13th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party

Sep 18, 2012, 10:03 ET from Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

Join the Baltimore Ravens and Goodwill as they team up for food, fun and a good cause

BALTIMORE, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baltimore Ravens and Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. have announced that players Michael Oher, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson will be the hosts of this year's Goodwill Gridiron Halloween party on Monday, October 29th at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall. Proceeds from the event benefit Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Entering its 13th year, the Halloween party and silent auction will feature Baltimore Ravens players along with many from the area business community. Over 600 people attended last year's party, including 15 Ravens, which helped to raise nearly $135,000 for Goodwill's training and employment programs to serve individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Goodwill's largest fundraiser for the last twelve years, the Gridiron Halloween party raises money to support Goodwill's mission of preparing people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives.

"We are excited to once again team up with the Ravens," said Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.  "Michael Oher, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson will be great hosts, and we look forward to having a great time with the community for the 13th year!"  

The party will include video games, pool, bowling, dancing, a costume contest, catered food, an open bar and a silent auction. Items to be auctioned include Ravens autographed memorabilia, game tickets, golf outings, vacations and other fantastic items.

Tickets are $150 for individuals and $250 per couple. Costumes are optional. Corporate sponsorships are also available. For more information or to order tickets by phone, call 410-837-1800 (x175). To purchase tickets online, visit goodwillches.ticketbud.com/2012halloween.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake:
For 93 years, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has helped others help themselves. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods funds job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities. Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 25,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers, and places approximately 2,300 in jobs, giving them "Not a charity, but a chance." For more information, visit www.goodwillches.org.

Media Contact:
Jonathan Balog
Director of Marketing
410-837-1800 ext 175

SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.