2010 Top Hats and High Tops Gala - Photo Gallery
April 7, 2010
The Hornets hosted their annual Top Hats and High Tops fundraising gala at the historic Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel.
The evening featured entertainment from musician Jeremy Davenport.
The Honeybees and Hugo dresses up to reflect the classic 1920s theme for the evening.
Hornets MC Brittany poses with another fan in costume.
All dressed up for the big event.
A fan takes a picture with Hornets center Aaron Gray.
L-R: Assistant coach Paul Pressey, assistant coach Rob Werdann, Peja Stojakovic, and Morris Peterson smile for the camera.
Attendees were able to bid on several items at the silent auction tables, including player-signed memorabilia.
Head coach Jeff Bower and Emeka Okafor admire the Mardi Gras items.
Fans look to place their bids on the various sports memorabilia.
Morris Peterson signs some autographs for a group of young fans.
Peja Stojakovic and Chris Paul share a laugh during Top Hats and High Tops.
Aaron Gray talks with a couple of gala attendees.
Assistant coach Charlie Parker selects his table assignment for the evening.
Hornets MC Rob Nice and Honeybee Martine help James Posey select his seat.
Ike Diogu and Hornets MC Rob Nice read his table selection.
Rookie Darren Collison answers a question from fans at his table.
David West has a conversation with a fan during dinner.
Darius Songaila answers questions from his table.
Sean Marks tells an animated story during the event.
A couple gentlemen have a conversation with center Emeka Okafor.
Morris Peterson shares a laugh with his table during dinner.
Assistant coach Tim Floyd pays a visit to fellow assistant coach Charlie Parker.
Hornets TV play-by-play announcer Bob Licht welcomes owner George Shinn to the stage.
Hornets owner George Shinn addresses the crowd during Top Hats and High Tops.
George Shinn and his wife Denise present a donation to the Ochsner Clinic Foundation.
Chris Paul makes a speech during the event.
Julian Wright took the stage to perform a song for the crowd.
Best version of John Legend's Ordinary People ever!
The large crowd enjoys the festivities.
The Honeybees take the stage for the beginning of the live auction.
The auctioneer begins calling bids for the Hornets Mardi Gras print.
The auctioneer invites rookies Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton to help with the next item.
A fan places a bid during the live auction.
Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton share a laugh while pointing out competing bids.