(April 24, 2015)—Arlington’s most distinguished citizens will help the launch The
Salvation Army’s Inspiring Hope Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, May 6. The
luncheon, which will become an annual event, aims to raise funding for the Gene
and Jerry Jones Family North Texas Youth Education Town (YET) and the Family
YET is devoted to serving disadvantaged youth in Arlington. Caring staff and
volunteers help these children improve their communication skills, increase
their graduation rates, and envision bright futures
through careers in technology and creative arts. The Family Life Center is a
16-room shelter that helps families get back on their feet and reintegrated
Arlington dignitaries and VIP’s include but are not limited to:
Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys’ owner,
president, and general manager, is the keynote speaker.
Ray Davis, co-owner of the Texas Rangers
baseball teams is the honorary co-chair of the event.
Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck is also slated
Arlington Mayoral Candidate and YET
advisory committee member, Jeff Williams, is co-chair of the event.
Stephen Vincent, local businessman and
founder of Power From The SON is an advisory council member and co-chair.
Aquile, from THE VOICE, will sing the
Award winning journalist, CBS11 News anchor
and Arlington native, Karen Borta, will emcee the event.
“Funds raised will help make a
tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of residents through the many
outstanding programs and services offered by The Salvation Army,” Mayor Cluck
Salvation Army Captain, Jennifer Jones, said, “We’re thrilled about this luncheon.
Our hope is that it gives a broader awareness of what The Salvation Army is
doing in the Arlington-Mansfield area. We hope it provides us with the funding
we need to continue doing what we’re doing for the community.”
are $150 for individuals. Table sponsorships range from $1,500 to $100,000 for
a table of ten. Sponsorships of various
levels may include recognition on invitations, table signage, social media, and
more. To buy tickets log onto www.sayet.org. For sponsorship information, contact Bridget Lenhardt at
817-860-1836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.