Step Up 4 Vets founder Patricia Kennedy throws out first pitch at Dodgers` game

Released on: September 3, 2008, 11:25 am

Press Release Author: Step Up 4 Vets

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Patricia Kennedy honors Dodgers\' great Rick Monday at a
pre-game ceremony.

Press Release Body: Tuesday, September 2nd, at Dodger Stadium, the ceremonial first
pitch was thrown out by Patricia Kennedy, President and Founder of Step Up 4 Vets.
Prior to taking the mound, Kennedy bestowed upon Dodgers announcer, Rick Monday, a
Peace One Earth Medallion inscribed, RICK MONDAY, An Unforgettable Act of Valor,
An Inspired Act of Patriotism, April 25, 1976. Monday was the Chicago Cubs
outfielder who saved the American flag from being burned by two protesters on the
ball field that day in April of 1976.

Patricia, long known as \"The First Lady of the Joffrey Ballet,\" recently decided to
take her passion and expertise in philanthropy and fundraising to helping the cause
of Veterans, founding Step Up 4 Vets (, with proceeds going to
help Veterans as they transition to civilian life. As a secondary means of
fundraising, this year, she unveiled the Peace One Earth Medallion at a gala in
Beverly Hills, with Wayne Newton receiving the first one on behalf of his work with
the USO. The public can now buy similar Medallions, which Patricia herself designed,
at, with proceeds going to Step Up 4 Vets.

Additionally, Patricia is being honored on September 13th for her years of
philanthropic work. She will join the ranks of Italian aristocracy, as she will be
named a Dame in the Sacred Military Constantin Order of St. George (a royal order
under the House of Bourbon Two-Sicilies). Wayne Newton is also a member of the
Sacred Military Constantin Order of St. George. Patricia plans on joining Newton on
his next USO tour of Iraq in November.

For media inquiries on Patricia Kennedy and Step Up 4 Vets, please contact Daniel
Bernstein/Bill McCoy at Bernstein Entertainment, 310-915-0404 or email

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