MAD Dragons Hurwitz Honored by US Army
November 11, 2010
You can imagine how difficult it is on families when one parent is off serving in the Armed Forces. Andy Hurwitz who runs MAD Dragon Records, a cornerstone of our Music Industry Enterprises, is doing his part to help. Andy has been instrumental in popularizing Baby Loves Disco events that bring parents and children together at nightclubs and discos for creative and family friendly dance events that are more interactive than most commercial family activities.Baby Loves Disco transforms nightclubs into child-proof environments where parents and their children can let loose to real DJs mixing classic disco tunes from the 1970s & 80s. Andy got involved with Baby Loves Disco in 2005 when he brought the party up to Brooklyn after he heard about the successful Philly-originated parties. “I was looking for something fun to do with my family,” said Andy. “Never in a million years could I have imagined it would turn into all of this!"
This past Tuesday morning started out like any other for Andy until he got a call from Fort Stewart in Georgia where Andy had already organized a Baby Loves Disco party for parents whose partners are at war. This was the first Baby Loves Disco party for military families, and Andy learned that the US Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff and a couple 4-star Generals would attend and that Andy would receive an award for his service to our military families. The success of this first party has led to arrangements to plan twelve Baby Loves Disco parties for military families next year. “We did the party for these kids,” said Andy. “Most of them go without their daddy’s (sometimes mommies, but mostly daddies) due to deployment. Not only do they not have their fathers (and husbands) for years, but they live in fear everyday that they might be killed as 0ne-third of the deployments are in current US warzones. The party at Fort Stewart was easily the best party of the entire tour.” On this Veteran’s Day, it’s nice to recognize Andy and the work of others who do wonderful things to support the men and women who serve our country. Also, the Westphal College salutes all of the men and women of our armed forces, past and present, for their bravery and service.