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Now in its seventh year, the Emily Krzyzewski Center’s Mother’s Day Ball has quickly become a premier event in the Triangle area. On May 6, 2017, 500 guests will convene at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club for an evening of fine dining, dancing, and celebrating the Emily K Center. Inspired by Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s relationship with his mother, the Mother’s Day Ball is designed to honor the role of family and community in the development of today’s youth. 

Tickets for this premier Durham event are available for $250 per person or $3,000 for a table of ten with preferred seating. All tickets include a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m., seated dinner, dancing, and entertainment until midnight. Proceeds benefit the Emily K Center and its mission to inspire students to dream big, act with character and purpose, and reach their potential as leaders in the community.



Tickets for the 7th Annual Mother’s Day Ball are available now. Each individual ticket is $250. Tables of ten with preferred seating are available for $3,000. All guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, dancing, and other fun surprises. To purchase your tickets online, please click here. To purchase by phone, please call Sara Askey at 919.680.0308. 

Interested in staying overnight at Washington Duke? A special room rate of $154/night is available for Mother's Day Ball attendees. To book your room online, click here. To book by phone, call (800) 443-3853 and use group code 567496. Rooms must be booked by 5:00 p.m. on April 5 to guarantee this rate. 



This event would not be possible without the support of our generous corporate sponsors. If your company or organization is interested in supporting the Ball, please contact Sara Askey at 919.680.0308 or Sponsorships begin at $1,000 and we’ll be happy to tailor a package to meet your needs.


Thank you to the following sponsors:


Presenting Sponsors

The Krzyzewski Family



Platinum Sponsors







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Diamond Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors


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Bronze Sponsors


Brenntag Mid-South  |  C.T. Wilson Construction Company Inc.

DeHaven's Transfer & Storage  |  Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company  |  Eno Ventures, LLC 

Jewelsmith  |  Jim and Susan Yuschak  |   Kennon Craver  

Melanie and Jeff Fox  |  Pappas Ventures  |  RBC Foundation  |  Sports Endeavors Inc.



The Emily K Center, a nonprofit organization in Durham, was established in 2006 and named in honor of Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s mother. The Center serves as a college access hub in Durham, North Carolina, propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college through its K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to any local high school student through the Game Plan: College program. Through broader facility partnerships, thousands of additional students and community members use the Center as a place to convene, learn, and grow. 

Your support allows the Emily K Center to continue to offer its programming free of charge to the students it serves. The Center recently celebrated its tenth year of operation and is proud to have grown from an organization serving 38 students in one program in its first year to more than 700 students across four programs this year. 

For additional details on the Emily K Center and our programming, please visit



For questions about the Mother’s Day Ball, please contact Sara Askey at or call 919.680.0308.


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