Patriot Ball Awards

Lincoln Award

The inaugural Lincoln Award was presented to Helping Hands for Freedom as the top veterans advocate group for 2015.
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Patriots Shield Award

Patriots Shield Award, presented to the Salt River Project as the top corporate sponsor for the Chamber in 2015.
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Southwest Veterans chamber of Commerce celebrated its inaugural Patriots Ball at the Salt River Project PERA Club in Tempe, AZ.  Some 280 members of the Chamber, sponsors, veterans, patriots and friends of the Chamber turned out for the gala. Also attending were members of the Arizona state legislature, representatives from several members of the U.S congressional delegation and Wanda Wright, Director of the Arizona Department of Veteran’s Services.


Patriots Ball Recap

Patriots Ball Recap
On November 20, 2015, the Southwest Veterans chamber of Commerce celebrated its inaugural Patriots Ball at the Salt River Project PERA Club in Tempe, AZ. Some 280 members of the Chamber, sponsors, veterans, patriots and friends of the Chamber turned out for the gala. Also attending were members of the Arizona state legislature, representatives from several members of the U.S congressional delegation and Wanda Wright, Director of the Arizona Department of Veteran’s Services.
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The theme of the event was “Keeping Lincoln’s Promise” referring to President Lincoln’s famous quote in his second inaugural address affirming the nations’ responsibility “…to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan…”.
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The Master of Ceremonies was Rick D’Amico, Channel 10 news anchor and Air Force veteran. The programs included the first ever Patriots Shield Award, presented to the Salt River Project as the top corporate sponsor for the Chamber in 2015. The inaugural Lincoln Award was presented to Helping Hands for Freedom as the top veterans advocate group for 2015. Music during dinner and dancing was provided by the internationally known band, Groove Merchants
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Many thanks to the to the Patriots Ball Planning Committee volunteers who worked very hard to make the Patriots Ball a success.