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On 3 August 2019, the Rocket City Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (RC AGCRA), the Legacy for Korean War Veterans Foundation (L4KWVF) and the Army Space Professionals Association (ASPA) co-hosted their 5th Annual Black Tie Charity Ball (BTCB).
The Annual Black Tie Charity Ball fundraising event provides financial support to selected Tennessee Valley nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to all Veterans and serving Soldiers and Civilians - active duty, retirees and their families. This formal event is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of our Soldiers, Veterans, and Families.
To date the BTCB has raised over $71,000 for local Veteran Organizations in the Tennessee Valley.
Last year’s guest speaker was Mr. Ronnie Chronister, Senior Vice President for Contracts at Dynetics Incorporated and former Deputy to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). Mr. Chronister’s speech was heartfelt and poignant, he emphasized the importance of Veterans to tell their stories so that future generations will remember the sacrifices made and honor those that served before us.
This year’s proceeds benefited 4 deserving local organizations: Forever Young Senior Veterans in Alabama, Rolling Thunder, Still Serving Veterans and Women Veterans Interactive.
Forever Young Senior Veterans in Alabama’s Mission is to bring Honor, Healing, and Hope to Senior Veterans in the North Alabama area. The all-volunteer staff works to end the silent suffering of WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans by granting their unfulfilled dreams, returning them to the places where they fought, and giving them the opportunity to heal from unresolved combat stress and other issues related to their service.
William L. "Bill" Holtzclaw
Chief Programs Officer at Still Serving Veterans
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The 5th Annual Black Tie Charity Ball donated $20,000 to Forever Young Senior Veterans, Rolling Thunder, Still Serving Veterans and Women Veterans Interactive. Our Guest Speaker, Mr. Ronnie Chronister, did a phenomenal job.
Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, speakers, attendees, the Twickenham Jazz Band, and DJ for making this event possible. You are all truly appreciated.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Regrettably, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, we are cancelling the 6th Annual Black Tie Charity Ball. We understand that we are in uncharted territory and during these times of hardship and uncertainty we don’t feel that this is the right time to conduct our annual event.
We want to take a moment to recognize and give thanks to all our doctors, nurses, caregivers, first responders and our selfless military who are on the front lines and who fight this invisible enemy that threatens our lives and freedoms.
When it is safe to do so, we will conduct the Black Tie Charity Ball to raise funds for our local Veteran Organizations.
The Black Tie Charity Ball Committee
CW4 (Ret) Sheren Roberts