GEICO becomes USO Worldwide Strategic Partner
Sponsorship will support 14 USO centers and USO programs
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 12, 2015 – GEICO and the United Service Organizations (USO) have announced a new Worldwide Strategic Partnership that will expand GEICO's support of the USO's mission to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families. As a Worldwide Strategic Partner of USO, GEICO will support 14 USO centers, which provide troops and their families with a comfortable place to connect with loved ones via phone or Internet, enjoy a snack, play a video game with friends and more. In addition, GEICO will support USO programs like the Mobile USOs, which act as a USO center on wheels, and Ride 2 Recovery, which provides wounded troops with bikes to help them build hope and confidence through cycling.
"We are pleased to have an important partner like GEICO help us fulfill our mission to support our troops and their families around the world," said USO President and CEO Dr. J.D. Crouch II. "Not only will GEICO help us fund our stationary USO centers, but they will also provide on the road resources to our Mobile USO program that reaches troops wherever they need it the most."
"The USO's commitment to improving the lives of our men and women in uniform and their families is unparalleled," said Tony Nicely, chairman and CEO of GEICO. "GEICO has been a proud supporter of the USO for years, so we're very pleased to take our partnership to the next level as a Worldwide Strategic Partner."
In addition to funding USO programs, the partnership will also provide opportunities for GEICO to build relationships with USO centers throughout the country and volunteer at USO events that support our military heroes.
"GEICO's expanded support of USO centers, Mobile USOs and USO programs shows how much they value our nation's military community," said Jeff Hill, USO Regional Vice President. "Partners like GEICO are priceless in allowing the USO to be by the side of our troops and their loved ones throughout every step of their journey."
"USO's programs, activities and events are huge morale boosters to our servicemen and servicewomen," said Mike Baker, GEICO's director of military marketing. "USO centers are a home away from home for our troops and their families, and we are eager to support additional chapters and programs."
The USO has more than 160 locations around the world that provide troops and their families with programs, entertainment and a home away from home. GEICO is a long-time supporter of the United States armed forces and the USO. Nicely is a member of USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore's Honorary Board Committee, and GEICO is a member of USO-Metro's Circle of Stars.
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