CHICAGO AND KANSAS TO PERFORM LIVE AT AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION BENEFIT CONCERT PRESENTED BY SKYDEX AND CAREERBUILDER ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012 AT PATRIOT CENTER IN FAIRFAX, VA

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CHICAGO AND KANSAS TO PERFORM LIVE AT AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION BENEFIT CONCERT PRESENTED BY SKYDEX AND CAREERBUILDER ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012 AT PATRIOT CENTER IN FAIRFAX, VA

2nd Annual Veterans Career Hiring Event to be Held Before Concert from 9am – 3pm

Tickets go on sale, Saturday, September 8 at 10am

Fairfax, VA – (September 4, 2012) The American Freedom Foundation announces its 9th annual American Freedom Festival Washington presented by SKYDEX and CareerBuilder.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center at George Mason University and will feature legendary rock bands, Chicago and Kansas.  This annual concert honors our Veterans and men and women of America’s armed forces while benefiting various organizations that serve and support Veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors and their families throughout the country. 

In addition, the American Freedom Foundation by way of its partnership with CareerBuilder announces the 2nd annual Veterans Career Hiring Event to be held earlier in the day at the Patriot Center from 9am – 3pm.  This exciting new addition to the American Freedom Festival Washington will bring together major companies from throughout the Washington Capitol Region to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans.  Attending Veterans will have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications, and even participate in job interviews on the spot.  Attendance at the Veterans Career Hiring Event is free and open to Veterans and active duty military.

Ticket Information: Tickets for the American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm are $39.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $139.50 (plus applicable service charges) and go on sale Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 am.  Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 800-745-3000.  Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.

For more information, please visit www.americanfreedomfoundation.org or www.patriotcenter.com.

For information about the Veterans Career Hiring Event, including sponsorships and other participation opportunities, please call Jim Hatch of MarCom Group at (703) 218-1600 or jhatch@marcomgroup.com.                                             

About Chicago

Chicago, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades. In Billboard Magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago came in at #13, the highest charting American band. Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Worldwide record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 33 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.  www.chicagotheband.com

About Kansas

Hailing from the Midwest in Topeka, KANSAS came on the scene with a bang in 1974.  The band went on to produced 8 Gold albums, 3 sextuble-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.”   Along with “Dust in the Wind,” KANSAS is also known for their monster hit “Carry On Wayward Son.”  KANSAS continues to remain a fixture on Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural’ and ‘South Park’ and with films ‘Old School’ and ‘Anchorman’.  www.kansasband.com

About The American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

The American Freedom Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 public benefit corporation organized to honor the men and women of America's armed forces, raise awareness for their service and sacrifices and raise money for various organizations that serve and support our Veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors and their families.  Special emphasis is directed to welfare and educational issues facing those wounded in action, those disabled and families and children of veterans killed in action in conflicts throughout the world.  Throughout its short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants in excess of $1.1 million to more than 30 military organizations plus $2.1 million in scholarships via its partnership with Kaplan University.  The American Freedom Festivals are a series of concert events that take place across the country featuring music performers, actors, athletes, dignitaries and other supporters, joining together to help support and fulfill the mission of the American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

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Media Contacts:

Ted Hacker

American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

iammgt@mindspring.com

(615) 330-9394

 

Jennifer Devlin

American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

jennifer.devlin@cox.net

(703) 876-1714

 

Sheila Francis

Patriot Center

sfrancis@monumentalsports.com

(202) 628-3200 x6042

 

Laurie Gorman (CHICAGO)

laurie3g@aol.com

(310) 550-5256

 

Chip Ruggieri (KANSAS)

Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc.

chip@chipsterpr.com

561-691-1652