American Airlines Sky Ball XIV, in support of the Airpower Foundation
Honoring the Men and Women who comprise the Special Operations! 22 October 2016! Make sure to save the date, and click here to get tickets!
American Airlines Sky Ball XIII in Review
American Airlines Sky Ball XIII, in support of the Airpower Foundation, held its most successful Sky Ball event to date! The Foundation has set a new fundraising record of $2.2 million dollars, which will provide much needed support to our nation's military, veterans and their families.
The organization hosted 3 days of events honoring our nation's military and supporting local schools through educational outreach programs. On Thursday, the Foundation was proud to partner with the Medal of Honor Foundation to present the annual Bob Hope Award Gala at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel. The event raised $150,000 for the Medal of Honor Foundation. A career expo sponsored by the Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) was held on Friday to provide jobs to our nation's veterans and transitioning military members. The Medal of Honor Foundation also provided a workshop on Friday morning for local to share their character development program, which teaches students the importance of citizenship and patriotism. Additionally, 3,000 students attended the Aviation Expo held in conjunction with our partner DFW International Airport at American Airlines Hangar #5 and the C.R. Smith Museum. On Friday evening, thanks to Budweiser, we hosted a free concert for our military, their families, and our volunteers featuring Pitbull and Terry Fator. The food was provided by Sysco and cooked by Chef Robert Irvine and his culinary team! The 3-day program culminated with the Sky Ball Gala which honored our service men who served during the Vietnam era. A branch of Service salute was also provided for the United States Air Force. The evening included a special recognition of our Vietnam Veterans in attendance with a pin presentation provided by the DOD 50th Anniversary Vietnam commemorative program. Legendary entertainer, Tony Orlando, wooed the audience with "Tie a Yellow Ribbon around the Old Oak Tree", and Neil Diamonds, "America". Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band closed the evening in style, as everyone danced the night away!
The Airpower Foundation would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, guests, and over 1,500 volunteers who assisted to make the event possible. We salute you all, and look forward to American Airlines Sky Ball XIV to be held on October 22, 2016 when we will salute the men and women who comprise the United States Special Operations!
Photos from American Airlines Sky Ball XIII
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Celebrity Chef, Robert Irvine, will be returning as the Executive Chef for American Airlines Sky Ball XIV!
Gary Sinise Talks About American Airlines Sky Ball XII on NBC 5 DFW
Sky Ball XII Highlights:
Sky Ball XI Highlights:
Sky Ball XIV Host Hotel:
Westin - DFW Hotel
4545 West John Carpenter Freeway (Hwy 114)
Irving, TX 75063
Link to book rooms will be available soon!
Courtesy airport shuttle available
Scheduled transportation to/from hangar for events provided
Men's Warehouse Tuxedo Discount:
The Men's Warehouse has partnered with American Airlines Sky Ball XIII to provide $40.00 off on Tuxedo rentals. Please visit any Men's Warehouse location and provide them with the American Airlines Sky Ball code - 6121462 to receive the discount.
About Sky Ball
In 1999 the Fort Worth Airpower Council created the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation to raise money in support of our military and their families.
Sky Ball debuted ten years ago as the Foundation's premier fundraiser and American Airlines became the title sponsor of Sky Ball four years later.
Over the years, Sky Ball has allowed the FWAPF to contribute to many projects that directly support members of all branches of our military and their families. We are excited that the magnitude of Sky Ball has grown to a National level, allowing more broad-based support to military service members, veterans and their families wherever it is needed.