American Airlines, Fort Worth Airpower Foundation Present Sky Ball Fundraiser This Weekend Benefiting Military Families

Ninth Annual Patriotic Gala Supports U.S. Service Members and Families, Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Medal of Honor.


To kick off the weekend on Friday evening, members of the military, their families and Sky Ball volunteers will be treated to a free private concert at AFW by country music singer-songwriter Clint Black.

"The Airpower Foundation and American Airlines have enjoyed tremendous support from patriots in North Texas and around the country over the past nine years, and their contributions to Sky Ball have made it possible for our partnership to carry out its mission providing assistance to the men and women who wear the cloth of this country in defense of our freedom," said Mike Snyder, FWAPF Chairman. "The importance of assisting men and women in uniform and their families during deployments and when they come home is the prime focus at Sky Ball and throughout the year by American Airlines and its employees. The Airpower Foundation is pleased to continue its partnership with American Airlines in this vital mission." Snyder is joined as co-chair of this year's event by American Airlines Capt. Jim Palmersheim, Managing Director of the airline's veterans and military initiatives.

For additional information please visit the Sky Ball IX website, http://www.skyballinfo.com.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

About The Fort Worth Airpower Foundation

The Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (a 501(c)(3) Foundation) is an associate entity of the Fort Worth Airpower Council, the nation's oldest military support organization, established in 1958 with Frank Kent as its first Chairman. The Foundation is pledged to support and enhance the Military of the United States of America in all efforts to protect and promote freedom. Specifically, the Foundation is committed to supporting the families of the men and women serving our country, especially those assigned to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) Fort Worth, recognizing and honoring the JRB's importance to our community.

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SOURCE American Airlines

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