USO-Metro Announces 13th Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops Presented by Live! Casino

of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organization chartered by Congress to strengthen America’s military
service members and their families, announced today that it will hold
its annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops on Oct. 27, 2016, at
7 p.m. at the Hyatt Tysons Corner. The event, presented by Live!
, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the organization and
will include special performances by Miss America 2017; top-of-the-line
entertainment from the USO Show Troupe; gourmet food, desserts and an
open bar in a business-to-business setting; and featured casino games
staffed by volunteer Live! Casino table games dealers. All proceeds from
the event go toward advancing USO-Metro’s goals of supporting active
duty service members and their families.

“This event has become one of our most important annual fundraisers, and
we are incredibly honored to have so many great people and organizations
helping out. Their support is absolutely critical to our ability to
continue the extensive programs and support that USO-Metro provides for
military families and service members throughout the Greater
Washington-Baltimore area,” said Elaine
, president of USO-Metro. “Thanks to the amazing generosity of
our presenting sponsor Live! Casino, and our other sponsors and
volunteers, this fun event truly is a celebration of service and giving
back to those who defend our freedom every day.”

At the benefit, guests will also be able to see USO-Metro’s iconic
Mobile USO, which features video gaming units, reclining chairs and a
flat-screen television to allow viewers to get a glimpse of how
USO-Metro serves military members and their families throughout the
Washington-Baltimore region.

“This year’s Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops is going to be the
biggest and best yet, and we encourage everyone throughout the area to
attend one of the most entertaining events of the year,” said Paul
, chairman of the Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops,
chairman of the board of USO-Metro, and president and CEO of PlanetRisk.
“There’s so much enthusiasm surrounding the event already, and we
believe this will be one of the most successful benefits to date, giving
us even more opportunity to give back to our military community.”

Sponsors of this year’s event include PlanetRisk, EY, SAIC, Verizon,
CenturyLink, DynCorp International, Level 3 Communications and Oakwood
Worldwide, among others. To learn more about corporate sponsorships or
ticket opportunities, please contact Stephanie Krasner at
or 703-696-4827.

About USO
of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Celebrating 75 years of service, USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to strengthening
America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family,
home and country. Throughout the Washington-Baltimore region, USO-Metro
is committed to connecting our service members and their families
through countless acts of caring, comfort and support. USO-Metro is a
private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. USO-Metro
provides programs and services for active duty service members and their
families at local military hospitals; through its Mobile USO; within six
USO centers, including the Warrior and Family centers at Fort Belvoir
and Bethesda; and at four USO airport lounges. Programs, services and
entertainment celebrity handshake tours at local military hospitals and
military installations are made possible by the American people, support
from our partners, and the dedication of volunteers and staff. For more
information, please visit,
“like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram by
searching USOMetroDC.


USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
Michelle Shortencarrier,