Budweiser, Silver Eagle Distributors Kick-Off Summer with ‘Walk off a Hero’ Military Program
Program to Raise Funds for Folds of Honor Foundation and Local Hope4Heroes, Encourages Local Community to Get Involved SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2012)
– This summer, Budweiser and Silver Eagle Distributors, San Antonio's hometown distributor, will make Missions' walk-off wins even more special through the "Walk off a Hero" program. Silver Eagle will donate $500 for every Missions' walk-off win at Wolff Stadium during the 2012 Minor League Baseball regular season to Hope4Heroes.
Today, John Nau, President and CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors, was joined by Judge Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge; Richard Perez, President and CEO, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; Burl Yarbrough, President, San Antonio Missions; Senior Master Sergeant Mike Arellano, Air National Guard – 149th Fighter Wing, Folds of Honor Foundation; and Jay Johnstone, retired MLB player spokesman, Hope4Heroes, at Wolff Municipal Stadium to announce the details of the summer effort.
The Budweiser ‘Walk off a Hero' program is kicking-off the 2012 summer season with a variety of national and local fundraising initiatives. Silver Eagle Distributors is working with national partners and local organizations to roll-out a full campaign in support of our military and their families.
Budweiser is raising up to $2.5 million nationally to support the Folds of Honor Foundation (FOH) – an organization that provides post-secondary educational scholarships for families of U.S. military personnel killed or disabled while serving their country.
"Silver Eagle Distributors is pleased to participate in ‘Walk off a Hero' to make a positive impact in the lives of our military and their families. We are proud of the men and women who serve our nation and this is an opportunity for us to show our appreciation for the sacrifices they make for our country," said John L. Nau, III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors.
From May 20 through July 7, Budweiser will feature patriotic cans and packaging, which will be available for purchase at local retailers throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas. FOH will receive 5 cents for every case equivalent of Budweiser sold throughout the U.S.
Consumers can join our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our military families by purchasing the patriotic cans at local retailers and they can also choose to make a $5 donation to FOH by visiting www.facebook.com/Budweiser
or texting HERO to 80888.*
"The Armed Forces have been an integral part of the Bexar County community for so long, and it is incumbent on us as local leaders and good corporate citizens to do our part in making sure we take care of our heroes, their families — especially the families of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice," said the Honorable Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge. "I want to thank Silver Eagle and the San Antonio Missions, also two strong members of our community, for partnering to do just that."
Since its creation in 2007, FOH has provided more than 2,500 scholarships to recipients across the country. FOH is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to empower deserving military families with educational support and opportunities. Their unique scholarships can be applied to schooling now or held by FOH on behalf of young children until needed at the time of enrollment.
Hope4Heroes, a San Antonio-based non-profit organization for veterans and families is dedicated to giving back 90 percent of all donations to veterans and families in need. Hope4Heroes helps support the families of fallen and wounded warriors through providing education scholarships.
Locally, Silver Eagle Distributors supports numerous military initiatives throughout the year, including the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce's Celebrate America's Military, Operation Homefront, Project MEND, Center for the Intrepid, Fisher House, A Night to Honor Our Heroes, Association of the U.S. Army and Military Appreciation Nights at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and San Antonio Rampage.