May 11, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
National Maritime Celebration:
"Treasures of the Sea"
Benefiting Camp SeaPort &
The Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center
Special Thanks to
Our Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor

Marine Fueling Service Inc



Associated Marine Services, Inc
Thanks to Our Donors!
Dear Friends,

We are just a week away from the Inaugural TEXAS - National Maritime Celebration!

Individual Tickets are available for $100, or bring a spouse or friend and you can get a discount using the Couple rate of $175!

We are excited to announce our Celebrity Emcee for this event: Mrs. Vanessa Holmes Broussard, Morning Anchor for 12 News Now!

Vanessa was born and raised right here in Southeast Texas, attending grade school at St. Catherine in Port Arthur and graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2000.

She went on to study Broadcast Journalism in the Dan Rather Communications Building at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

After graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio/Television Broadcast Journalism, Vanessa moved back home to Southeast Texas to begin work in TV News.
She joined the 12News team in November of 2008.

She won multiple awards for newscasts as an Executive Producer including: Best Newscast in Southeast Texas 2011 and 2012 and a 2012 Lone Star EMMA.

Vanessa's Mom and 5 siblings all live in Southeast Texas. This is home!

We are excited by the response from the Maritime Community and the Community at Large, this is truly turning out to be a wonderful event, with support from the Maritime community and the community at large.

With this event, we will be raising funds not only for the Seafarers' Center and Camp SeaPort, but we will be raising funds for Scholarships to send area youth into the Maritime Work Force. These are great Living Wage jobs that are RIGHT HERE! And we have our minds set on pointing our youth to those jobs!

So we are reaching out, especially to the Maritime Industry to get onboard, and support this event with significant sponsorships. Those of you in the industry, know how much we need workers for the industry!

This event honors the past and looks to the bright future of the Maritime Industry.

The theme for the evening will be "Treasures of the Sea", celebrating the treasures these two charities bring to our region, and the bounty that the sea brings to us. The event raises awareness of the region's importance to state, national and global commerce.

This will be a night to honor where we have been and look to the future, learn about the state of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, and the opportunities that our Maritime Industry brings to the area. Most importantly, it is a time to celebrate the opportunities it has in store for our future workforce.

The Event:
The Texas National Maritime Celebration:
Treasures of the Sea
Thursday, May 24, 2018
At Lamar State College Port Arthur Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center
1800 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur TX 77640

6:30 pm - Cocktails,Networking, Wine Pull & Silent Auction
7:00 pm - Invocation & Welcome
7:15 pm - Dinner
7:45 pm Speakers
8:15 pm -Silent Auction Results & Closing Remarks
 Dress: Cocktail Attire

We invite you to check out the Event Site for this event. We encourage industry and community to view the sponsorship opportunities and make this first event a real success. Individual tickets are now on sale!

Not a Sponsor Yet?

Here's how!

Please join others in the industry and the community by considering a sponsorship!

Sponsorships to Support our
Maritime Future

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000
Exclusive Table in Front for 8 guests, logo listed on Website, at event, in slideshow, on all media, Company logo on Camp Seaport and Seafarers' Center brochures for 1 year

Admiral - $5,000
Premier Table near front for 8 guests, logo listed on website, at event, in slideshow, on all media

Captain - $2,500
Table for 8 guests, logo listed on website, at event, in slideshow, on all media

Commodore - $1,000
Table for 8 guests, logo listed on website, at event, in slideshow

Unable to make it, but ready to help!
Gold - $1,000
Supporting Donor/Event Underwriter/Supports Event Advertising

Silver - $500
Opportunities to Support: Photography, Event Development, Facilities Arrangement, Media, Emcee, DJ

Bronze - $250

Couple - $175

Individual Ticket - $100

To Pay By Electronic Transfer:
Bank: Wells Fargo Bank, NA
ABA: (Wire) #121000248
ABA: (ACH) #111900659
ACCOUNT #: 7188333830

For other Payment Options, please click the REGISTER NOW Button Below:

Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center | Phone: 409-982-4504 | Fax: 409-982-6117