Troops overseas enjoy B'ville Bud product

As a special thanks to U.S. troops overseas who continue to fight for our country, Budweiser, Frito- Lay and the USO hosted five football championship viewing parties for troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq Sunday Feb. 7.

The three organizations joined together to make sure the men and women of the U.S. military had everything they needed for a fun-filled night of football, complete with big-screen televisions, O'Doul's non-alcohol brew and Frito-Lay snacks.

Budweiser donated 960 cases of O'Doul's and five 46-inch flat-screen televisions for the parties. The televisions will remain on-site for troop entertainment throughout the year. Frito-Lay provided 14,000 bags of Spitz sunflower seeds for troops to enjoy during the big game. All the items were donated to the USO who coordinated and delivered them to the parties.

Anheuser-Busch's product was donated from its brewery in Baldwinsville.

"This is one small way we can show our appreciation for everything our troops do for us and the sacrifices they make every day so we can continue to enjoy our freedoms as Americans," said Dave Peacock, president of Anheuser-Busch

Cos., Inc. "On a day when most of us are spending time with family and friends, we hope that bringing the big game to our troops will help them feel a little closer to home."

"Thanks to both Anheuser-Busch and Frito-Lay for reaching out to us for this amazing opportunity for the troops," said Sloan Gibson, president and CEO of the USO. "Many of our servicemen and women are huge football fans, so being able to watch the big game gives them a sense of home, builds morale, and encourages camaraderie among the troops."

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