14th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party

Oct 21, 2013, 10:43 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. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. at the 14th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween party on Monday, October 28th at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall. This year's Ravens hosts include defensive tackle Arthur Jones, tackle Michael Oher and tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson. All proceeds from the event benefit Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

The 14th 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 13 years, the Gridiron Halloween party supports Goodwill's mission of preparing people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives.

"I'm happy to support Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake and all of the great programs they provide for those in need in our community," said Oher. "I'm looking forward to celebrating Halloween with my teammates and the community while also helping to raise money for a great cause at the same time."

The party will include video games, billiards, bowling, dancing, a costume contest, catered food, an open bar and a silent auction. Items to be auctioned include an African Safari, Disney Paris, a trip to the ESPYs, gift certificates from many local restaurants and hotels, autographed memorabilia from the Ravens and The Rolling Stones, Sylvester Stallone and much more.

"We are very excited for this year's Goodwill Gridiron Halloween party," said Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. "We have some fantastic items in our silent auction this year and are looking forward to a great party with the Ravens, their fans and our supporters."

Tickets are $150 for individuals and $250 per couple. Costumes are optional. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.goodwillgridiron.com. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door.

Sponsors of the 14th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party include: (Hall of Fame Sponsor) M&T Bank; (All Pro Sponsors) Baltimore Ravens and Mister, Burton & French, LLC; (MVP Sponsor) Whiting-Turner; and (Team Player Sponsors) 1st Mariner Bank, BGE, CAC Direct Marketing, Cassidy Turley, Gordon Feinblatt, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, Johns Hopkins Health System, McCormick, McKenzie Commercial Real Estate and Taylor & Ryan, LLC.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake:
For 94 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 33,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers, and places approximately 2,400 in jobs, giving them "Not a charity, but a chance." For more information, visit www.goodwillches.org.

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SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.