Larry Honors our Hometown Heroes
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Ordinary Citizens. Extraordinary Deeds. Join Larry Richert as he recognizes five Hometown Heroes nominated by the NewsRadio 1020 KDKA audience. Guests will enjoy a dinner and presentation as well as the following keynote speakers: Bruno Sammartino is a world-renown professional wrestler who will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April. Sammartino was born in Italy in 1935 and survived hiding from German soldiers in WWII in the mountains while his mother would sneak into town for food and supplies. After immigrating to Pittsburgh in 1950 Sammartino grew to love weight training and professional wrestling making his professional debut in 1959. After years of rejecting an invitation into the WWE , he now feels they have evolved as an organization and is impressed with their Talent Wellness Program and family-friendly content. Sean Parnell is a retired US Army Infantryman and Ranger who was wounded 3 times as the Taliban attempted to overrun his position. Despite suffering multiple injuries, he refused to leave his men and endured a grueling 485 day combat deployment in the mountains of Afghanistan. After returning home, he penned the New York Times Bestselling book, Outlaw Platoon, that chronicles his time there. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Organization. 6:00pm Doors, Live Music and Sports Memorabilia Auction 6:45pm Dinner (Chef's Table style buffet stations) Followed by Speakers / Presentation and Recognition of Local Heroes 9:00pm Conclusion Tickets must be purchased in advance; Business attire suggested.
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