Operation Pizza Surge Ships 28,000 Pizzas to Our Troops Overseas

June 12, 2009

Pizzas 4 Patriots Holds Send-Off Event at Soldier Field

CHICAGO, June 12 /PRNewswire/ —

WHAT: Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization, has teamed up with DHL Worldwide and Chicago’s own UNO to dish out 28,000 deep-dish pizzas to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan in time for the July 4Independence Day celebration in what will be documented as the World’s Largest Pizza Party (Guinness Book of World Records).

Ret. Master Sergeant Mark Evans, a native of Elk Grove, IL, will be holding a press conference at the Veterans Wall at Soldier Field prior to departing for John F. Kennedy Airport in NYC to load the shipment onto a cargo jet headed for the Middle East. The first truck, coming from Chicago, will be filled with 10,000 cases of beer donated by Miller/Coors and a variety of other goodies for the troops.


Mark Evans will be joined by Mike and Nancy McCaskey, owners of the Chicago Bears, whose son is currently serving in Iraq, for interviews and photos following the press conference. A USO singing group will provide an additional visual backdrop. Media will have an opportunity to photograph/shoot the truck as it departs escorted by the Rolling Thunder Chicago Motorcycle Brigade.


    Soldier Field
    In front of the Veteran's Wall
    Chicago, IL

*Please contact Anna Brodetsky, (732) 542-9100 x122 for security clearance and directions to the site.


    Wednesday, June 17, 2009
    11:00 a.m. Press Conference
    11:45 a.m. Escorted departure

About Pizzas 4 Patriots:

Pizzas 4 Patriots is a non-profit organization with the mission of making a positive difference in the lives of our service men and women. We proudly support those patriots presently serving, as well as our wounded Veterans. It is our goal to provide our Armed Forces with unique gifts from home. We have been fortunate to receive donations, ranging from financial to products and services, from individuals, families, corporations, and other organizations, all wanting to show appreciation for the sacrifice of our brave troops. Our goal is to bring a little bit of home to the troops, and show them that they are supported by the country and residents who enjoy the freedoms that they provide for us.

For more information on our programs, please visit: www.Pizzas4Patriots.com.

    Contact: Anna Brodetsky
    Utopia Communications
    (732) 542-9100 x122

SOURCE Pizzas 4 Patriots

Source: newswire

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