The gala has traditionally been held on Friday before the game, however, because of the Mardi Gras season, it will beThursday Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the atrium of the Professional Schools Building. This year, Dr. Joseph W. Davis is being honored posthumously. He was the first African American Eagle Scout. Dr. Davis died in August 2013. New Orleans rhythm and blues band BRW will perform at this Mardi Gras themed night of dinner, drinks and dancing named for Hobley, the late Dillard basketball great who played for the Harlem Globetrotters. Tickets are $75, and all proceeds will go to athletic scholarships for Dillard students.
Tickets for the 6th Annual Billy Ray Hobley Scholarship Gala and the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Bleu Devil Classic are available through www.dillardbleudevils.com and the Dillard University cashier’s office on the first floor of Rosenwald Hall (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). Limited quantities will also be available at the door to both events.