10.25.2016
In a continued effort to support those affected by Hurricane Matthew, visitor complex staff raised funds for the three Sharing Centers in Brevard County and all United Way agencies
Caption: Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and 2016 United Way Campaign Chair(left) and Spaceperson (center) present Dave Brubaker, president and chief operating officer, Sharing Center of Central Brevard, with a $5,000 check to support food supplies for the local Brevard community.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2016) – As part of an ongoing effort to support those affected by Hurricane Matthew, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has raised $5,000 for the three Sharing Centers in Brevard County and all United Way agencies. Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and 2016 United Way Campaign Chair presented a check to  Dave Brubaker, president and chief operating officer, Sharing Center of Central Brevard, on behalf of all visitor complex staff on Monday, Oct. 24.

Earlier this month, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced that it would add a second week to its annual Salute to Brevard following Hurricane Matthew. From Oct. 31 – Nov. 6, 2016, Brevard County, Fla. residents and up to five guests will enjoy 70 percent off admission during this week-long celebration.

Throughout Salute to Brevard guests are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit the Sharing Center of Central Brevard, North Brevard Charities Sharing Center and the South Brevard Sharing Center. While not mandatory to receive discounted admission, the suggested donation is at least one food item or canned good per guest. All contributions are used to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families in need throughout Brevard County.
 
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 of $15 plus tax for adults and $10 plus tax for children 3-11 years. Tickets must be purchased at the visitor complex on the date of entry.
Admission includes the new 3D IMAX® space film, A Beautiful Planet, the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the Space Shuttle Atlantis® attraction, Shuttle Launch Experience®, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Astronaut Encounter and Rocket Garden.

For more information on Salute to Brevard, please call 877-634-0735 or visit https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/tickets/special-offers/salute-to-brevard.aspx.
Salute to Brevard was created in 1999 to thank the people of Brevard County for their continued support of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, where NASA made history and where it’s still being made. Experience a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center 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, the new Cosmic Quest and many other interactive exhibits. Opening Nov. 11, 2016, is Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
 
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