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100 Years…100 Days…Together for a Better Tomorrow: 2015 Navy Birthday Ball Will Benefit Birmingham’s 100 Days of Non-Violence Campaign

PRESS RELEASE                                                                           Saturday, October 17, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– Another stride for the 6th Annual 100 Days of Non-Violence Campaign. Tonight Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson will join the United States Navy Reserve as they celebrate 100 Years all while benefitting the 100 Days of Non-Violence campaign. The annual ball will take place at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom in downtown Birmingham. The ball will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a ceremonial dinner and dancing, including vocal performances by local youth and presentations featuring the history of the Navy Reserve forces in Alabama. During the ball information will also be shared concerning efforts to end youth violence and support the 100 Days of Non-Violence Campaign.

“I am truly honored that an organization of this magnitude is teaming up with us to put an end to violence,” Councilor Roberson said. “For years the Navy Reserve has been committed to defending and serving our country. The leadership that they have shown in advancing non-violence within their ranks and our communities is the kind of example that we hope to spread during the 100 Days of Non-Violence Campaign.”

The Birmingham Navy Ball 2015 represents a unique opportunity for the public to learn more about the Navy and experience many ceremonial traditions that date back more than a quarter of a millennium. This year as the country recognizes the 240th birthday of our nation’s Navy, those who’ve served will also be celebrating the Centennial of the United States Navy Reserve and recognizing the significant role that Reserve sailors have played in protecting our nation and serving our communities. In support of this mission, the Reserve is pledging a significant portion of the funds raised in conjunction with the Birmingham Navy Ball to the 100 Days of Non-Violence Campaign.

For more information on how you can join in on efforts for advancing a safer society today and for generations to come, please contact the Office of Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson at 205.254.2498.

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.908.7392.