Byron, California (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
The Patriots Jet Team Foundation will host its annual fundraising gala on August 9th at the Patriots Jet Center in Byron, California. The all-volunteer, non-profit organization provides inspiring math and science instruction to students through its innovative AeroSTEM programs.
The gala will include dinner, cocktails, and silent and live auctions. Guests will marvel at an authentic MiG-17 fighter jet display, and peruse exhibits from the foundation’s Aerospace Academy. Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, founder of the Reaching for the Stars Foundation in Stockton, will be the keynote speaker. Hernandez, who was raised as a migrant farm worker, will speak about his long struggle to become an electrical engineer and astronaut, and his mission to help bring stimulating, hands-on math and science programs to America's disadvantaged students.
“The Patriots Jet Team Foundation is honored to partner with astronaut Jose Hernandez and local supporters to host this year’s fundraising gala,” says David Ringler, Patriots Jet Team Foundation spokesperson. “We remain committed to our mission to inspire and challenge this country’s youth, and to promote the future of aviation, aerospace, and STEM education in our public schools.”
The Patriots Jet Team Foundation 2014 Benefit Gala will be held August 9th from 5-10 p.m. at the Patriots Jet Center in the Byron Airport, 760 Osprey Court, Byron, California 94514. Tickets are $100, or guests can purchase whole tables. All profits will benefit the Patriots Jet Team Foundation. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.pjtf.org
Media Contact: Beth Wenbourne Katz, BWK Impressions: bwkimpressions(at)gmail(dot)com
About the Patriots Jet Team Foundation
The Patriots Jet Team Foundation (http://www.pjtf.org) is a IRS 501C3 non-profit organization. Through its partnership with the popular Patriots Jet Team (patriotsjetteam.com) and the Foundation's innovative AeroSTEM programs, the PJTF provides students with hands-on, real world applications to otherwise complex technical information. Its programs capitalize on the inspiration of aviation and aerospace science to encourage students to discover and apply mathematical and scientific principles, and to achieve their academic and career goals.