Chucks & Tux

Chucks & Tux 2018

Chucks & Tux is Growing Kings’ annual fundraising event to support boys and young men, ages 9-19 years old, in Birmingham City Schools. This year, Chucks & Tux will be held on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 in the gorgeous ballroom of Roots and Revelry.

Attendees are encouraged to wear Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers along with their formal attire to match the distinct flare of the event’s overall theme. Chucks & Tux provides a high-class experience, while creating an environment conducive to an evening full of dancing, laughter, and memories.


Individual tickets available at

Silent Auction

A unique feature of the event is a silent auction that will include custom-designed Chuck Taylors created by winners from our Student Shoe Design Contest – GKChucks. In partnership with the UAB Department of Art and Art History, students from Birmingham City high schools will have an opportunity to participate in a school district-wide shoe design contest that will showcase students’ artistic and creative abilities.

Host Committee

Chucks & Tux will feature a host committee consisting of representatives from our sponsors, as well as members of civic organizations, social clubs, and local politicians.

Last year, Chucks & Tux Host Committee members included: Mayor William A. Bell, Dr. Jack Schaeffer, Chuck Faush, Rashada LeRoy, Deon Gordon, Charlton Holt, Allison Barnes, Dr. Dylan Ferniany, Dr. Marquita Davis, Lydia Cheney, Ballard Jones, Heather Nikolich, and Kelli Solomon.

Follow us on Facebook as we announce the 2018 host committee members starting on February 5, 2018.


If you are interested in serving as an event sponsor, please see this year’s sponsorship packet. Send any Chucks & Tux sponsorship questions to Ballard Jones, development coordinator, at or by phone (205)417-2478 ext. 110.


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