Please join us for American Airlines Sky Ball XVI, in Support of the Airpower Foundation as we celebrate 16 years of “Why we do what we do!” We have a very exciting weekend of once in a lifetime experiences planned for the largest military support event in the nation! October 25 – 27, 2018.
Beginning on Thursday, the Airpower Foundation will be proud to host the 45th anniversary return to freedom celebration gala for our Vietnam POW’s. We are honored to have Air Force Chief of Staff, General Goldfein, as our keynote speaker, with a special presentation to Mr. Ross Perot Sr. by the Vietnam POW’s.
Friday evening we are pleased to present our Salute to the Heroes complimentary concert for military, first responders, veterans, their families, and the families of our fallen military heroes. Entertainment includes Austin Allsup, Coffey Anderson, the Scooter Brown Band, and three time Grammy Nominated Texas Country Artist, Pat Green!
Our Saturday black tie Sky Ball gala will be an evening to remember! Sky Ball will feature an exclusive VIP reception for sponsors, a 3 course gourmet meal prepared by Executive Chef, Robert Irvine, an evening of tributes, all culminating with headlining entertainment by country superstars, and military supporters, Big & Rich!
For aviation enthusiasts, we will have over 40 military and civilian aircraft on static display for our Friday and Saturday evening events. This will be a weekend you do not want to miss! Please view our sponsorship page for details on how you can join us for this spectacular event, while supporting our military heroes! You can also email Sponsorships@skyballinfo.com for more information and to speak with a Sky Ball representative!
The Heart Behind Sky Ball
The American Airlines Sky Ball is the premier fundraising event for one of the oldest military support organizations in the US, the Airpower Foundation which was formed by the Fort Worth Airpower Council. Sky Ball has allowed the Airpower Foundation to contribute solely to funding projects that directly support the members and families of all branches of our military, veterans and wounded, ill, or injured service members and their families. Last year, Sky Ball raised more than $3.1 million to support our military through contingency funds at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and other military support organizations mentioned below.
The Airpower Foundation was founded to be a nationwide 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families. The direct donations and sponsorships help support the children of our fallen military heroes, projects such as helping amputee and burn survivors transition to civilian life, providing advanced technology “smart” homes to severely wounded service members through our support of the Gary Sinise Foundation, kayak fishing expeditions for physically and emotionally challenged veterans, and so much more.
Learn more about the AIRPOWER FOUNDATION and the projects we support here.
Return to Freedom Celebration Gala
Westin DFW Airport Hotel
Reception at 6:00PM, Dinner Program begins at 7:00PM
Dress: Black Tie Optional / Business / Mess Dress
Salute to the Heroes Concert
American Airlines Hangar Number 5
Doors open at 5:00PM, Program begins at 7:00PM
Food and Beverages provided
Sky Ball XVI Host Hotel and Sponsor
Westin DFW Airport Hotel
4545 West John Carpenter Fwy (114)
Irving, TX 75063 | 972-929-4500
Please click here to reserve your room online
The American Airlines Sky Ball is in support of the Airpower Foundation who partners with the following organizations to serve our veterans and military families:
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MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES to SKY BALL
American Airlines Sky Ball XVI, in support of the Airpower Foundation, is the largest and most impactful military support event in the nation. Hosted inside a transformed American Airlines Hangar at DFW International airport, there simply is no other event in the country that matches the size and scope of American Airlines Sky Ball. We host three days of events honoring our nation’s military and supporting local schools through educational outreach programs. The weekend includes a career expo for veterans and transitioning military members, an aviation expo for students in partnership with DFW International Airport to the Sky Ball Gala, there is something for everyone!
If you can’t attend this year’s event, but still wish to give back to the members of our nation’s military for their sacrifice, you can donate tables in their honor enabling them to take part in Sky Ball XVI. If you would also like to donate to the Airpower Foundation to help us fund the projects we put on year-round, you may do so as well. We thank you for your support in helping us to honor our nation’s military and their families.
sponsorship & Table tickets
Purchase your table today or donate a table for military guests to join this life changing experience if you are unable to attend.
Please click here to purchase individual tables and tickets.
500Donated Premium Seat Ticket
Donate a premium single event ticket for a military member.
5,000Premium Table – 10 Seats
Purchase a table for yourself or Donate a table for military guests to attend this life changing event.
150,000MEDAL OF HONOR
100,000DEF. DIST. SERVICE MEDAL
50,000LEGION OF MERIT