13th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party

Oct 24, 2012, 14:14 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, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Baltimore Ravens and Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. at the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween party on Monday, October 29th at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall. Ravens' Michael Oher, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson will be this year's hosts. All proceeds from the event benefit Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

The 13th year of the best Halloween party in the area will feature Baltimore Ravens players along with many from the area business community. The event will raise nearly $135,000 for Goodwill's training and employment programs serving individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Goodwill's largest fundraiser for the last twelve years, the Gridiron Halloween party supports Goodwill's mission of preparing people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives.

"We are excited for the 13th year of the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween," said Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.  "The support of the Ravens and the community means so much to our organization and the people we serve!"  

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 an African Safari, a Cape Cod vacation home, a trip to the ESPYs, gift  certificates from many local restaurants and autographed memorabilia from Ed Reed, Joe Flacco, Adele, Justin Bieber, Sylvester Stallone, and much more.

Tickets are $150 for individuals and $250 per couple. Costumes are optional. For more information or to order tickets by phone, call 410-837-1800 (x175). For more information and to buy tickets online visit www.goodwillgridiron.com

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.