The Honor Ball benefiting Collier-Lee Honor Flight

The Honor Ball will be held on Saturday, October 13th. The ball is from 6 to 9 PM at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort. The formal evening celebration of Florida’s values will honor those who have fought to protect it. 100% of proceeds raised will support the Collier-Lee Honor Flight.

The Honor Ball benefiting Collier-Lee Honor Flight

Established in 2013, Collier-Lee Honor Flight’s mission is to transport local veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.  Support for these trips is provided by donors and volunteers and is at no cost to the veterans.

Top priority is given to most senior heroes – survivors of WWII and any veteran with a terminal illness. The program also extends to Korean and Vietnam War Veterans as space allows, on a chronological basis. Collier-Lee Honor Flight is a 501C (3) non-profit, 100% volunteer organization relying solely on donations.

The Honor Ball benefiting Collier-Lee Honor Flight

Keynote Speaker: Ron DeSantis

The Honor Ball benefiting Collier-Lee Honor Flight

State of FGCU Speaker: President Michael Martin

2018 Host Committee:

  • Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto
  • Senator Kathleen Passidomo
  • Rep. Ray Rodrigues
  • Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen
  • Rep. Dane Eagle
  • Rep. Matt Caldwell
  • Rep. Bob Rommel
  • Rep. Byron Donalds
  • Mayor Peter Simmons
  • Mayor Kevin Ruane
  • Mayor Randy Henderson
  • Mayor Joe Coviello
  • Mayor Tracey Gore
  • Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble
  • Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass
  • Councilman Jason Maughan
  • Mr. Spencer Roach
  • Dr. Debi Lux
  • Chairman Jonathan Martin
  • Chairman Ron Kezeske
  • Hon. Therese Everly
  • Ms. Adele Amico
  • Dr. Michael Dreikorn
  • Mrs. Missi Lastra
  • Mr. Rafael Lopez
  • Mr. Bryan Blackwell

The evening will feature emcee Drew Steele, dinner, a State of Florida Gulf Coast University from President Michael Martin, a Keynote Address from Ron DeSantis, a tribute to the military – both past and current – and other entertainment.

For tickets and donation information, click here.

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