VOLVO CAR OPEN PARTNERS WITH PRUDENTIAL TO OFFER COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION FOR ACTIVE-DUTY & RETIRED PERSONNEL DURING MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

VOLVO CAR OPEN PARTNERS WITH PRUDENTIAL TO OFFER COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION FOR ACTIVE-DUTY & RETIRED PERSONNEL DURING MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

Prudential hosts employment transition seminars and networking events for military

Social Media: The @VolvoCarOpen has partnered with @Prudential to offer free tickets to active-duty and retired military personnel on Military Appreciation Night – April 5th at 7pm. Also, Prudential is offering employment seminars and networking events. Learn more: http://palmettowarriorconnection.org/careers/. #VolvoCarOpen #CHS

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – The Volvo Car Open is proud to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. for the sixth consecutive year, providing active-duty and retired military personnel and their families complimentary admission to the Volvo Car Open on Military Appreciation Night, Thursday, April 5th at 7:00pm.

The night will honor the brave military members who serve our country in the Armed Forces. Activities include a Color Guard presentation by Joint Base Charleston and the singing of the National Anthem by an active-duty military member. Colonel Jeffrey W. Nelson, the Commander of the 628th Air Base Wing and Joint Base Charleston, will perform the coin toss.

“We are proud to host the men and women who serve our country at the Volvo Car Open,” said Bob Moran, Tournament Director of the Volvo Car Open. “We feel fortunate to have a great partner in Prudential who honors our military day in and day out, and shares our enthusiasm for showing respect to this deserving group of individuals.”

As of today, the Volvo Car Open and Prudential have donated 3,750 tickets to the 2018 Military Appreciation Night. Twenty military affiliated groups are attending, and include Vet Friends, National Guard Veteran Advisors, Palmetto Military Support Group, Military Community Connection, Veterans on Deck, Women in Defense and many more.

In addition, Prudential has partnered with Palmetto Warrior Connection and College of Charleston to offer professional development workshops and a hiring fair for veterans, military members who have completed active duty, or soon will, and their families.

During the workshops, Prudential associates will meet one-on-one with transitioning military members to hold mock interviews, review resumes and teach important interviewing skills. There will also be a hiring fair on April 4th where more than 20 Lowcountry employers will be present to recruit military talent.

“Making the transition from the military to civilian life is a difficult time for many veterans, particularly in translating their skills from the military to those that are traditionally sought in the civilian sector,” said Charles Sevola, vice president and head of Veterans Initiatives at Prudential. “Palmetto Warrior Connection, the College of Charleston and our other local partners have embraced this annual effort to help transitioning servicemen and women by giving them the tools that we know will help them achieve professional success, financial security and peace of mind. Together, we are reaching more people each year, are helping veterans translate their military experience to meet the needs for civilian jobs We welcome corporations who want to join us in this important work.”

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Networking Event
April 2 at 6pm
College of Charleston North Campus. 3800 Paramount Dr. North Charleston, SC 29405

Career Readiness Workshops
April 3 from 10am – 3pm
College of Charleston North Campus. 3800 Paramount Dr. North Charleston, SC 29405

Hiring Event
April 4 from 10am – 2pm
College of Charleston North Campus. 3800 Paramount Dr. North Charleston, SC 29405

Military Appreciation Night
April 5 from 5pm – 10pm
Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492

About Prudential Financial, Inc.:
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2017, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.

About the Volvo Car Open:
The Volvo Car Open is North America’s largest women’s-only tennis tournament. The event, formerly known as the Family Circle Cup, moved to Charleston, S.C., in 2001 from Hilton Head Island, S.C., and will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2018. The Volvo Car Open welcomes more than 90,000 spectators each year. The tournament features a singles draw of 56 players, a qualifying draw of 32 players and a doubles draw of 16 players. In conjunction with Tennis Channel and WTA Media, the Volvo Car Open is showcased from the first ball struck in main draw competition to the last ball played in finals, throughout the U.S. and 174 international partners. The tournament receives more than 100 hours of tennis; live from Charleston, broadcast across the globe to millions of fans. The tournament is operated by Charleston Tennis, LLC. For more information on the Volvo Car Open, visit http://www.VolvoCarOpen.com, call (800) 677-2293, email info@volvocaropen.com, Facebook (Volvo Car Open), Twitter (@VolvoCarOpen) or Instagram (VolvoCarOpen).

 

 

 

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