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USO CHRISTMAS IN JULY PROVIDES 1,400 CARE PACKAGES TO DEPLOYED PA AND NJ TROOPS WITH HELP FROM SUGARHOUSE CASINO

 

WHAT:          

Liberty USO’s Christmas in July send-off event celebrating the completion of 1,400 care packages, prepared for delivery to local Pennsylvania and New Jersey National Guard troops serving overseas

WHEN:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Speaking program begins at 11 a.m.

WHERE:

SugarHouse Casino – Porte Cochere
1001 North Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19125

WHO:

–    Joseph Brooks, President & COO, Liberty USO
–    Col. William Griffin, 111 Attack Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard
–    Capt. Timothy McManus, 111 Attack Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard
–    Wendy Hamilton, General Manager, SugarHouse Casino
–    Active duty service men and women in uniform

VISUALS:

–    Attendees assembling care packages for troops
–    Completed care packages ready for overseas shipping
–    Military vehicles
–    USO Show Troupe performers

The United Service Organization (USO) of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, Liberty USO, will host the Christmas in July send-off event in culmination of the Christmas in July program. The send-off event will include the assembly of Philly Fun boxes contributed by SugarHouse Casino, which feature items such as snacks, energy drinks, SugarHouse windbreakers and towels.

The USO Show Troupe, a patriotic entertainment tradition that features colorful song and dance, will be performing. The performers have Broadway, film and TV credits and the show is produced and choreographed with the help of Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winners.

Liberty USO will ship the care packages to deployed National Guard troops from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The care packages are designed to improve the quality of life and provide a moment’s respite from soldiers’ duties for those deployed overseas.

A total of 10 Ambassador organizations each committed to building at least 100 care packages. They also combined to donate more than $6,000 to help cover shipping costs, among other expenses.

RSVP:

For security reasons all media must RSVP to Alex Homer alex@hornercom.com 484-388-9503

About Liberty USO:

For nearly seven decades, the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, Inc. (Liberty USO) has served the needs of active duty, National Guard and reserve military personnel and their families.  Liberty USO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families.  In short, Liberty USO is the bridge between the civilian population and our service members.  In times of war and peace, Liberty USO has delivered its special brand of support, comfort, morale boosting, and recreational activities to service members and their families. Liberty USO is now, and always will be, about our troops. Wherever and whenever they go, the USO will be there, until every one comes home.

About SugarHouse Casino:

SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,606 slots, up to 83 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,100 people, and for four consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal, and a “Top Workplace” from Philly.com four years in a row. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Alex Homer
alex@hornercom.com
484-388-9503

or

Emily Watts
emily@hornercom.com
717-507-3754