Shooting for the Stars Raises More Than $124,000

Manassas, VA – Nonprofit organizations Didlake, Inc. and the Hylton Performing Arts Center raised $124,525 at their joint fundraising event Shooting for the Stars on Sept. 18 and 19. The event, presented by AmSan, comprised a wine reception and dinner, golf tournament, and shooting competition. The event raised funds through sponsorships, ticket sales, raffle items, and live and silent auctions.

“Shooting for the Stars was a great success in 2011,” said Mike Sawyers, Shooting for the Stars committee co-chair. “Despite trying economic times, we saw an increase of more than 10 percent over last year’s event revenues. We extend our thanks to the sponsors, attendees, and volunteers who made this event worthwhile.”

The Shooting for the Stars committee recognizes its co-chairs, Nathan Gilbert of The Fauquier Bank and Mike Sawyers of ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, and its sponsors for their gracious support: AmSan, FCE Benefits, Three’s Company, Brown & Brown Insurance, Anthem, Transurban, The Fauquier Bank, ECS Mid-Atlantic, BB&T, Raven, Balfour Beatty, Whiting-Turner, Advantage Physical Therapy, Cavendo, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, CWPS, Gilbane Development Company, KEVCO Building Services, Inc., John Marshall Bank, Sentara Healthcare, George Mason Mortgage, LLC, and Pitkin’s Ace Hardware.

Proceeds from the partnership event support the community-focused missions of Didlake, Inc. and the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

About Didlake
Didlake, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. It was founded in 1965 to create opportunities for people with disabilities through services that connect them to employment, education and the community. It provides contract business services for commercial and government customers and has won numerous awards for its facilities maintenance; packaging/ assembly; and administrative services. The organization operates throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, in the Roanoke Valley and in Greater Hampton Roads. It serves more than 1,600 people with disabilities annually. Didlake, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by CARF and proudly serves the nation through the AbilityOne program. Its partners include the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, local Community Services Boards and United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information, visit

About The Hylton Performing Arts Center
Working together, Prince William County, the City of Manassas, George Mason University, the Commonwealth of Virginia along with many generous private donors and local business members within the community, have brought the Hylton Performing Arts Center from a dream to a reality. The Hylton Performing Arts Center entertains, educates, and enriches the Northern Virginia community by providing diverse and accessible arts experiences in state-of-the-art venues. The Hylton Center is as much a performing arts venue as a community center … from local and regional arts organization presentations to civic the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. For more information on the Hylton Performing Arts Center, visit