AMERICAN RED CROSS ANNOUNCES 2017 RED BALL EVENT CHAIR AND THEME OF "101 REASONS"

Hagatna, Guam—  The American Red Cross Guam Chapter is excited to announce that Jonathan Kriegel, President and Chief Executive Officer of DOCOMO PACIFIC, will serve as the event chair of the 2017 Red Ball. The event is scheduled for September 23 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.

The 17th Annual Red Ball will allow the American Red Cross Guam Chapter to continue to bring hope to our island community. I am filled with gratitude for the remarkable support of our volunteers and donors and we send our heartfelt thanks to Jonathan Kriegel for taking on the challenge as chair of this year's Red Ball. 

Chita Blaise, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter

This year, we celebrate the 101st anniversary of the American Red Cross in Guam. With our island's close connection to this organization, we are reminded that in times of need, the courageous volunteers of Red Cross have given more than a hundred percent of their efforts to help rebuild lives and restore hope to our island. For this year's Red Ball, we celebrate '101 Reasons' why we support the American Red Cross. 

Jonathan Kriegel, Chairperson, 17th Annual Red Ball

Every year, the American Red Cross on average responds to 16 single family home fires and flash floods. At the end of the last year, the Guam Chapter trained 1,335 individuals in First Aid/CPR/AED courses and 124 individuals were trained in water safety or lifeguard courses.  The Guam Chapter delivered 1,224 messages for our men and women in the military through our Service to Armed Forces program. They also installed smoke alarms in at-risk homes in all 19 villages, a total of 297 smoke alarms. The Guam Chapter continues to train children from grade three to five in disaster preparedness. 

For the past 16 years, the Red Ball has been the signature fundraiser for the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross. Funds raised from this event directly fund disaster relief, life-saving training, and other mission-critical activities for our island. This is your chance to help those who need it most. 

Marcos Fong, Chairman of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter.  

One of the highlights of the Red Ball will be a chance to win a 2017 Buick Encore Mini-SUV valued at $30,000, courtesy of Guam AutoSpot. In an effort to raise money for the Guam Chapter, AutoSpot will also hold the “Auto-Spot Drive for the Red Cross Event” on June 17. The public is invited to test drive any new Buick, GMC, or Mitsubishi, and AutoSpot will donate up to $10,000 to the Guam Chapter.

 

Sponsorship of the 2017 Red Ball is an excellent opportunity for organizations to show their support for the Red Cross Guam chapter. To learn more about becoming an event Sponsor, or event information and ticket purchase, contact Chita Blaise at chita.blaise@redcross.org.

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