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Inspiring Hope Luncheon

Arlington Dignitaries Shine the Spotlight on Inaugural Luncheon

           ARLINGTON (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 Life Center.

          The 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 into society.

          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 to speak.  
  • ·         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 national anthem.
  • ·         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 said.  

YET 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.”

Tickets 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 bridget_lenhardt@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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