FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 19, 2014 CONTACT: Danny Gonzalez
MAF Communications Director
(714) 926-6189 or (916) 441-6197
MAF Outreach Director
(916) 583-8321 or (916) 441-6197
Zelinski Public Relations (For The Rogers Family Company - co-sponsor)
925/242-0918 or 415/420-6050
Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, has announced their 7th star-studded live fundraiser that helps send care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.
“Troopathon 7” - Care Packages for Heroes" is a 7-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 still 33,000 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 co-hosts -- Steven K. Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network and host of Sirius XM's Breitbart News shows, and John McCaslin, broadcaster, author, and respected journalist. Bannon and McCaslin 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.
Past Troopathon guests have included the likes of Gov. Mike Huckabee, pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan, Governor Rick Perry, Gene Simmons of the band KISS, and Adam Carolla, Gov. Sarah Palin, Dennis Miller, Gary Sinise, John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting, Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and many more!
"Troopathon 7 – Care Packages for Heroes” will be produced and broadcast live from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on June 25, 2014 from 1-8PM PST (4-11PM Eastern) via the web and simulcast on selected radio stations. This will be the second year the Reagan Library has hosted Troopathon.
The first Troopathon in 2008 raised an unprecedented $1.2 million in care packages for the troops. Through 2013, Troopathon events have raised over $3.9 million in sponsorships, enabling the group to send over 315 TONS of care packages to troops overseas. Care packages include letters of support along with high quality food and personal care items like gourmet coffee from Troopathon co-Sponsor The Rogers Family Company. We also include 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 June 25 when it will be filmed on location at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan or another Troopathon spokesperson, contact Move America Forward at (916) 441 6197 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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