6:00 PM General Reception
7:00 PM Dinner, Live Auction, and Awards Program
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA
Black Tie or Military Equivalent Dress
Parking: Discounted parking (event valet and self-parking) is available at the Hilton Bayfront Parking Garage at the intersection of Gull St. & Park Blvd. When you turn onto Park Blvd, take the second left to reach the event valet. Note: this is not the same as Hotel Valet at the main hotel entrance.
Check-In: When you arrive, you’ll be directed to the Indigo Ballroom, where we will check you in and make sure you’re ready to go using GiveSmart mobile bidding during the evening festivities.
A centerpiece of United Through Reading’s presence in San Diego, CA, the Storybook Ball brings 300 corporate executives, senior military leaders, long-time supporters, and military families together for a special evening that celebrates military families who have forged meaningful connections through the read-aloud experience. It also gives recognition to the corporate, public policy, and military leaders whose vision and support have been vital to United Through Reading’s mission delivery.
In our 33-year history of connecting military families, we know all too well the need for personal connection. United Through Reading has connected 2.7 million military family members through time apart due to military assignments, deployments, and drill weekends. Storytime with United Through Reading helps families stay connected, remain resilient, and build a love of reading.
Make Your Bed with Skipper the Seal
by Admiral William H. McRaven USN (Ret)
on the occasion of their 100th anniversary and support of military families
Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell and Mrs. Melodye Whitesell
NBC 7 San Diego
Together, with your support, we can bring more video-recorded stories home to military children keeping military families connected and resilient while bolstering critical literacy skills for emotionally and academically vulnerable military children!