Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Twitter Pitch: @champbailey, @DQ52, @DavinJoseph75, @MillerLite40, Steve Smith & @JJWatt boost troop morale on @the_USO tour to SWA!
Six NFL players stepped off the gridiron and onto the front lines of the Middle East on March 14th as part of a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. On a mission to uplift, inspire and extend America’s gratitude to troops are Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, Cleveland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph, Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and Houston Texans defensive end Justin James “J.J.” Watt. ***USO photo link below***
Attributed to Champ Bailey, CB Denver Broncos:
“This is a great opportunity to support the service men and women of our armed forces and bring attention to their efforts overseas.”
Attributed to D’Qwell Jackson, LB Cleveland Browns:
"It's an honor to be a part of this USO tour. I think it's a great experience and an opportunity to speak first-hand and show our gratitude to our military. What they do for our country is something special and words can't express the appreciation that we have for the job that they do."
Attributed to Davin Joseph, Guard Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
“To get the opportunity to represent the NFL, the Buccaneers, and to really show how much appreciation we have for the troops that serve our country is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I have the utmost respect for our servicemen and women and the things they do, the sacrifices they make for our country. To go out there, pay our respects to them, and see how we can brighten up their day is what it’s really all about.”
Attributed to Von Miller, LB Denver Broncos:
“I’m excited to represent the Broncos and the NFL on this tour and show my appreciation for the military personnel who serve our country.”
Attributed to Steve Smith, WR Carolina Panthers:
“I am honored to have this rare opportunity through the NFL and USO to spend time with the men and women serving in our armed forces. Being able to visit with troops during their deployment, having the chance to shake their hands, look them in the eye and personally thank them for what they do is a privilege.”
USO Tour Photos: http://bit.ly/ZldPqE
USO Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/Y3YoUi
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America¹s 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 families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. 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, Jeep, 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.
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