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February 08, 2018

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: The 2018 Gridiron Reprise (Sunday, March 4)

For 133 years, a great Washington tradition known as the Gridiron Show has skewered Presidents and congressional leaders, political candidates and journalists. The Gridiron Club and Foundation first regales official Washington at a white-tie dinner on Saturday night in March with satire and songs. The next day, the club puts on another performance – known as the Gridiron Sunday Reprise - for associations, alumni groups, friends and family. You have been invited to take part in this event on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Gridiron RepriseThe 2018 Sunday Reprise will be held in the ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. The reception, which includes beer and wine, begins at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. and ends by 5 p.m. Dress is business casual.

During the reprise, you are likely to see well-known faces that might include Jake Tapper of CNN, Andrea Mitchell of NBC, Judy Woodruff of PBS and Bret Baier of Fox News. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields relays highlights of the speeches that were delivered the night before, which typically include remarks by the President – or other member of the administration -  and a leading Democrat and leading Republican. Running the musical performance is the director of the President’s Own, the United States Marine Band, Lt. Col. Jason Fettig, the Club's musical director.

Tickets are $80 each. Because the Gridiron Club is a 501© (3) organization, $56 of the ticket cost is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

If you are interested in this fun event, please send a check by February 24 for $80 per ticket, made out to Gridiron Club and Foundation to:

 Carol Stevens

 3507 N. Ohio Street

 Arlington VA 22207

Tickets can be distributed to you before the show or held at Will Call outside the ballroom at the Washington Renaissance Hotel. (PF exclusive)

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