Oshkosh Defense to Sponsor Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Support of Armed Forces Foundation Fundraising Sweepstakes
December 29, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Dec. 29, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today it is sponsoring the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas, in support of the Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation. Visitors and game attendees will have an opportunity to donate and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of two custom-painted Harley Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycles. No donation or purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes and winners must meet eligibility requirements.
In addition, the Oshkosh® Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), which is a new vehicle to protect the U.S. Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan, will be on display outside the stadium.
The custom-painted, Army-themed motorcycle, one of two bikes Oshkosh Defense donated for the sweepstakes, also will be on display at the event. With a goal of raising $150,000, the Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes supports the Armed Forces Foundation and its mission of providing assistance to active and retired U.S. military members and their families. The sweepstakes was launched in October and runs through April 15, 2010.
“The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the men and women in the military while enjoying a first-rate college football game. Sponsoring the game and bringing to it our support for the Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes is a natural fit for the sweepstakes and the audiences who will be very supportive of this program,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “We look forward to building on the momentum that this sweepstakes has generated and further supporting the tremendous services provided by the Armed Forces Foundation.”
The Armed Forces Foundation supports military members and their families through assistance such as counseling, living expenses, funeral arrangements, housing improvements, career counseling and transitioning back to civilian life.
No donation or purchase is necessary to enter. Those not able to attend the game may enter online at www.rumblewithacause.org. Individuals will receive one entry for each $10 donation made up to a total of $200 or 20 entries. All rules, including instructions for entry without donation and eligibility requirements, are on the sweepstakes Web site. Oshkosh also will be supporting the sweepstakes at the following upcoming events:
Jan. 4-9 – All-American Bowl, San Antonio, TX
Jan. 27–28 – Marine West, Camp Pendleton, CA
Feb. 7–9 – NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Conference, Monterey, CA
Feb. 24–26 – AUSA Winter, Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 3 – Armed Forces Foundation Gala, Washington, D.C.
March 26–28 – Texas National Guard State Conference, Austin, TX
About The Armed Forces Foundation:
The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) was established in 2001 as a national 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. A part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s America Supports You program, AFF considers it their duty; honor and privilege to serve the needs of those that have bravely served our country. AFF issues direct aid to our wounded warriors, as well as active-duty, retired personnel, Guard, Reserve Components, and their families through a variety of programs. From financial assistance to morale, welfare, and recreation, AFF’s dedication to our troops help them get back on their feet and care for their loved ones at home. For more information, please visit www.armedforcesfoundation.org. “Serving Those Who Serve” • 16 North Carolina Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003 • T: 202.547.4713 • Tax ID No.: 75-3070368 • CFC # 12247
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI™, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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