Wolf Trap Teams up with Boeing, USO-Metro, and Artists to Honor Military Personnel and their Families

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Wolf Trap Offers Ticket Discounts for all September Performances; Boeing and USO-Metro Offer Support with Complimentary Tickets to Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

Cathy Rigby, Peter Pan, Wolf Trap

Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

All of the artists enthusiastically agreed to work with us on this initiative in appreciation of those who serve our country,” said Terrence Jones, president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a special ticket discount for active-duty military personnel and their families and friends, on all September performances at The Filene Center. Service men and women (grades E1-E4), and up to three guests will be eligible for a 10% discount off in-house seats for September shows. Military personnel can purchase discounted tickets at the Wolf Trap Filene Center Box Office with a current military I.D.

Military discounts are available for the following performances:

“All of the artists enthusiastically agreed to work with us on this initiative in appreciation of those who serve our country,” said Terrence Jones, president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. “We hope that a visit to Wolf Trap will provide these service men and women a small respite through the arts, as they spend time together with their friends and families and enjoy the Wolf Trap experience.”

Also showing support for the military, The Boeing Company, has generously donated hundreds of tickets for military personnel and their families to attend the Sunday matinee of Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

“Service members and their families honor us with their presence. While no act or words can match their sacrifices to help keep us safe, I hope that this donation will in some small way show them how much we appreciate all that they do for us,” said Tim Keating, senior vice president for Government Operations at The Boeing Company and Wolf Trap Board member. “Wolf Trap is a special place, and I hope they share an enjoyable evening with friends and family.”

The USO of Metropolitan Washington, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families, facilitated distribution of the donated tickets, and will bring the USO-Metro’s Mobile Unit to the Wolf Trap performance. This special deployable unit, sponsored by Boeing, features a stainless steel kitchen, an exterior flat panel TV with satellite and video gaming, laptops with Internet access, and a stereo with a PA system to bring the comfort and entertainment directly to today’s highly mobile armed forces.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to lift the spirits of local military families by providing them with a unique opportunity to enjoy quality time together,” said Elaine Rogers, president of The USO of Metropolitan Washington. “The USO’s role is to do the little things to boost morale and let them know they are supported and appreciated. The continued generosity of the community makes it possible for USO-Metro to serve the troops and their families, and we are truly grateful for this partnership with The Boeing Company and Wolf Trap.”

For Wolf Trap’s performance schedule and more information about the military discount please visit http://www.wolftrap.org

About The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 90 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 159,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries.

About The USO of Metropolitan Washington
The USO of Metropolitan Washington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families,” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers; four USO airport lounges and through Operations USO Care Package. For more information please visit http://www.usoetro.org

About The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues, the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and the Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. In partnership with the National Park Service, The 7,028-seat Filene Center annually showcases an extensive list of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theater, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns operates year round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, scholarships, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2009 List of “Best Places to Intern.” As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group. Terrence D. Jones is president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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