2010 Gala Details

2010 Gala Details

On October 7, 2010, the USO will hold its annual USO Gala in Washington, D.C. This star-studded event will feature well-known entertainers from USO celebrity entertainment tours and will recognize a special volunteer, as well as honorees selected by the Senior Enlisted representatives from each branch of the armed forces for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty and heroism.

An estimated 900 guests will gather to pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform. Guests will include Washington dignitaries, Members of Congress, military leadership, celebrities, members of the USO Board of Governors, USO corporate sponsors and the media.

For more than six decades, the USO has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. troops and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services.

For more information, please contact the Director of Special Events & Projects.

Date
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Location
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

Honoring
Recipient of the Spirit of the USO Award
USO Service Members of the Year
USO Volunteer of the Year

Downloads
2010 USO Gala Fact Sheet
2010 USO Gala Pledge Form
2010 USO Sponsor Benefits June 3 

 

2010 USO Gala Sponsors

Chairman

TriWest Healthcare Alliance 

Vice Chairman Sponsor

ITT 

Four Star Sponsors

Military.com 

Oshkosh Defense 

P&G 

 

Three Star Sponsors

Express Scripts, Inc. 

 

Two Star Sponsors

BAE Systems, Inc.

Budweiser

General Dynamics

Lockheed Martin

Microsoft Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ambassador and Sue Timken

Worth Linen Associates

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get my tickets for the reception/dinner?

There are no "tickets" for the event. Upon arrival, you will need to check in at the registration desk and provide your name and or organization/company. It is very important that you confirm that your name is on our guest list.
*Note: If you are attending on behalf of a Gala sponsor, please contact them to ensure that they have submitted your name.

Where is the event being held?

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

How do I get to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel?

The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is located at 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., on the corner or Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road.

By Metro:

Exit at the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station (Red Line).

Driving from Washington, D.C. / Dulles Airport:

Follow the signs to I-66 east to Washington
Follow I-66 to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (US Route 50)
Take the Constitution Avenue exit off of the bridge
Continue on Constitution Avenue for 6 blocks and make a left turn onto 17th Street
Continue on Connecticut Avenue for 1 mile
Cross over the William Taft Bridge
Make a left turn at the 3rd light after the bridge onto Woodley Avenue
The hotel entrance is on the left

Driving from Baltimore/BWI Airport:

Take I-95 south to I-495 west
Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue southbound
Continue on Connecticut Avenue for about 6.5 miles
Turn right onto Woodley Road
The hotel entrance is on the left

Driving from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport:

Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway)
Take I-395 north to Route 1 (Route 1 is the 14th Street Bridge)
Merge to the far left lane on the bridge and follow the signs for 14th Street
Take 14th Street for 1 mile
Turn left onto K Street
Continue on K Street for 5 blocks
Turn right onto Connecticut Avenue
Follow Connecticut Avenue for 1 mile
Cross over the William Taft Bridge
Make a left turn at the 3rd light after the bridge onto Woodley Road
The hotel entrance is on left

Is there parking available?

Hourly and discounted valet parking is available on-site.

How may I secure hotel accommodations in conjunction with the event?

The USO has a limited room block at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel for a rate of $239 per night (Oct. 6 & 7). For reservations, please call (202) 328-2000.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

How can my company sponsor and attend the Gala?

The USO welcomes organizations at all levels to partner with us through sponsoring the Gala. Please see the USO Sponsor Benefits downloadable file above to gain further information on the different packages that allow you to provide support to the troops and their families. If you have any additional questions about Gala Sponsorship, please contact Katie Whitlow, Senior Account Manager for Corporate Alliances at kwhitlow@uso.org or (703) 908-6461.

Is the Gala open to media? How do I make arrangements to cover the event?

The gala is open to the press. Contact the USO Communications Department for details tharrison@uso.org.

How can I find additional information?

Please e-mail the USO at shacker@uso.org or call (703) 556-4221.

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