VIP tennis event shines spotlight on veterans

Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Monday, Aug. 15, 5 p.m., Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason

“Our Serve: Military Appreciation Day” is a VIP experience at the Western & Southern Open designed to celebrate and support local veterans. The event benefits Easter Seals’ veteran support services.

Guests will enjoy a hospitality tent where they will hear keynote speaker Army Ranger and CIA contractor Kris “Tanto” Paronto, whose real-life experience inspired the film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” and the book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi.” A meet-and greet-opportunity will include a book signing.

Other highlights include a visit by Navy Seal John Sanchez, a military flyover featuring a C-17 aircraft and the memorial exhibit “Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial.”

The event will help support Easter Seals TriState’s veterans program, Operation Vets Thrive, which provides one-on-one care for emergency, education and employment needs.

Tickets are $250. Admission to the first-round tennis match at 7 p.m. is included.

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