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USA Cares Presents Annual Gala Event Celebrating 14 Years of Service to Veterans and Military Families
15 September

LOUISVILLE, KY – USA Cares is now in its 14th year of service to our nation’s military heroes, and is celebrating and paying tribute to our brave veterans, active service members and their families at this year’s annual USA Cares Gala. Featuring a sensational cocktail reception, fabulous multi-course catered dinner, live entertainment and live and silent auctions, this black tie-optional affair has established itself as USA Cares’ signature annual event.

“USA Cares is an organization that goes above and beyond for our veterans,” said John Weeks, Delta Dental of Kentucky Vice President and General Counsel. “As a former Navy man, I’m honored to have the opportunity to participate in this event. I’m even more thrilled that Delta Dental has put its support behind USA Cares’ mission.”

In true Kentucky fashion, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception featuring local bourbons, fine wines, and custom cocktails. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle and participate in a silent auction featuring fine art, entertainment experiences, rare collectibles and more!

Later in the evening, guests will enjoy a gourmet multi-course dinner in the glamorous main ballroom of the Marriott in downtown Louisville, followed by an inspirational presentation by guest speaker retired Captain James “Jae” Barclay, U.S. Army, a combat wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Guests will then be invited to participate in a patriotic celebration of our brave heroes, leading the evening into an exhilarating live auction featuring a variety of exclusive content including luxury travel packages, a custom-built Suzuki motorcycle, and a full barrel of Buffalo Trace Eagle Rare bourbon with a personalized bottling experience.

All funds raised from the Gala will benefit USA Cares and expand our mission to assist military families in crisis.

The 2017 title sponsor for the USA Cares Gala is Delta Dental. Other sponsors include Dismas Charities, Kindred Healthcare, 502 Winery, The Scariot Foundation, Angel’s Envy, and Tito’s Vodka.

The 2017 USA Cares Gala will take place at the Marriott – Downtown Louisville on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This Gala is a world-class event where you can show your patriotism and support the brave men and women who have served our country so selflessly. To purchase tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gwendolyn Brashear by phone at 502-894-9768 or by email at gwendolyn@usacares.org.

For all media inquiries, please contact Aubrey Gonzalez at 270-872-4422 ext. 137 or by email at aubrey@usacares.org

About USA Cares

USA Cares (www.usacares.org) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that addresses the critical and unmet needs of post-9/11 service members and their families by providing them with immediate financial and advocacy support in times of crisis. The non-profit organization strives to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering. USA Cares has responded to over 97,000 requests for emergency financial help with millions of dollars in granted assistance.

USA Cares Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 12359. To donate or to request assistance, please visit USA Cares’ website at www.usacares.org.

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