Delaware North this week 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 with Delaware North operations 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.”
“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.” Kevin Kelly, President of Delaware North’s travel business.
All proceeds from the campaign will benefit the USO. Donations can be made at Delaware North’s 200 plus airport dining locations in the following ways:
• Guests can “round up” to the nearest dollar amount while making purchases.
• Guests can purchase a limited-edition commemorative USO beverage cup.
• 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.
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 (S.C.) 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 (Calif.) International Airport, Richmond International Airport, Tampa International
Airport, Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City).