SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tenor Anthony Kearns will headline a musical cocktail reception and charity benefit for combat wounded military veterans and their families on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ticketed event is a benefit for the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes and will be held at the elegant Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, CA.
Mr. Kearns, who enjoys international fame as a solo artist and an original member of The Irish Tenors, will provide the entertainment. He will join forces with acclaimed actor Jack Scalia, best known for his role on the hit TV show, All My Children, who will serve as Honorary Host.
The "Evening of Fine Music and Spirits to Support Wounded Veterans through the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes" is the official kick-off for the Coalition's 2014 Road to Recovery Conference, an annual event designed to support military veterans and their families.
David Walker, President and CEO of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, said: "This is a big year for the Coalition. Not only are we hosting our first-ever West Coast conference, but we're also celebrating the 10th anniversary of our founding in 2004. We couldn't be more delighted to have this reception and the 2014 Road to Recovery Conference in San Diego, home to so many outstanding active duty military and veterans, at this beautiful venue, with one of the world's best singers to inspire us and set the tone."
"Anthony Kearns has been a strong supporter of our nation's military service members and their families for many years, and he's been particularly supportive of the Coalition. We're thrilled that he and Jack Scalia will be a part of this premier event on October 4," said Mr. Walker.
Said Mr. Kearns: "I'm proud to kick off this year's Road to Recovery Conference hosted by David Walker and the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, a fantastic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of veterans every day."
Please R.S.V.P. before Mon., Sept. 29, 2014. There will be a 10% discount with advanced ticket purchases made by Sept.19, 2014. (Code: Salute)
The Coalition's Road to Recovery Conference (Oct.5-8, 2014) is a multi-day educational and motivational event designed to prepare combat-wounded veterans and their families for the often-difficult transition to civilian life. The all-expenses-paid conference will feature a Career Fair, seminars, workshops and presentations from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and other organizations.
The Coalition is offering free booth space for organizations committed to hiring veterans. For details, contact [email protected] .
RECEPTION DETAILS – SAT., OCT. 4, 2014:
WHAT: "An Evening of Fine Music & Spirits to Support Wounded Veterans through the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes"
WHEN: Sat., Oct. 4, 2014
- 6:00-6:45 pm – Reception: Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres
- 7:00-9:00 pm – Entertainment & Silent Auction
- 9:00-9:30 pm – VIP Meet and Greet (VIP ticket holders only)
WHERE: Loews Coronado Bay Resort - Coronado, CA 92118. Tel: (619) 424-4000.
HOW: Purchase tickets at: www.salute-benefit.eventbrite.com. Please RSVP by purchasing tickets before Mon., Sept. 29, 2014. You may also purchase tickets by phone at (888) 447-2588 or email [email protected].
Ticket prices: $75 for Individual / $145 per Couple (Reception and entertainment portion only). $125 for VIP Individual / $245 for VIP Couple (Includes reception, entertainment, and VIP meet-and-greet). Note: 10% discount with advanced ticket purchases made by Sept. 19, 2014. (Code: Salute)
Sponsorships available: Benefits include VIP tickets, reserved seating and tables, and more.
PROCEEDS: Event proceeds to benefit the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. 80% of ticket purchases are tax-deductible.
Anthony Kearns first took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as the youngest member of The Irish Tenors, with whom he has five PBS Specials and 10 CDs. His solo career includes concerts, high-profile celebrity engagements, major television appearances, operas, and collaborations with some of the world's most renowned orchestras. He has had the honor of performing for three U.S. Presidents. In fall 2013, Kearns released his first solo album, "With a Song in My Heart."
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes:
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, based in Leesburg, VA, has provided an invaluable, immediate lifeline to thousands of America's wounded veterans since its establishment in 2004. The Coalition is distinguished from other veteran-focused organizations by its direct financial assistance to America's wounded heroes.
SOURCE Kirsten Fedewa & Associates, L.L.C. (on behalf of Anthony Kearns and Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes)