Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Delaware North Donate $10,000 to Brevard Sharing Centers

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Delaware North and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have donated $50,000 over last three years

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and its operator, Delaware North, donated $10,000 to Brevard County Sharing Centers today as part of its annual Salute to Brevard. (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and its operator, Delaware North, donated $10,000 to Brevard County Sharing Centers today as part of its annual Salute to Brevard.

Together, Delaware North and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have donated $50,000 to Brevard County Sharing Centers over the last three years and over $187,000 to United Way of Brevard from their 2017-2018 workplace campaign.

“We continue to bring Salute to Brevard back every year because our community means so much to us,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “We look forward to welcoming our neighbors in the weeks to come, as we collect supplies for Brevard County Sharing Centers. This local organization works tirelessly to ensure everyone in our community has the supplies, and the support, they need, and we are proud to partner with them on this effort.”

Salute to Brevard offers admission savings to Brevard residents October 22 through November 4, 2018. Brevard-resident-ticket-pricing for these two weeks is $19 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 – 11 (plus tax).*

During the two-week celebration, the visitor complex shows appreciation for Brevard County residents by offering this 67 percent discount on admission for up to six people. Guests are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items, baby formula and food, and hygiene products, which will be donated to Brevard County Sharing Centers.

“This past year has been our busiest on record,” said David Brubaker, president and chief executive officer, Sharing Center of Central Brevard.

“Many families are still trying to make ends meet after Hurricane Irma affected Brevard County in September of 2017. Last year we provided more basic needs services than any previous year. This includes served meals, emergency food, health & hygiene items, baby formula & diapers, and even the number of people seeking a warm night from the cold. The continued support from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has had a huge impact on our ability to meet the needs of those coming to seek help. Their engagement with the Sharing Centers speaks volumes on how much they care about our community and those who struggle to make ends meet. We are proud to call them a community partner.”

Proof of Brevard County residency in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill is required to receive the special visitor complex admission rate. Tickets must be purchased at the visitor complex on the date of entry, and only the purchaser needs to be a Brevard County resident.

Admission includes a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, and many other exhibits.

For more information on Salute to Brevard, click here.

Salute to Brevard was created in 1999 to thank the people of Brevard County for their continued support of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Delaware North, one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world, has operated the visitor complex for NASA since 1995, overseeing the addition of major attractions such as the Apollo/Saturn V Center, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing and the Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) Center Exploring with Lockheed Martin.

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