BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 21, 2018) – Delaware North, one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world, has announced a national partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) to roll out a fundraising alliance at all of its United States-based airport locations. The campaign will be employed at the 17 airports Delaware North operates throughout the U.S. and will run from Memorial Day weekend until the end of the year.
“Delaware North is a proud supporter of our nation's service members and their families,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Delaware North’s travel division. “As a leader in the hospitality industry, we are excited to partner with the USO, whose mission is to strengthen America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. We see the USO's impact on our Armed Forces in our airports every day, thanking troops about to deploy and reuniting families as they come back home.”
The campaign will entail a call for donations through three methods at Delaware North’s 200-plus airport dining locations, with all proceeds going to benefit the USO and its mission: 1) Guests can “round up” to the nearest dollar amount while making purchases, 2) Guests can purchase a limited-edition commemorative USO beverage cup, 3) Money collection stations will be set up at all points of sale for additional donations.
“We look forward to this new partnership with Delaware North, which will build upon our long-standing presence in airports across the country and raise awareness about the USO,” said Michael Hoar, USO vice president of corporate alliances. “This opportunity invites the general public to be a Force Behind the Forces to help keep service members connected to the things they hold so dear.”
Delaware North locations at the following airports will be taking part in the campaign: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Boise Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Charleston International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Nashville International Airport, Ontario (CA) International Airport, Richmond International Airport, Tampa International Airport, Will Rogers World Airport.
About the USO
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.USO.org.
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Delaware North has annual revenue of $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at www.delawarenorth.com.
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