USO-Metro Announces 13th Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops Presented by Live! Casino

June 30, 2016 11:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, a nonprofit 501©(3) organization chartered by Congress to strengthen America’s military service members and their families, announced today that it will hold its annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops on Oct. 27, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Tysons Corner. The event, presented by Live! Casino, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the organization and will include special performances by Miss America 2017; top-of-the-line entertainment from the USO Show Troupe; gourmet food, desserts and an open bar in a business-to-business setting; and featured casino games staffed by volunteer Live! Casino table games dealers. All proceeds from the event go toward advancing USO-Metro’s goals of supporting active duty service members and their families.

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“This event has become one of our most important annual fundraisers, and we are incredibly honored to have so many great people and organizations helping out. Their support is absolutely critical to our ability to continue the extensive programs and support that USO-Metro provides for military families and service members throughout the Greater Washington-Baltimore area,” said Elaine Rogers, president of USO-Metro. “Thanks to the amazing generosity of our presenting sponsor Live! Casino, and our other sponsors and volunteers, this fun event truly is a celebration of service and giving back to those who defend our freedom every day.”

At the benefit, guests will also be able to see USO-Metro’s iconic Mobile USO, which features video gaming units, reclining chairs and a flat-screen television to allow viewers to get a glimpse of how USO-Metro serves military members and their families throughout the Washington-Baltimore region.

“This year’s Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops is going to be the biggest and best yet, and we encourage everyone throughout the area to attend one of the most entertaining events of the year,” said Paul McQuillan, chairman of the Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops, chairman of the board of USO-Metro, and president and CEO of PlanetRisk. “There’s so much enthusiasm surrounding the event already, and we believe this will be one of the most successful benefits to date, giving us even more opportunity to give back to our military community.”

Sponsors of this year’s event include PlanetRisk, EY, SAIC, Verizon, CenturyLink, DynCorp International, Level 3 Communications and Oakwood Worldwide, among others. To learn more about corporate sponsorships or ticket opportunities, please contact Stephanie Krasner at or 703-696-4827.

*About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore *

Celebrating 75 years of service, USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. Throughout the Washington-Baltimore region, USO-Metro is committed to connecting our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort and support. USO-Metro is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at local military hospitals; through its Mobile USO; within six USO centers, including the Warrior and Family centers at Fort Belvoir and Bethesda; and at four USO airport lounges. Programs, services and entertainment celebrity handshake tours at local military hospitals and military installations are made possible by the American people, support from our partners, and the dedication of volunteers and staff. For more information, please visit, “like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram by searching USOMetroDC.


USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Michelle Shortencarrier, 703-864-6429

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