One of the Bay Area’s most popular events – Salute to Heroes V – is coming up Friday, April 3, from 7 to 11 p.m., in South Shore Harbour Resort’s Crystal Ballroom in League City.
The patriot dinner-dance honoring both our warriors and our veterans will feature an open bar, a four-course dinner served at 7:30 p.m., and then a concert by Gary Puckett and the pop rock band, the Union Gap, one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties, followed by dancing. Gary’s powerful and unmistakable signature voice earned him six consecutive Gold Records and Top 10 Billboard hits!
Proceeds from the event, which is held every other year, will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that changes the lives of injured warriors, caregivers and family members as it brings independence to the nation’s most severely wounded veterans.
South Shore Harbour Resort staffers, who are coordinating the event, said UTMB Health is the presenting sponsor, adding that many local businesses have already signed up as sponsors and there are still opportunities available.
The original “Salute to Heroes” was started to honor the memory of SPC Ray Joseph Hutchinson and to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by all who wear a uniform and serve our great country. The Ray Joseph Hutchinson Foundation has raised more than $400,000 in scholarships for Clear Creek Independent School District students and honored many service men and women within our community in its 10 years of operation.
The proud parents of Ray Joseph say they are pleased to see the community continue the “Salute to Heroes” tradition of honoring our local heroes and veterans and raising funds to benefit local organizations that serve our community.
Past recipients include:
2014: Operation Finally Home, 2015: BAHEP Cares and Sentinels of Freedom, 2016: Bay Area Alliance and Military Veteran Peer Network, 2018: League City First Responders
For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Bridget Bear at 281-334-1000, ext. 2028