Artists & Athletes Alliance Honors ServiceNation at Inaugural Reception

Artists & Athletes Alliance Honors ServiceNation at Inaugural Reception

By Punch Correspondent Karen Garnick

After the Inaugural weekend, the out-of-towners are headed home, the streets downtown are opening up again (thank God) and we are back to the reality of work.
My best remedy? To reminisce on the fun events that took place all weekend!


One of my highlights was the Artists & Athletes Alliance reception at DC Coast, honoring ServiceNation. This reception was so packed it was almost a challenge to get to the open bar. Luckily there was an abundance of passed wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of star gazing. VIP attendees included Biden Sons Hunter and Beau, Actor Omar Benson Miller, freshman Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Redskins Pro-Bowler Lorenzo Alexander, and former Redskins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong.

Hunter and Beau Biden

Washington Redskins Pro-Bowler Lorenzo Alexander


Omar Benson Miller and friends in the VIP section

The anticipation of Inauguration the following morning kept a steady buzz all evening, and super hip DJ Neekola kept the energy alive with great music.


DJ Nekoosa

The program was kicked off by remarks from Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, followed by Executive Director of Artists & Athletes Alliance Steve Ross. Executive Director Ken Harbaugh spoke a few words about ServiceNation, followed by Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the first of two female combat veterans in Congress.


Steve Ross, Executive Director, Artists & Athletes Alliance


Ken Harbaugh, Executive Director, ServiceNation


Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard honoring two Veteran Volunteers

The Artists & Athletes Alliance is a non-profit that acts as a liaison between artists, athletes, and the navigation through Washington D.C. and political issues.

For more information on ServiceNation, click here.

About Karen Garnick:
Correspondent Karen Garnick is a California native trying to get accustomed to the East Coast lifestyle (and weather!). By day, she works as an event planner for a think tank, and by night you can find her out on the town. She is a world traveler, loves baby animals, and enjoys curling up to a good book and glass of wine. Contact her at
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