Media Alert 

The War Memorial Partners with Wins for Warriors Foundation to present An Evening of Red, White and Blue

Premiere gala event takes place on May 25


Press passes available. Contact Brooks Hoste, Manager of Communications and Programming at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 313.332.4024 for more information.


WHO
Gary Peters, U.S. Senator
Justin Verlander (pre-recorded; not appearing in-person)
Christie Upton Williams, Executive Director and CEO of Wins for Warriors Foundation
Detroit Party Marching Band
Major sponsors including Tom and Carol Cracchiolo; Genesis Cadillac; Jim and Ann Nicholson; Mary and Ron Lamparter; Home Grown Heroes; and event co-chairs, Alicia Nicholson and Stephanie Nicholson

AWARDEES
Gary Peters, U.S. Senator (Spirit of Service Award)
Justin Verlander and Wins for Warriors Foundation (Spirit of Community Award)

WHAT
Gala event featuring an awards presentation and fireworks overlooking Lake St. Clair

WHY
A benefit for The Patriot Initiative — a designated fund in The War Memorial’s endowment which supports veterans programs and provides financial gifts to impactful organizations focused on honoring and serving veteran causes

WHEN
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6pm: Cocktail reception
7pm: Awards presentation
7:30pm: Dinner service (dinner is not available for press at this event)
8:40pm: Toast to veterans and military members
8:45pm: Detroit Party Marching Band performance
9:00pm: Afterglow (press is welcome to enjoy desserts and drinks at this portion of the evening)
9:45pm: Fireworks (countdown and “TNT box” theatrics on the back lawn of The War Memorial; actual fireworks presented from a barge on Lake St. Clair)

WHERE
The War Memorial (a.k.a. The Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association)
32 Lake Shore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

RELEASE
GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MICHIGAN — Presented by Wins for Warriors Foundation, An Evening of Red, White and Blue is The War Memorial’s premiere gala event, during which we honor our heroes and raise funds in support of The Patriot Initiative. Guests will enjoy cocktails in the historic Alger estate courtyard, exquisite dining in our beautiful lakefront ballroom, and fireworks overlooking Lake St. Clair.

The evening will include the presentation of two awards: Gary Peters, U.S. Senator, will receive the Spirit of Service Award; Justin Verlander and Wins for Warriors Foundation will receive the Spirit of Community Award. Christie Williams, executive director and CEO of Wins for Warriors Foundation, will accept the award on behalf of Mr. Verlander.

Suggested dress is chic red, white and blue attire.


About The War Memorial

The War Memorial, located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, is a legacy-filled institution with a reenergized determination to emerge as a regional driver of arts, learning, patriotism, hospitality and connectivity. Situated on the grounds of the historic Alger Estate, The War Memorial serves an estimated 200,000 individuals with over 2,000 functions annually, including programs to honor veterans, engagement experiences for adults and children, community events and celebrations, and premier hospitality services. With new programming and innovative leadership, The War Memorial is a unique, dynamic and forward-thinking hub for southeast Michigan with a mission to be a patriotic, cultural, and community leader.


Media Contact

Brooks Hoste
Manager of Communications and Programming
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
313.332.4024


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