(PRWEB) January 15, 2014
“We and our sponsors are proud to hold our inaugural event in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion at the California Science Center,” said Mark Wolper, President & Executive Producer of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and Chair of the Endeavor Awards Gala Host Committee.
“We acknowledge the leadership of the California Science Center in making this venue available to all of us in Los Angeles. It’s a special place indeed for those of us who love flying to be able to celebrate what the gift of flight has brought to our lives and the public good. And we join the California Science Center in saluting the great achievements of the heroic astronauts and members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour missions.”
Endeavour Astronaut Scott Parazynski and his fellow astronauts will welcome Endeavor Awards guests, along with Hollywood luminaries, Greg Kinnear, Robert Zemeckis and Ed Asner as they honor the true heroes of flying, both individuals and organizations, who have demonstrated their commitment to Public Benefit Aviation.
Proceeds of the May 4, 2014 event will benefit Angel Flight West (AFW), along with other Volunteer Pilot Organizations nationwide, providing a corps of charitably-minded pilots giving the gift of flight to thousands of children and adults who require treatment at faraway medical centers.
About The Endeavor Awards:
The Endeavor Awards (http://www.endeavorawards.org) is an annual event honoring the pilots, individuals and support organizations, corporations and government agencies most responsible for providing Public Benefit Aviation. The inaugural Endeavor Awards event will be held on May 4, 2014 at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion in the California Science Center.
About Public Benefit Aviation:
Using their own time and general aviation aircraft, pilot volunteers from the many Public Benefit Aviation organizations help hundreds of people each month, providing health, compassion, and community service.
About Angel Flight West:
Angel Flight West (AFW) (http://www.angelflightwest.org) is a 30-year-old organization of volunteer private pilots offering the gift of flight to thousands of stricken children and adults. Along with its commercial airline partners, AFW provides non-emergency air transportation without cost to qualified passengers. Missions flown by AFW include private pilots volunteering their time and donating all expenses to provide access to treatment at faraway medical centers; transporting blood to critically ill patients; flying special needs kids to summer camps; and many more humanitarian missions.
About the Video:
David Knight and his team produced this moving and historic documentary, which followed the Space Shuttle Endeavour throughout its final mission, Mission 26, to its permanent place of honor in The Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion at the California Science Center.