Holly Ball 2018 – December 30th

Hello New England USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USNA, and USMMA parent groups,

You are cordially invited to this year’s New England All Service Academy Holly Ball on Sunday December 30, 2018 from 6pm-midnight at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA.  The Holly Ball is an evening for friends and family to gather and honor our cadets/midshipmen who attend the US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, and US Air Force Academy. We liken it to a prom where parents and family can attend!  It is a chance to celebrate our cadets/midshipmen who have chosen to pursue a military education and serve their country rather than attend a civilian institution.  The cadets/midshipmen do not need to bring a date, and other family members are welcome to attend.  It is a very fun night of dining, dancing, and meeting other service academy families who share similar experiences.  Also, as tradition dictates, there will be a photo op as all the Firsties/Seniors get to cut their service academy cake with a saber!

Our speaker this year is Mr. Fletcher “Flash” Wiley (Navy Prep ’61, USAFA ’65) who had a distinguished career at USAFA, in the Air Force, and in the Massachusetts legal and business communities.   Click this link to learn more about Mr. Wiley’s interesting background and career.

This is always a fun night and if you have thought about coming in the past and haven’t, this is the year to attend!  The ticket sales will begin mid-October ($55 cadets/midshipmen, $65 guests) and include dinner and dancing, a photo booth, and chances for the cadets/midshipmen to win door prizes.  As always, you will have the option to purchase professional photographs too.  It will be a wonderful night celebrating together.

The Seaport Hotel is offering special discounted rooms to attendees for $139 the night of the Holly Ball and $209 if you would like to extend your stay into New Year’s Eve. Please call 1-877-SEAPORT (7327678) to reserve your room now and mention the Holly Ball.

To offset expenses for organizing this event, and to support the event’s charity (The Wounded Warrior Project), we are seeking sponsorships and cadet “shout-outs” to include in the program and hope your members will participate.  To learn more about sponsoring this event, please see the additional information and sponsorship form at this link.

To purchase your tickets for this event, click this link to access our Holly Ball registration page.

Anna Flanagan (P ’19)
Past President, Eastern MA USAFA Families Club
Holly Ball Committee