Honorees Include Former President George H.W. Bush, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, Secretary Colin Powell, Secretary Anthony J. Principi, Larry King, Tony Orlando, FedEX's Fred Smith, Bob Hope
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ever Veteran's Inaugural Ball, to be held January 20, 2005 at the exquisite Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, DC, will be co-hosted by the A.R.K. Foundation, Larry Ward and Interactive Political Media (IPM), one of the most sought after and innovative interactive marketing firms in the world of politics.
The first-ever Veteran's Gala will be a star-studded affair. Confirmed attendees include Secretary Anthony J. Principi, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, Former President George H.W. Bush, FedEX CEO Fred Smith, Delores Hope, wife of the late Bob Hope, Secretary Colin Powell, and Grammy winner Tony Orlando.
A strong ground force has been recruited to ensure the Ball is executed flawlessly. Through its latest service, "Activists On-Call," IPM has interactively mobilized volunteers to support the event. This product can be replicated to any number of causes. On election-day 2004, IPM had 150 Activists on Call working the polls in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.
"Nearly 67% of adults used the Internet in 2004, up from 51% in 2000," Mr. Ward said. "Our technology allows us to not only identify who these Internet users are, but which users are in fact veterans. We have the ability to reach out to thousands of veterans that would like to show their support for President Bush with the click of a button," Ward added.
Larry Ward and IPM will toast veterans across the country in tandem with CNN's Larry King, host of the acclaimed program "Larry King Live" and the Ball's Master of Ceremonies.