Bell Helicopter graciously hosted a spectacular Sky Ball XV launch event at their corporate headquarters on August 28th, 2017. They rolled out the red carpet to provide the Airpower Foundation an opportunity to introduce new potential sponsors to Sky Ball, while also hosting many longtime supporters, and current sponsors. Special guests for the event included Medal of Honor Recipient, Gary Littrell, Medal of Honor Foundation President, Ron Rand, and the most decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division, James “Maggie” Megellas. Maggie also recently celebrated his 100th birthday in March, and gave a very moving speech about his experiences in WWII. The evening included a raffle with many exciting prizes, and a live auction for a helicopter ride around DFW courtesy of Bell. Guest speaker, Kara Martin, moved the audience as she shared her personal experience of the significant impact The Airpower Foundation had on her life, and her recovery, with the assistance in training her service dog through an organization we are proud to support. As she said, her life was saved thanks to the support The Airpower Foundation was able to provide. Sky Ball emcee Scott Murray hosted the evening, and we also enjoyed an amazing rendition of the National Anthem by recording artist Jennifer Nickerson, and another amazing performance by singer Steve Turner who closed the evening with God Bless America.
The Airpower Foundation would like to sincerely thank Bell Helicopter for hosting this wonderful evening, and for their longtime support of the Foundation, and all who serve. We all thank everyone who joined us, and we hope to see you all at Sky Ball XV as we salute the American Veteran on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017. We are also proud to have The Beach Boys joining us for this celebration as our headlining entertainment.
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