DES MOINES, IOWA (September 14, 2012) – The Iowa All Academy Ball, held on December 29th, 2012 is an evening that will celebrate Iowans who are attending or have graduated from one of the five United States Service Academies. Activities for the evening include a reception at the Governor’s mansion, live entertainment, dinner, and a silent auction to benefit three charities; Operation Support Our Troops, Wheels for Warriors, and The Iowa Veterans Home.
Operation Support Our Troops (OSOT), is a national support organization based in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The organization’s main goal is to improve morale and welfare of members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Supporting U.S. soldiers for over a decade, they have led and participated in numerous appreciation efforts, including pack-outs, honoring fallen soldiers, parades, and celebrations. For more information on OSOT, visit the website (www.osotinc.org).
Wheels for Warriors is an initiative supported by Operation Support Our Troops. The campaign is focused on donating vans to veteran organizations that can be used to provide transportation for disabled veterans. To learn more about this initiative, visit the website. (www.osotinc.org/wheels_for_warriors/index.php).
The Iowa Veterans Home is based in Marshalltown, and serves Iowa Veterans and their families. In addition to around-the-clock medical care for residents, the Iowa Veterans Home also provides support groups, counseling, and physical therapy in a comfortable setting for Iowans who have served in the military. For more information, please visit the website (ivh.iowa.gov).
Ball Chairman, Kevin Lentz is tasked with the selection of the charitable organizations. “We believe that these are three incredibly worthy charities that help support our troops both abroad and at home,” Lentz explains. “It is extremely important that our soldiers know that people at home are behind them, and the charitable organizations that we have selected this year do exactly that.”
To learn more about the Iowa All-Academy Ball, or information on registering, please contact event organizer, Kevin Lentz by phone at (515) 991-3550, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit the Iowa All-Academy Ball website at www.iowaallacademyball.com. You can also follow the Iowa All-Academy Ball on Twitter (@iowaallacademyball), or stay informed by following the Iowa All-Academy Ball Facebook page (www.facebook.com/iowaallacademyball).