American Airlines raises USD 2.75m for military, veterans causes at Sky Ball XVI

American Airlines has announced it has raised more than USD 2.75 million at its Sky Ball XVI to support the Airpower Foundation, a nationwide organization dedicated to supporting members of the military and their families, the company said.

The three-day fundraising event culminated with a black-tie gala on Saturday, Oct. 27, in an American Airlines hangar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

This year´s program showcased a variety of organizations supported by Sky Ball and closed with a special performance by country music duo Big & Rich. More than 3,000 people were in attendance.

The funds raised from the event will allow the Airpower Foundation to assist several organizations, including Adaptive Training Foundation, Folds of Honor, Our Military Kids, Air Force Association and the George W. Bush Institute´s Military Service Initiative.

American Airlines Group offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.