White and Red Ball

Begun in 1940, the White and Red Ball has become one of the major social events of Chicago’s Polish community. The iconic Presentation of Debutantes was added to the ball in 1945. To this day, being presented as a debutante at the Legion’s ball is considered a rite of passage for young Polish women in Chicago and beyond.

Aside from being an elegant event for the community, the White and Red Ball has remained the single largest fundraiser held by the Legion each year. If not for the money raised at this event, the Legion would be unable to continue in its philanthropic endeavors.