Dreamy Philanthropy

Nancy Lieberman Foundation lands a slam dunk with Dream Ball

Nancy Lieberman Foundation lands a slam dunk with Dream Ball

Nancy Lieberman, Deion Sanders
Nancy Lieberman, Deion Sanders Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Becky Koberg, Will Koberg, Niki Campisi, David Campisi, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Becky Koberg, Will Koberg, Niki Campisi, David Campisi Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Justin Wetherington, Christy McCord, Krystine Snow, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Justin Wetherington, Christy McCord, Krystine Snow Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Nate Newton, Emmet Smith, David Pigeons, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Nate Newton, Emmitt Smith, David Pigeons Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jamaica Raith, Sir earl Toon, Abi Ferrin, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Jamaica Raith, Sir Earl Toon, Abi Ferrin Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Carla Rosenberg, Diana Nyad, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Carla Rosenberg, Diana Nyad Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Iman Howard, Richard Howard, Marilyn Hoffman, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Iman Howard, Richard Howard, Marilyn Hoffman Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Emilie Thomas, Kelly Accetta, Angela Biocca, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Emilie Thomas, Kelly Accetta, Angela Biocca Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Maghan Bridges, Clint Lee, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Clint Lee, Maghan Bridges Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Claudette Gomez, Joe Castillo, Niklas Ax, Melissa Ax, Henrik Ax, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Claudette Gomez, Joe Castillo, Niklas Ax, Melissa Ax, Henrik Ax Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Nancy Lieberman, Deion Sanders
Becky Koberg, Will Koberg, Niki Campisi, David Campisi, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Justin Wetherington, Christy McCord, Krystine Snow, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Nate Newton, Emmet Smith, David Pigeons, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Jamaica Raith, Sir earl Toon, Abi Ferrin, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Carla Rosenberg, Diana Nyad, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Iman Howard, Richard Howard, Marilyn Hoffman, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Emilie Thomas, Kelly Accetta, Angela Biocca, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Maghan Bridges, Clint Lee, Nancy Lieberman Gala
Claudette Gomez, Joe Castillo, Niklas Ax, Melissa Ax, Henrik Ax, Nancy Lieberman Gala

More than 400 people, including many celebrity athletes and coaches, attended the third annual Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital Dream Ball in support of the Nancy Lieberman Foundation at the Omni Dallas downtown.

They don't call her "Lady Magic" for nothing: It just so happens that one of the greatest figures in all of women's basketball can also throw a mean party.

A vision in blue, Nancy Lieberman embraced friends and supporters as they walked the red carpet. One of the many things to love about Lieberman is her kindness, and what better way to thank supporters than by welcoming them to the party herself?

Guests — including Emmitt Smith, Roy Williams,  Deion Sanders, Abi Ferrin, June Jones, Nate Newton and David Pigeons — enjoyed a VIP cocktail celebration, seated dinner, and exciting live and silent auctions. But the real "pinch me" moment for sports fans occurred when world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad took the stage. The Inspirational Award honoree encouraged everyone to make the most of each and every day.

After the plates were cleared, honors were awarded and — most important — money was raised, it was time to party. The evening wrapped up with a high-energy performance from award-winning artist Sir Earl Toon of Kool & The Gang.

The Nancy Lieberman Foundation provides a healthy, physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build confidence and self-esteem so they make positive choices for their future. Nancy Lieberman is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that sports and educational opportunities exist for youths through her basketball camps and clinics, DreamCourts, and educational programs.