Back to Home


224th Birthday of the Navy Supply Corps
224th Birthday of the Navy Supply Corps
On Friday, 15 February 2019, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation - Philadelphia Chapter will commemorate the 224th Birthday of the Navy Supply Corps at the Union League of Philadelphia. The Number One city club in the United States is the perfect place for our annual Birthday Ball and will give local Supply Corps Officers, past and present, the opportunity to share in our naval heritage. 

This year’s keynote speaker is Vai Sikahema, NBC 10 News Anchor & former NFL Philadelphia Eagle. Vai is passionate about breaking news and telling the stories that matter most. In addition to his anchoring duties, Vai hosts "Wednesday's Child," a weekly feature promoting the adoption of Philadelphia area children. He has also covered every major sports championship including eight different Olympics. Vai was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers' Hall of Fame in 2013, earned two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for his work in local television, as well as received numerous other recognitions and accolades. The Philadelphia City Council recognized Vai as a "Philadelphia Living Legend" for his work in television and the community. As a Philadelphia Eagle, Vai was a running back and standout kick returner, he ranked first among the NFL's all-time career leaders in number of punts returned, which earned him two-time All-Pro honors and twice named as the NFL Alumni's Kick Return of the Year. 

Vai is notably recognized for the celebrity boxing match, "War at the Shore," where he KO'd former MLB Jose Canseco in the first round. He donated his winnings to the family of a fallen officer of the Philadelphia Police Department. As a highly regarded leader and community activist, Vai has been invited to address national audiences on numerous occasions and will now share in the celebration of the Navy Supply Corps rich history in the City of Brotherly Love. 

- O3 and below (or civilian equivalent): $120 per person
- O4 (or civilian equivalent): $125 per person
- O5 and above (or civilian equivalent): $130 per person

All RSVPs/payments must be received NLT Friday, 10 February, 2019 using the link below:

* Payment preferred via PayPal (
** Make all checks payable to: Navy Supply Corps Foundation Philadelphia Chapter
*** Mail To: Navy Supply Corps Foundation Philadelphia Chapter
Attn: SC Ball Coordinator
7232 Rising Sun Ave #5074
Philadelphia, PA 19111

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Birthday Ball Committee Leads, Curtis Ceaser & Adam Gunter, at

We look forward to your presence at this amazing event.

Military: Dinner Dress Blue Jacket
Civilians: Black Tie/Suit & Tie
Ticket Information To Follow

For more information contact:
LCDR Curtis Ceaser at 215-697-2850
LCDR Adam Gunter at 215-697-5762



The Ball will begin at half past Five o'clock on Friday the Fifteenth of February 2019.