Military Appreciation Night at the Volvo Car Open

The Volvo Car Open is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. for the third consecutive year to provide active-duty and retired military and their families complimentary admission to the Volvo Car Open tournament on Military Appreciation Night, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm.

The night will honor the brave men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces. Activities include a live performance from the Freedom’s Groove Army Band from Fort Bragg, a Color Guard presentation, the coin toss performed by Joint Base Commander Col. Jeffery DeVore and the National Anthem sang by 1st Lt. Chad T. Slayton of Joint Base Charleston.

This year for the first time, Prudential is proudly offering professional development workshops and a networking event for military members who have completed active duty, or soon will, and their spouses. “We’re so excited to expand our partnership with Family Circle this year,” said Cathy Christian, vice president, Enterprise Services and Financial Systems at Prudential and a former U.S. Air Force captain. “It’s important to prepare for the various stages of our lives. The workshops we’re offering will help military service men and women and their spouses get ready for their transition to the civilian workforce.”

During the workshops, Prudential associates will meet one-on-one with transitioning military and their spouses to hold mock interviews, review their resumes and teach them important interviewing skills. In addition, Prudential and Saks Fifth Avenue will collaborate on a “Dress for Success” workshop giving participants tips for dressing appropriately during interviews and in the workplace. The workshops will be held   April 7 and April 8 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in North Charleston from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. To register in advance, visit:

A recruitment and networking event will take place on April 9 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm when participants can meet representatives from Prudential and local companies from various industries to discuss employment opportunities after leaving the military and to be considered for available positions in the civilian workforce. Everyone who attends the networking event  will receive Sky Suite tickets to attend the Volvo Car Open Military Appreciation Night presented by Prudential later that evening. To register in advance, visit:

Professional Development Workshops

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 7 & 8
11:30am -1:30 pm & 4:00pm -6:00 pm on both days
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418
*Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Register:

Recruitment & Networking Event

Thursday, April 9, 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418

Military Appreciation Night

Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Volvo Car Open Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
*Bring Military ID for complimentary admission

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