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Baltimore Area Sports Health Initiative Lights Up Mosaic Nightclub with 3rd Annual Bash Ball

On May 3, 2024, the Baltimore Area Sports Health Initiative (BASH) dazzled attendees with its third annual Bash Ball, held at the vibrant Mosaic Nightclub. The evening was not only a glamorous affair but also a meaningful one, as it raised funds for the BASH Allied Health Fellowship Program, furthering the organization's mission to support health initiatives in the Baltimore area.

The event, inspired by the legendary Studio 54, whisked guests away to the enchanting era of disco, replete with dazzling lights, disco balls, and chic attire. The night culminated in a mesmerizing duo of performances by a remarkable Cher impersonator, adding an extra layer of excitement and entertainment to the festivities.

Among the guests were BASH Baltimore Four Award Winners Rudy Gay, Ian Thomas, and Derrell Edwards. Emmy Nominee Kondwani Fidel, Professional athlete John Heath, and Former Towson Tiger and Baltimore Raven Terrance West attended alongside fitness personality Devin Thompson. Additionally, City Council President Nick Mosby and representatives from the state comptroller's office graced the event, further enhancing the evening's excitement and highlighting the significance of community involvement in health initiatives.

"We're thrilled to see such incredible support for the Bash Ball and our Allied Health Fellowship Program," said Collin Francis Executive Director of the Baltimore Area Sports Health Initiative. "Events like these not only raise vital funds but also bring our community together to champion important causes."

At the BASH Ball, three impactful announcements were made, showcasing the organization's dedication to improving healthcare access in Baltimore. BASH has helped to place twelve athletic trainers in Baltimore City Schools, up from zero in 2019. BASH brokered an articulation agreement between Morgan State and Towson University that has expanded opportunities for students to join the fellowship program. BASH announced a program to cover continuing education credits for athletic trainers in Baltimore City schools, ensuring ongoing professional development and enhancing care for student-athletes.

"Our commitment to the city has not changed. When we began, there were zero athletic trainers in city schools” said Francis. “Through education, advocacy and collaboration, we are making the sports that we love, and hold dear to our hearts, safer. We’re creating more equitable pathways and equal opportunities for local students to pursue careers in athletic training. And most importantly, we’re doing what’s necessary to get more full-time athletic trainers placed in our schools – and throughout our community”

Check out the full gallery of The BASH Ball 2024. To donate to or to learn more about the Baltimore Area Sports Health Initiative and its impactful programs, visit


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