TROOPATHON AIMS TO SEND CARE PACKAGES TO TROOPS OVERSEAS
6th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BY MOVE AMERICA FORWARD BRINGS TOGETHER
PRO-TROOP MOVIE STARS, MUSICIANS, RADIO AND TV PERSONALITIES
Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, has announced their 6th star-studded live fundraiser that helps send care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.
“Troopathon 6 – Salute Our Troops” is an 8-hour long fundraiser that brings together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other supporters to encourage viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops serving overseas through the group’s website (www.troopathon.org) or by phone at (866) 866-6372.
Executive Producer Melanie Morgan said, “The Troopathon is unique in that it brings together popular actors, TV and radio hosts, foreign policy experts, musicians, professional athletes, retired military personnel and many others for one event. The big names are exciting, but the cause we come together to support is incredibly important. With over 68,000 troops still on the ground in Afghanistan, we cannot forget their continued service and sacrifice. Move America Forward remains steadfast in our commitment to supporting our troops in harm’s way!”
Morgan will be joined this year by special co-hosts — former Governor and Presidential contender Mike Huckabee and radio host Larry O’Connor, Editor-in-Chief of the Breitbart.tv media network. Huckabee and O’Connor have joined Troopathon to co-host for the first time. Gold-Star Mom Debbie Lee, whose son Marc Alan Lee was the first US Navy SEAL to be killed in the Iraq war, will also join as returning co-host.
In recent years, the Troopathon guest list featured such big-name celebrities as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Former President George H.W. Bush, Governor Sarah Palin, Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammar, John Ondrasik, Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, Dennis Miller, and more.
“Troopathon 6 – Salute The Troops” will be produced and broadcast live from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California on Thursday June 27, 2013 from 1-9PM PST (4-9PM Eastern) via the web and simulcast on selected radio stations. This will be the third year the Nixon Library has hosted Troopathon.
The first Troopathon in 2008 raised an unprecedented $1.2 million in care packages for the troops. Through 2012, Troopathon events have raised over $3.5M in sponsorships, enabling the group to send over 215 TONS of care packages to troops overseas. Care packages include letters of support along with high quality food and personal care items like special “Freedom Blend” gourmet coffee, OREO® cookies, beef jerky, Gatorade®, Planters® nuts, Jelly Belly® jelly beans, Hoo-Ahhs® field towels, lip balm, deodorant, sun block, and many other useful items requested by the troops.
Troopathon will officially go live on June 27th filmed on location at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Orange County, California.
To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan or another Troopathon spokesperson, contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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