On June 25th, 2022, Alison Perry and Suzanne Delaurentiis hosted the first annual COVR benefit gala at the Juniper Golf Course in Redmond, OR.
Celebrity guests Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers, Philadelphia Experiment) and John Savage (The Deer Hunter) attended the event and presented honorary awards to veterans from the Oregon National Guard and Central Oregon Veterans Ranch (COVR).
Guests were treated to a three-course meal, gift bags from Paramount Studios, and a sneak peek of the upcoming documentary filmed on site earlier in the week at Central Oregon Veterans Ranch. Other celebrities not able to be present sent in videos showing their support for COVR's mission, including: Eric Roberts (Runaway Train), Max Martini (Captain Phillips, Saving Private Ryan), Donny Most (Happy Days), Sally Struthers (All in the Family, Gilmore Girls), and Morgan Fairchild (Falcon Crest, Friends).
The event was a huge success for the rapidly growing nonprofit that builds community and life-saving support for veterans post-military. COVR and DeLaurentiis Productions, LLC have already started planning next year’s gala and fundraiser.
The title sponsor for the event was Virtue Recovery Center. Additional sponsors included Chris Dukes Wealth Management, Maddi, MidWest Railway Services, Wild Ride Brewing, MX13 Schools, Redmond (OR) Rotary, and First Interstate Bank.