USO Marks 9/11 with Care Package Service Project on Capitol

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U.S. Congressional Leaders assemble 2,000 USO Care Packages for troops in Afghanistan

WHAT:    9/11 USO Service Project to assemble 2,000 USO Care Packages for distribution to our service men and women deployed in Afghanistan.

WHEN:        September 11th, 2012
            10:00 am- 1:00 pm

WHERE:    Rayburn House Office Building- 1st Floor
Washington, D.C. 20515
Cross Streets: Independence Ave & 1st Street

WHO:    Frank Thorp, USO Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
        Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President's Council on Fitness,     Sports & Nutrition
        Congressional Representatives
        Volunteers

Details:    September 11 will always be significant for Americans, not only for the tragic events that took place in 2001, but for the spirit of service it inspired within many of our brave men and women who enlisted in the aftermath. As a response to 9/11 the USO developed the Operation USO Care Package Program to send a touch of home and necessities to troops serving overseas.

The USO is hosting a service project in support of America’s troops and their families. This special service project represents an extraordinary opportunity for us all to come together on this historic day to express our gratitude and admiration for those who currently serve.

Contacts:        Andrea Sok at 703-579-0858 or asok(at)uso(dot)org

Notes:    Media attending should enter through Independence Avenue entrance of the Rayburn building.

For more information about the USO, visit uso.org.

About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

About the Greater Washington Sports Alliance
Established in 2003, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance (GWSA) is a regional non-profit sports commission. The Sports Alliance’s mission is to create economic stimulus and civic pride by initiating and supporting the successful execution of sporting events in Greater Washington, D.C. For more information please visit http://www.gwsportsalliance.com

About the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) educates, engages and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. PCFSN is a committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Through its partnerships with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, PCFSN promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. For more information about the Council, visit http://www.fitness.gov and follow us on Twitter @FitnessGov.

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