8th Annual Benefit for Veterans and Active-Duty Military Returns to the Uncas Ballroom on November 11th; Opening Ceremony to include Special Appearance by Robert Irvine
UNCASVILLE, CT (October 4, 2022) –Mohegan Sun and the community will come together on Friday, November 11th for a day that both honors and provides invaluable resources to veterans and active-duty military members. Vets Rock at Mohegan Sun will host a job fair, veteran service organizations and other resources. Veterans and active-duty military members can pre-register for this year’s event through the website. Pre-registration for Save-A-Suit is also available for veterans and active-duty military. Save-A-Suit has been a partner of Vets Rock since 2017 and has fitted more than 1,000 veterans and military members.
Vets Rock 2022 will begin with an opening ceremony in The Shops at Mohegan Sun at 1:30pm, where special remarks will be given by invited dignitaries, followed by a performance by the Mohegan Tribal Color Guard. Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine will be in attendance to accept a donation from the Vets Rock Foundation to benefit the Robert Irvine Foundation. The Robert Irvine Foundation supports our service members, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need through resiliency, health, and wellness programs, in addition to the financial support of top-rated military and first responder organizations.
Vets Rock Expo
From 2:00pm – 6:00pm, guests are invited to partake in the free Vets Rock Expo inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom, located in the Sky Convention Center. The expo features over 50 veteran service organizations and career fairs. The Save-A-Suit program alone will allow veterans and active-duty military members to be fitted for professional attire to take home. Save-A-Suite will also take on donations from guests at the entrance of the Uncas Ballroom.
Following the events in the Uncas Ballroom, veterans can head over to the Cabaret Theatre for the Big and Tall Comedy Tour. The tour featuring Big Ern and headliner Mike Bova has quickly become one of the funniest shows in comedy
! When the guys are not playing major venues across America, they are playing American Legions and VFWs, raising money for our nation’s veterans. Tickets to see this hilarious dynamic duo are $35 and available via EventBright. This show is for mature audiences only, and guests must be 21+.
As a thank you to troops, both past and present, Mohegan Sun regularly offers military discounts to all active-duty military personnel, veterans and military dependents
A full list of the discount program can be found HERE.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Owned by Mohegan, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic Southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 70 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.
ABOUT VETS ROCK FOUNDATION LLC:
Vets Rock Foundation, LLC is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut. This organization was created to support and benefit veterans, active and reserve military members, and their families. Their annual event in November, Vets Rock, is a free exposition-style event which offers access to hiring and educational opportunities, Veteran Service Organizations, and other veteran-owned companies. Throughout the years, Save-A-Suit has been a loyal partner and has provided hundreds of professional attire for veterans and their families.
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