USO San Diego and the Farrell Family Foundation
73rd Anniversary Stars and Stripes Ball
A Night of Military Heroes
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California
USO San Diego is celebrating 73 years of lifting the spirits of and providing much needed services for military personnel and their families during its annual black-tie gala fundraiser on May 3rd at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The Stars and Stripes Ball is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year to secure funding for essential programs and services. This spectacular occasion will celebrate A Night of Military Heroes highlighting the efforts of active-duty service members as well as family members, community leaders and others who support the military. Guests will be entertained by the “revolutionary” MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the performance component of MusiCorps, which is a music rehabilitation program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that helps severely wounded warriors play music and recover their lives. The band has performed with numerous artists such as Roger Waters, Yo-Yo Ma and Aaron Neville and been featured on The Colbert Report, PBS, and many more.
Co-Chairs for the 73rd Anniversary Stars and Stripes Ball are Reena Horowitz, Leonetta Rence and Kathryn Vaughn. Honorary Chairs include Joye Blount and Jesse Knight Jr, Jeanne Jones and Don Breitenberg, Olivia and Peter Farrell, Wendy Walker and Randall E. Woods and Betty and Bob Beyster.
USO San Diego has a very rich history of standing by the side of troops and their families—from the moment they join the military, throughout their time in service and as they transition to civilian life—USO San Diego is here for them. The USO San Diego Downtown Center and the USO Neil Ash Airport Center are open 365 days a year, delivering more than 400,000 instances of service annually while offering a “home away from home” with a comfortable place to go for rest and relaxation, entertainment and refreshments.
USO San Diego is pleased to announce that this year’s gala honorees are Ms. Hazel Aker, Ms. Laurnie Durisoe, Ms. Charlotte Jacobs, John W. Moffett, Col, USMC (Ret), The Headquarters at Seaport District and Ms. Jennifer Gordon, CBS 8 San Diego and Grand Canyon University.
Ticket prices start at $300 and advanced reservations are required.
For more information, call 619-235-6503.
Many thanks to all of our Stars and Stripes Ball Sponsors and supporters: