Dpf Sirens Song Call to adventure graphic

She flirts with your senses, she promises something just beyond your reach, or so you think, until you realize it’s exactly what you need… an adventure that doesn’t see your frozen legs, your labored movements. She welcomes you to the waters that give you freedom to move, to join the crew, to enjoy the beauty around you above and below the surface.  

This mermaid welcomes everyone in the dive industry to share the bounty of the sea with adaptive divers, and she needs your help to support the 2019 recipients of the Dive Pirates Foundation on their journey through training, fundraising, and ultimately joining her and those who have come before them.  

DP Ball Invitation location details

Sat February 2 8:00am Silent Auction Goes Live

Everyone can start bidding on Silent Auction items!

Sat February 16 5:00pm VIP Reception

Special Invitation Only Event

Sat February 16 5:30pm Dive Pirates Ball Registration

Guests may begin to check-in, collect their pirate beads, receive bid numbers, & make sure they are registered within GiveSmart

Sat February 16 6:00pm Cocktail Hour and View Silent Auction Items

Enjoy some Hors d’oeuvres and a beverage while checking out the Silent Auction items and bidding away on all your favorites!

Sat February 16 7:00pm Dinner & Program Begins

Everyone can head into the Houston Salon V-VII

Sat February 16 9:00pm Live Auction

All can participate and enjoy being part of the fun with Auctioneer, Valerie Grimm and the best part is raising money to share the freedom of diving with someone who has lost their mobility.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Key Speaker Lisa JasterUS Army Reserve Major Lisa Jaster

Keynote Speaker

Army Major Lisa Jaster is a soldier, an engineer, a wife and mother, and a trailblazer. One of only three women to graduate from the first integrated United States Army Ranger program—one of the most difficult combat training courses in the world—Lisa was the first female Army Reserve officer to become a Ranger. She completed the training, which 36 percent of male and female students fail within the first four days, after refusing to succumb to exhaustion and repeatedly “recycling” through, or retrying, several phases of the multi-locational course. Lisa endured the training, which takes a minimum of 61 days and includes up to 20 hours of training per day alongside a strict diet, for a grueling six months. She graduated at age 37, while the average trainee age is 23.

USMC Major (Ret) Waheed “Wu” KhanMajor Waheed Khan in uniform

Event Honoree(s)

Waheed was born in England and served in the US Marine Corps for 24 years with multiple commands and deployments, including the first Gulf War, Somalia, Kosovo, Colombia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  His American counterparts took his initials W.U. Khan from the back of his uniform and created the nickname “Wu.”

A special operations commander, he retired from the Marines in 2010. His injury stems from a car accident in 2014; he was crossing an intersection when someone ran a red light and collided with his motorcycle causing an incomplete spinal cord injury.  Wu uses a wheelchair for his mobility and continues intense physical therapy to regain strength to be able to use crutches for very short distances.

Wu joined the Dive Pirates Crew on their 2018 September EPIC Adventure to Cayman Brac, receiving his adaptive training with Instructor Stace Swearingen of Tom’s Dive and Swim in Austin, TX.

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

PRICE $200 

Includes:

  • Dinner & Program – Online Silent Auction & Live Auctioneer

$250 on the door

TABLE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

You can also request to host a Dive Pirates Recipient (past or present) at your table as one of your guests.

DIAMOND EYE JACK $15,000

Recognized by:

  • Your color logo featured
    • at the table
    • in Gala Program*
    • on the Dive Pirates website
    • in the Dive Pirates weekly newsletter
    • in the 2020 Dive Pirates Documentary Video

10 Person Table Sponsor Package

  • Upgraded premium wine pairings and service at table
  • Special Dive Pirates Ball patron gift for table host to be presented at VIP Reception
  • All table guests receive passes to the VIP Reception with Lisa Jaster and USMC Major (Ret) Waheed U. Khan

*If submitted before cut off date of January 15, 2019.

 

TITANIUM $10,000

Recognized by:

  • Your color logo featured
    • at the table
    • in Gala Program*
    • on the Dive Pirates website
    • in the Dive Pirates weekly newsletter
    • in the 2020 Dive Pirates Documentary Video

10 Person Table Sponsor Package

  • Special Dive Pirates Ball patron gift for table host to be presented at VIP Reception
  • All table guests receive passes to the VIP Reception with Lisa Jaster and USMC Major (Ret) Waheed U. Khan

*If submitted before cut off date of January 15, 2019.

GOLD $5,000

Pirate Gala Ball Sean Barr

Recognized by:

Your color logo featured

  • at the table
  • in Gala Program*
  • on the Dive Pirates website
  • in the Dive Pirates weekly newsletter
  • in the 2020 Dive Pirates Documentary Video

10 Person Table Sponsor Package.

  • Special Dive Pirates Ball patron gift for table host to be presented at VIP Reception
  • Passes for two to attend
  • All table guests receive passes to the VIP Reception with Lisa Jaster and USMC Major (Ret) Waheed U. Khan

*If submitted before cut off date of January 15, 2019.

 

SILVER $2,500

Pirate Gala Ball Houston Todd Kemery

Recognized by:

Your color logo featured

  • at the table
  • in Gala Program*
  • on the Dive Pirates website
  • in the Dive Pirates weekly newsletter
  • in the following years Dive Pirates Documentary Video

10 Person Table Sponsor Package.

  • Special Dive Pirates Ball patron gift for table host (gift will be on the table)

*If submitted before cut off date of January 15, 2019.