Military Families enjoyed first peek at Disney on Ice®
(Colorado Springs, CO) – March 23, 2017 – Nearly all of the seats in the Broadmoor World Arena were filled with members of the military and their families for the March 23rd opening night performance of Disney on Ice®. El Pomar Foundation has a long history of assisting military families and this year was no different. The Foundation partnered with several community organizations to provide local military families with an unforgettable experience.
Since 2004, El Pomar’s Military Assistance Fund has supported a Military Appreciation Day to offer families from Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force Academy, and Schriever Air Force Base a day of family entertainment free of charge. This year, approximately 5,000 seats at the Broadmoor World Arena were filled with military personnel and their families enjoying high-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating, and exciting adventures of Disney on Ice® presents Dream Big.
“We hope this evening sends a powerful message of gratitude for the sacrifices our men and women in uniform—and their families—make every day,” said El Pomar Foundation Chairman and CEO William J. Hybl.
Terrance McWilliams, El Pomar’s Vice President of Military Affairs and Fort Carson’s former Command Sergeant Major, welcomed families to the Disney on Ice® presents Dream Big performance, which commenced at 7:00 PM.
For the eleventh consecutive year, community partnerships have made this event possible. This year, El Pomar’s internal Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund, the Pikes Peak United Way Military Family Assistance Fund and the Broadmoor World Arena Youth and Community Fund contributed their support.
For more information on Disney on Ice® visit www.disneyonice.com.
Photos courtesy of El Pomar Foundation