The Falcon Pride Club will be hosting its second annual `A Night of Excellence' dinner and auction, presented by First Command Financial Services.
The event, which includes a three-course meal, full open bar and exciting auction items, will take place Saturday, Aug. 12, at Cheyenne Mountain Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs. The doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:30.
Last year's inaugural event raised $160,000, with all proceeds going directly to the Air Force Academy's Excellence Fund which supports cadet-athletes, equipment and travel. Featured items include: private vacation homes, golf packages, sports memorabilia, exclusive travel experiences with Air Force Football and much more.
"First Command is honored to partner with the Falcon Pride Club as a proud sponsor of this year's Night of Excellence," said Scott Spiker, Chairman/CEO of First Command. "We have a long history of supporting military athletic events and other programs that matter to America's career military. We are committed to enriching the lives of our men and women in uniform at all stages of their careers."
At last year's inaugural event, nearly 300 Air Force supporters were on hand, including several local table sponsors from the surrounding community. The Air Force Athletic Department capped the evening by unveiling the Air Force Football Airpower Legacy Series uniforms for 2016.
"The Night of Excellence is one of the most anticipated evenings of the year for Air Force Athletics," said Dr. Nancy Hixson, CEO of the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation. "We celebrate tradition and heritage and look to the future in honoring our amazing cadet-athletes. I encourage everyone to attend this incredible night."
Tickets can be purchased at the `A Night of Excellence' website www.bidpal.net/excellence2017. Ticket options are as follows:
`A Night of Excellence' 2017 Dinner and Auction
Hosted at Cheyenne Mountain Hotel and Resort
$125 Individual / Tables beginning at $1,250
(Table sponsors include 10 seats)
4:30 PM -- Registration
5:00 PM -- Doors Open, Silent Auction Begins
6:30 PM -- Dinner begins
7:30 PM -- Live Auction Begins
If you can't make it, we ask that you consider a virtual raise the paddle for our cadet-athletes. You can raise your "paddle" by clicking here. Once there, click give and select AF Excellence Fund. No matter the size of your gift it will make an impact on cadet-athletes lives.