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For Immediate Release
Sep 29, 2021

Two-Day Event to Show Support For America's Warriors - Coming to Annapolis

American Heroes Benefit and Festival will include Masquerade Gala and Fall Festival

Waving American flag with text "American Heroes Benefit & Festival"

ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th, the Proffitt Brothers Foundation®, which is a veteran-operated nonprofit, is hosting the American Heroes Benefit and Festival on Annapolis City Dock to show support for America’s veterans, service-members, and their families and to raise money for veterans’ charitable organizations.

“After what happened in Afghanistan, America’s veterans, service-members and their loved ones are understandably unsettled that their collective sacrifices over two decades were in vain. So, we are organizing a two-day event to demonstrate to America’s warriors and their families that they have a reproducible ‘Sea of Support,’ and that we will honor their sacrifices now, not decades later with a monument and a ceremony.  We can do better, we will do better, and we can do it today,” explained Vince Proffitt, Founder of Proffitt Brothers Foundation®.

Proceeds from the event will go to veterans’ charitable organizations, including Annapolis-based Valhalla Sailing Project and Live Water Foundation. The organizations will be offering sailing lessons and paddle boarding activities during the fall festival to fellow veterans, service members and their families.

The itinerary for American Heroes Benefit and Festival includes: 

Masquerade Gala on Friday, November 5th 6:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Open Bar and Hor d'oeuvres
  • Live auction with exclusive items and experiences
  • Live music by Chrysis Winston's Crew Dance Band Ensemble (14-piece band plays music from the 60s to present)
  • An incredible night of Fun, Honor and Patriotism
  • Masquerade will be held indoors in heated tent
  • Tickets are available at HeroBenefit.Eventbrite.com.
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Fall Festival on Saturday, November 6th 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Live Music by 3 Bands and DJ
  • Multiple Cash Bars
  • Face Painting for kids
  • Activities provided by local veteran charitable organizations
  • Tailgate Games (Cornhole tournament, Giant Jenga)
  • Pet Costume Contest and Parade
  • Fall Festival is planned to be outdoors. If inclement weather, the event will be held underneath a heated tent.
  • This is a free event and tickets are not required

“American Heroes Benefit and Festival will attract people from around the country who want to show their support for America’s warriors and their families during this difficult time for them,” added Vince Proffitt, Founder of Proffitt Brothers Foundation®. “People attending the event will also experience a weekend of fun and patriotism while raising money for great causes. It will be an event that will be talked about for years to come.” 

Media Note: Any journalist who is interested in attending the masquerade gala to cover the event must register by October 23rd. Please register by emailing your name, title and publication to Nick Goebel at NGoebel@PerceptionPRLLC.com.

About Proffitt Brothers Foundation®:

The 501 (c) (3) Foundation, which is the charitable arm of Spartan Medical Inc., was created in July 2018 to honor the vision and mission of Gregory Proffitt, who passed far too young on 21 May 2018. The Foundation was entirely funded by Spartan Medical through June 2021, with 100% of all donations going to the causes it supports. The goal is to help fund the hardworking charities that get the proceeds directly to real people, locally, on the front-line. The mission is to find people that have demonstrated the propensity to do good, and to incentivize that incredible behavior with funding, to make the biggest possible impact in the most expedient and efficient manner possible.

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