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In-Person Halo Ball Sept.18 to Raise Awareness, Funds for Project Refit



Gary Frisch / Swordfish Communications



In-Person Halo Ball Sept. 18 to Raise Awareness, 

Funds for Project Refit


PHILADELPHIA, July xx, 2021 – Returning veterans and active-duty military frequently struggle with isolation. Civilians usually can’t relate to their experiences, particularly if they’ve been in combat, and these individuals sometimes descend into depression or, in extreme cases, commit suicide.

This year’s Halo Ball, hosted by the South Jersey Young Professionals Association (SJYPA), will raise funds for Project Refit, a nonprofit whose mission is to help combat isolation by building a community of acceptance and understanding, and giving these heroes an opportunity to be heard. The Halo Ball is Sept. 18, 2021, at the Westin Hotel in Mount Laurel, N.J. The goal of this year’s ball, the organization’s 12th annual, is to raise $65,000.

“The Halo Ball has raised more than $617,000 for several South Jersey-based organizations over the years, and that success has been a direct result of our members, sponsors, and business partners in the community. This year’s beneficiary, Project Refit, is a worthy successor providing valuable services to veterans, active military, and first responders,” said Simon Rossetter, president of SJYPA.

Project Refit accomplishes its goal through three programs: a mobile app – Project Refit Blue Skies, the “Radio Check” Buddy Check-in program, and, eventually, Project Refit Mobile Bases.  These traveling outposts will serve as epicenters for encouraging socialization and getting active-duty troops, veterans, first responders and their families to participate in camaraderie-building programs that will help reintegrate and welcome them back into society.  Funds from Halo Ball 2021 will go toward building the first mobile base. 

Since Project Refit’s founding in 2017, its message has reached millions and its programs have directly impacted the lives of thousands, according to James Corbett, Project Refit co-founder.

As in the past, the event will also present the Halo Award, to recognize one individual and one company for their dedication to improving the lives of South Jersey residents.  This year’s winners are Ashley Kulikowski and Subaru of America.  They will be honored during Halo Ball for their contributions to the South Jersey community. 


Sponsorship opportunities for the Halo Ball are still available; contact Simon Rossetter at 609-744-9216 / or go to All sponsorships include event tickets and recognition in the Halo Ball program, along with other promotional opportunities depending on the sponsorship tier. Current sponsors include Archer Law, TD Bank, The Fillion Group, Keller Williams, Holman Enterprises, Friedman LLP, Inspira Health, Merryfield Construction, Haefele Flanagan, Holt McNally & Associates, Mutual of Omaha, Jersey Man Magazine, Northwestern Mutual, Schwartz Financial Associates and KD Law.

Tickets for the Halo Ball are $150, which includes sit-down dinner, dancing, and auction. A table of 10 is $1,400. To purchase tickets, visit

The South Jersey Young Professionals Association (SJYPA) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the South Jersey community. It is South Jersey's largest and most dynamic organization of charitable young professionals. For more information or to join, visit


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