Potentials!
CO-CHAIRMAN Mr. William P. Fralic, Jr Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Fralic currently owns his own insurance business which he started while playing with the Atlanta Falcons. He and his lovely wife, Susan, are owned by their English Bulldog Daisy and Rottweiler Will.
Mr. Bill Fralic graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985. While at Pitt, he played football as an offensive lineman and was considered one of the best offensive linemen in college football history. He was Pittsburgh’s only three-time All American, and his number 79 jersey was retired at his final home game in 1984. In 1985, he was the second overall pick in the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and went on to four straight Pro Bowl appearances in the late 1980’s. He is also in the NFL 1980’s Decades Team. After the NFL, he served as a Color Commentator for the Falcons radio broadcasts from 1995-1997 and for Pitt from 2004-2009. In 1998, he was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.
CO-CHAIRMAN Carol Martin Atlanta, Georgia
Carol Martin, a native of Albany, GA and life-long animal lover, is a former model and plastic surgery consultant. She went on to invent the first of its kind rotating makeup brush and co-found a start-up to manufacture and sell Blendsmart, from QVC to Sephora and retail outlets. Blendsmart is an interchangeable brush head made of soft, synthetic fibers that are “cruelty free”…no animal hair. “At Worth Beauty, everyone loves dogs, cats, all animals, so we want to do anything we can to support ‘our children’ and make sure they live, long, healthy and happy lives, free from harm”, she says.
Her charitable work includes AID Atlanta, Atlanta Humane Society, Hopeful Hearts Animal Rescue, Child Kind, Habitat for Humanity and Lost N Found Youth. She has rescued many dogs as pets over the years.
Carol lives in Atlanta with her husband, two time Emmy winner, Art Harris and their Jack Russells, Smokey and ‘bad girl’ Buffy, the fastest, happiest three-legged cancer surviving pup!
Celebrity Canine Guest Bully XXI, Mississippi State Mascot
We are sorry, but personal dogs are not allowed at the event.
2017 Bully Ball Committee
Lauriel Leonard (Committee Chair)
William P. Fralic, Jr. (Co-Chair)
Carol Martin (Co-Chair)
Marty and Susan Melson
Scott and Shannon Smedley
Bully Ball Hotel and Room Block Rate Ask for “The Bully Ball” rate
Grand Hyatt, Buckhead
The Bully Ball room rate is $169 per night for single/double occupancy, plus tax and GA hotel / motel fee Arrival Saturday February 17 with departure Sunday February 18, 2018 Guests may cancel individual reservation by 3PM the day before arrival, hotel time, to avoid (1) night penalty
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