For more information, contact:
Steve Rosa, 703.923.7612
Lara Coffee, 703.923.7608
Media invited to attend 2007 SemperComm Gala
Springfield, VA –
April 17, 2007 - The 2007 SemperComm Gala, with the theme “For
Them,” will be Thursday, May 10, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in
Arlington, VA. The Gala raises funds for the SemperComm Foundation,
a nonprofit charitable organization that provides communication and
entertainment equipment, software and services to overseas remote
U.S. military bases.
The entire event, which starts at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to end at
11 p.m., is comprised of a dinner, live and silent auction, awards
ceremony and mini-concert. Country singer Chely Wright will provide
entertainment for the event, and actress Karri Turner will emcee.
Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia is
expected to attend as a special guest. Approximately 800 guests are
also expected to attend.
SemperComm has confirmed the attendance of several members of
Congress, high-ranking military officials, major business leaders
(The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Anheuser-Busch,
American Airlines, Rolls Royce Inc., General Dynamics) and a few
In addition, several event sponsors have purchased tickets for about
30-40 wounded military personnel who are being treated at the
National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
The sponsors’ donated tickets are meant to give the service members
a memorable night out and to help uplift their spirits.
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event. A
mult-box and riser will be provided in the ballroom, and VIP
attendees will be available for interviews during a reception from
6-7:30 p.m. If your organization would like to send
representatives to attend this event, please contact Steve Rosa at
703.923.7612 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, May 9.
For more information about the Gala or SemperComm, go to
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