Performance by country music star Craig Morgan at Summer Soirée, Sunday, August 28

(left to right) World Series Champion Doug Flynn, Hope For The Warriors Volunteer Manager Angie Parker, and World Series Champion Johnny Bench at the 2021 Hope For The Warriors Celebrity Invitational.

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (July 27, 2022) –Tickets are now available for the Hope For The Warriors Summer Soirée, scheduled for Sunday, August 28 at River Landing Country Club in Wallace, N.C. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and will feature a performance by country music star and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan.

In addition, the Summer Soirée will honor members of our nation’s armed forces and their families with the Vigiano Hope & Courage Awards, named in honor of the Vigiano family, who lost both of their sons in the September 11th attacks. Hope For The Warriors will also honor individuals, corporations and organizations who have stood beside the organization in serving military families.

Tickets are $250 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment by Craig Morgan. The deadline to purchase tickets is August 22.

The Summer Soirée is a part of the multi-day 13th Annual Hope For The Warriors Celebrity Invitational benefiting Hope For The Warriors.

Founded aboard Camp Lejeune in 2006, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

This year the multi-day event features three events at the Mad Boar restaurant that include, warrior night, warrior night after party and karaoke night. River Landing will hold the par three challenge, golf tournament and the Summer Soirée featuring Craig Morgan. The Celebrity Invitational is hosted by World Series champions Johnny Bench and Doug Flynn with the continued support of the River Landing community and its residents.

“From the Murphy Family, the River Landing community and Johnny Bench and Doug Flynn, we’re grateful for this group’s years of support to the military families that Hope For The Warriors serves through the Invitational,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder, president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “We’re excited to bring back the Summer Soirée to the amazing River Landing club house so that we can honor our Hope & Courage Award winners and enjoy the music of Craig Morgan.”

The Hope For The Warriors Celebrity Invitational is an event that focuses on building a deeper understanding and appreciation between the military and civilian communities by playing host to local military and civilian community members and celebrities.

“We’ve always loved being a part of this special event,” said Wendy Murphy chair of the River Landing Invitational. “Our servicemen and women are our heroes. It is their duty to serve and protect us, and it is our duty to honor them and their families and to offer support when needed. Hope For The Warriors allows us to do this and we are proud of all the ways they are able to help. It is a weekend full of showing respect and hearing testimonies of Hope For The Warriors’ awesome work, plus we get to have a good time and meet awesome people while doing it!”

Celebrities confirmed for part, or all of the Celebrity Invitational include hosts and World Series Champions Johnny Bench and Doug Flynn, former NFL players Jeff Bostic, Chris Mohr, Adrian Murrell, Ken Huff, former NBA player Jack Marin, Former PGA player and radio host John Maginnes, pro golfer Wyatt Larkin, Bravo reality star Craig Conover, singer/songwriters Teresa Wade, Randy McQuay, Rick Seratte, TV host John Daly, radio/TV host Jim Thornton, actress Paula Trickey and actors Antwon Tanner, Kent Fields and more.

With the continued support of the Murphy family and the River Landing community, the Hope For The Warriors Invitational has raised over $1.7 million since 2010.

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About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 40,000 through a variety of support programs focused on health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded 183 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.orgFacebookTwitter or Instagram.