Best-selling author, national television personality, entrepreneur, Army combat veteran and youth advocate Wes Moore (pictured) will highlight The Fifth Annual Blue Moon Affair, hosted by the Wes MooreCommunity Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area (CAP). The “blue tie” affair is Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.
“Our Blue Moon Affair benefits the agency’s Youth Empowerment Center (YEC), a program which provides valuable, life enriching activities for youth ages seven to 17,” said Tim Donnellan, CAP President & CEO. “Sustaining this program is especially critical today, as resources dwindle and needs continue to arise. The Center continues to play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of our young people in this community.”
“Wes Moore’s youth was like that of many of our YEC program participants,” said Sean Walton, Sr., Director of Youth Initiatives for CAP. “He is an inspiring example of how proper support can influence a young person’s life.”
In his New York Times bestseller, “The Other Wes Moore,” Moore tells the fascinating story of another Wes Moore—a man who shared his name and much of his personal history. About the same age and raised in the same neighborhood by a single mother, the “other Wes Moore” arrived at a much different fate. He now serves a life sentence without parole on murder charges.
As the host of “Beyond Belief” on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Moore explores stories of wonder, mysteries and miracles that delve into the unknown and unexplained. Viewers learn about “spellbinding and inspiring journeys of the unbelievable and surprising.
Learn more about Wes Moore on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheOtherWesMoore or follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wesmoore1.
The Blue Moon Affair also includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, musical entertainment and a presentation from the Youth Empowerment Center. As a “blue tie” event, guests are encouraged to wear a blue dress, suit, tie, and/or accessories.
Tickets are $65 per person, or a table for eight for $520. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cap-dayton.org/news/news.html, e-mail jacqueliner@cap-dayton.org or call (937) 341-5000 ext. 177.