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

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

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

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WHAT:

Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization, has teamed up with DHL Express and UNO to dish out 28,000 deep-dish pizzas to U.S. troops throughout Iraq and Afghanistan in time for the July 4 Independence Day celebration.
 
Following a press conference and brief ceremony, the shipment will be loaded onto a jet aircraft at DHL’s JFK Gateway on Friday, June 19 and headed for Bahrain, where it will be disseminated to a variety of military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 

WHY:

This record-breaking event, dubbed OPERATION PIZZA SURGE will be the world’s largest pizza party (according to the Guinness Book of World Records), and will give our troops a slice of home.

 

WHERE:

DHL gateway at JFK Airport
Building 263, Cargo Area D

Jamaica, NY 11430

 
*Guests may park at the main DHL parking lot. All media and participants must proceed to the front security desk at building 263 where they will be signed in and escorted to the ramp area by security. All media must have a Press ID available and displayed.
 
*Please contact Robert Mintz, (425) 736-2667 to RSVP and for additional information.
 

WHEN:

Friday, June 19
11:00 AM Press Conference
12:00 Noon Ceremonial loading
 

WHO:

Ret. Master Sgt. Mark Evans, founder, Pizzas 4 Patriots
Adrian Watts, DHL Express, Managing Director U.S. Gov’t Sales and Support
Frank Guidara, CEO, Uno Chicago Grill
Girl Scouts of Nassau County (will read letters of support to the troops, which will be sent with the pizzas)
Local VFW, NY Port Authority Police Department

INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPS:

Mark Evans, Adrian Watts and Frank Guidara will be available for interviews and photos following the press conference. Media will have an opportunity to photograph/shoot the loading of the shipment onto the aircraft, and B-Roll of a DHL jet lifting off will be available.

For more information on the program, please visit: www.Pizzas4Patriots.com.

Media Contact: Robert Mintz, DHL Express, (425) 736-2667, robert.mintz@dhl.com

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