ST. LOUIS – Boeing is partnering with the St. Louis Rams and the USO of Missouri to give away 1,500 tickets to the Rams’ military appreciation game versus the Tennessee Titans on November 3. The tickets will go towards military members and their families.
The Rams and Boeing are also making another allotment of tickets available to military members and their families as well as veterans at a discounted price for the November 3 game. To purchase tickets, military members can visit www.usomissouri.org.
In addition, Boeing and the USO are proud to announce the launch of the Home&Away Campaign in St. Louis – an effort to salute the military and veterans for their service and ongoing contributions, which has proved to be very successful in Chicago. Please join Boeing and the USO of Missouri and show your support to those who serve. Upload your salute at https://www.facebook.com/USOofMissouri.
“Boeing is dedicated to supporting the men and women of the military and the veterans who have sacrificed so much towards protecting our freedom,” said Jeff Wieringa, vice president of engineering for Boeing’s Global Services & Support business unit. “Partnering with the Rams and the USO on these worthwhile endeavors is just one small way for us to say thank you.”
The announcement was made during Rams head coach Jeff Fisher’s press conference today. Coach Fisher has a long commitment to the military and in 2009 he participated in a USO Tour to visit the troops in the Persian Gulf. In 2011, Coach Fisher climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower injured service members.
Since coming to St. Louis, Coach Fisher has become a leading force in the Rams military efforts. The Rams honor a Wounded Warrior on the field of the Edward Jones Dome during each home game and Coach Fisher invites each honoree to the team walk through the day before the game, so he can personally thank them for their service to our country.
During the preseason, for the second consecutive year, Coach Fisher took the entire Rams team to Scott Air Force Base for a team walk through and allowed airmen to serve as the scout team for offense, defense and special teams.
The partnership with Boeing is another extension of the Rams recognition of the nation’s military and veterans.
“We are pleased to join forces with Boeing and the USO to show our gratitude and appreciation for the men and women who serve our country,” said Fisher. “During the team walk through at Scott Air Force Base earlier this season, I told the airmen that we defend the goal line on Sundays; they defend our country every single day and for that we are eternally grateful. Our hope is that these tickets will allow military members and their families an opportunity to experience one of the many freedoms made possible by their service.”
For more information please visit www.usomissouri.org
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense Space & Security (BDS) is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, BDS employs close to 15,000 people in the region.
Boeing has a long history of supporting the St. Louis community, and donated more than $2.6 million in charitable grants and 30,000 volunteer hours, valued at $600,000, to organizations in the region in 2012. The Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis also donated more than $2 million to local and regional charities this year.
About The USO of Missouri, Inc.
The USO of Missouri, Inc’s mission is to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families by providing a "touch of home" through our facilities, a shoulder when needed, and fun family events. The USO of Missouri, Inc. is a civilian, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization receiving no government, military, or United Way funding and is not a part of the Department of Defense. The USO of Missouri, Inc. relies entirely on the support and generosity of the American people to serve our troops each and every day. Since its inception in 1981, over 4.1 million military and their families have benefited from the services provided by the USO of Missouri, Inc. The USO of Missouri, Inc provides services to the entire state of Missouri and the Southern Illinois counties of Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. For more information about us or to contact the USO of Missouri, Inc. visit us online at www.usomissouri.org.
About the St. Louis Rams
A member of the National Football League, the St. Louis Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995 and delivered a World Championship and two NFC Championships to the Gateway City. Now under the guidance of Head Coach Jeff Fisher, General Manager Les Snead and Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff, the Rams are poised to return winning football to the St. Louis community. As a professional sports team, the Rams also recognize their unique ability to help raise both awareness and money for issues and causes relevant to their fans and fellow citizens. The organization is committed to being a valuable civic partner and benefiting the bi-state region 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.stlouisrams.com.